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Uncomplicate Your Job Search (Encore) - Shared screen with speaker view
Tech Ladies Presenter
01:30
Hi everyone! Please feel free to say hello and let me know where you are joining from today!
krista
01:31
From Detroit
caraschmidt
01:37
San Jose, CA
S Lawrence
01:58
San Antonio, TX!
Allana
02:22
Greetings from sunny San Francisco.
Sarah
02:53
Hello from cold and snowy Chicago
Sophie Nazerian
02:54
Hi everyone! This is Sophie on Team Tech Ladies! Thanks for joining in today. We’re excited for Jenn’s 1st webinar in our job search series. :) I’m in Los Angeles btw
krista
02:58
Yes! -30 here in Detroit
Sophie Nazerian
03:03
Hey hey!
Sophie Nazerian
03:09
Wow!
megan
03:17
Im in Denver
richil.cheng
03:31
London is snowing too! Hello everyone!
Kelly T
03:41
San Francisco. minus the small earthquake that shook my office (out by Daly City), weather is all good here
Kelly T
04:06
it freaked me out! I grew up in Indiana/Michigan
Kelly T
04:37
not really and i hope i never do!
Allana
04:46
That is so funny, I felt the shake and thought my downstairs neighbor was exercising. Now I know it was actually a quake.
Kola
05:20
Hello!
Kelly T
05:23
I pulled up USGS after it shook
Corinne
05:35
Hello!
Kola
05:47
My biggest challenge is I get lots of initial interviews but no follow up.
krista
06:05
Having issues how to get past ATS. I am not getting a whole lot of response to jobs I’m applying too but know I have the experience and triple checked my resume content
Lesley
06:08
My biggest issue is finding a junior-level developer job. I’m a career switcher and I have now done a 6-month internship, but it’s hard finding jobs, especially in my area (western Massachusetts). Remote would be ideal, but there just don’t seem to be remote junior jobs.
krista
06:11
yes
Sophie Nazerian
06:13
Yes
Mariya Mego
06:19
yes
S Lawrence
06:24
How do you transition from 'almost management' to 'management'?
caraschmidt
06:27
I’m not even sure where to start…I just moved to a new place, don’t know anyone, and figure I’ll meet people (and learn where to get my hair done, etc.) once I get a job…
richil.cheng
06:43
One of the key questions for me is— How to narrow down the job search- esp when there are so many different titles that might contain/require similar skills and experiences
Kelly T
07:01
I'm a career switcher trying to change from higher ed administration into people ops/d&I in tech. I'm trying to leverage referrals, but yes, ATS are challenged. I've had my resume reviewed so many times and I can't seem to get the initial interview
Lesley
07:06
Oh great! I’ll go find it!
Anna Plumlee
07:15
Just moved across the country and need to find a job somewhere where I don’t have an existing network
megan
07:17
Just finished a developer bootcamp as career transition and am just starting job search.
Randi Brookes
07:37
how to pitch a role to a company that doesn’t have an open req
S Lawrence
07:42
Second, a lot of positions require experiences that I don't have at my current job (one of the reasons I'm leaving) and I'm not sure how to get those experiences - even when I work on them on my own time it doesn't reflect well on a resume.
Katherine Lohff
08:13
My past experience is random and I don’t know how to talk about it.
katiebeckmann
22:32
Once you nail down knowing what I’m seeking in a role, would this be something I should relay within a cover letter?
Erna
32:33
Not a question Jenn, but thanks so much for answering questions as you go through your presentation vs waiting till the end. :-)
Katie Schenk
38:30
(High five for learning to code while caring for family!)
Julia
40:24
I use jobscan.co and there are still tons of places I have applied and get no response. Any suggestions to increase response rate? I have had people in my industry look at my resume and portfolio and they say it’s good…
Julia
41:40
8 months, over 200 jobs
Julia
42:17
Heard from a couple, 80% no response rate
Julia
42:28
Track it all in Excel :)
Julia
43:30
ok, thanks!
Jen
43:50
How many applications, that are customized, would you recommend aiming for a week then?
Jen
45:14
Ok thanks
katiebeckmann
45:19
What would you say are the top or best job search websites? Ladders, LinkedIn etc?
Erna
45:52
Jenn, can you share the guide to finding remote jobs?
Kola
46:18
I’m not on FB, how can I get this?
Business Development
46:31
Is it an appropriate and useful strategy to be proactive (but not aggressive) to send follow up email to recruiter or HR contact if you haven’t been contacted after submitting an application? Does this help bring your resume to the surface… or is it just annoying?
Business Development
48:58
Right, right. Makes sense :)
Erna
50:27
Found it: https://medium.com/@meganberry/the-complete-guide-to-working-on-a-remote-team-6bb11213e37c?fbclid=IwAR1qE43DAhzD9AmDIHHwfzicAz-JTWSAtAEysBRjCRRenBMcQc_pFJy7VCw
Kola
50:59
Thank you!
Katie Schenk
51:02
Power to Fly is a remote only job search board, if that helps.
richil.cheng
53:24
Yes!
Natalie W.
53:36
How do you follow up after an informational interview ?
richil.cheng
53:58
yes to the networking questions and finding the right type of networking events
Kelly T
54:29
When you go to networking events, how do you connect with people without being overly agressive or "begging for help" with your search. What's a good way to chat about it and follow up?
Sarah
57:57
What are some ways that you can nurture your existing network?
Jen
01:03:24
One quick question regarding resumes - I haven’t held a full time job before, I’m still fairly fresh out of college, and a lot of my work experience is from when I was in college and so never worked in a high enough position to have a lot of “achievements” as they’re outlined - how can I talk up what I did do given my roles were limited?
S Lawrence
01:03:56
How do we address shortcomings at our current position without sounding like we're trash-talking?
Jen
01:05:08
I worked in the Admissions office - I’ve been trying to outline things I did above and beyond my role, but I can’t provide like the specific statistics I’ve heard
Kate Pazoles
01:06:16
Also - references! If we can’t give references from current job, how do you explain that? Or if you don’t want them to contact your current job? I’ve had some places insist they need a current coworker for reference
S Lawrence
01:06:17
You just described my workplace to a 't' haha - thank you!!
Kate Pazoles
01:10:44
Follow up on references - if you’ve been at the same company for 5+ years, are previous job references now too old? Will 2-3 references from the same company seem weird?
Erna
01:11:37
Thanks so much Jenn. Have to run.
Julia
01:11:47
Thank you!
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01:14:18
Thank you!
mysteriousxbeauty
01:15:17
Can you use a different coworker other than your manager to be your reference but you haven’t worked with as closely as your manager ?
JessicaReinhardt
01:15:18
thank you!
Jen
01:15:23
Thank you
Katherine Lohff
01:15:25
Thank you so much!
S Lawrence
01:15:33
Thank you so much!! This was awesome!
May
01:15:33
Thank you!
mysteriousxbeauty
01:15:34
Thank you so much.
Smartinez
01:15:36
Thank you.
Business Development
01:15:36
This was fantastic, thank you!!
Sophie Nazerian
01:15:38
Thank you everyone for joining us today! We’ll send the link soon with info about Jenn! - Sophie @ Tech Ladies
Margarete
01:15:49
Thank you!
Kelly T
01:15:50
Thank you!