Past Meetup

Getting Hired at Junior: Panel on Resumes, Interviewing & Negotiation

This Meetup is past

63 people went

Every 3rd Thursday of the month

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Getting your first (or second or third) tech job is hard. There's lots of opinions and very little hard information about what most benefits entry-level developer as they navigate the interview and hiring process. We aim to fill this void (or at least fill it in a bit) with an informative panel of hiring managers, CTOs, and recruiters who'll all bring their understanding of tech jobs to help you. Bring yourself, bring your friends!

Topics we will definitely cover:
- What are good "portfolio" projects to put on my resume?
- Are Cover Letters worth it?
- How do I ask for more money?
- Are Stock Options worth anything?

Our Lovely Panelists:
- Christopher Gibson, Technical Recruiting Manager, Kinetica
- Victoria Guido, Operations Manager, Blackstone Federal
- Ling Peterson, Recruiting Manager, Blackstone Technology Group
- Brock Wilcox, VP Engineering, Framebridge

But other than that, the discussion is up to you!

Food will be provided!

Our meetings are open to all experience levels, from total novices to expert.

We now meet at Optoro's Metro Center location at 1001 G St NW, 12th floor

Please note our Code of Conduct:

We always need presenters, so if you have a topic or project on which you'd like to do a 30-minute presentation on anything Ruby-related, Rails-related or possibly of interest to Ruby developers, please contact our organizers [masked] and we'll schedule you to speak. If you have presented before, you are welcome to give a presentation on a new topic. This is a great chance for some of you guys and gals lingering in the back of the room to share some of the cool things you are working on. Don't be shy -- you're among fellow geeks. :)

As always, we'll have an ample supply of free pizza and soda for all attendees, so don't worry about eating dinner beforehand.

And we'll be heading to a nearby bar after the meeting, to unwind and socialize with fellow techies.