Tech Ladies Presenter
Hi everyone! Please feel free to say hello and let me know where you are joining from today!
San Jose, CA
San Antonio, TX!
Greetings from sunny San Francisco.
Hello from cold and snowy Chicago
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
Yes! -30 here in Detroit
Im in Denver
London is snowing too! Hello everyone!
San Francisco. minus the small earthquake that shook my office (out by Daly City), weather is all good here
it freaked me out! I grew up in Indiana/Michigan
not really and i hope i never do!
That is so funny, I felt the shake and thought my downstairs neighbor was exercising. Now I know it was actually a quake.
I pulled up USGS after it shook
My biggest challenge is I get lots of initial interviews but no follow up.
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
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.
How do you transition from 'almost management' to 'management'?
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…
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
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
Oh great! I’ll go find it!
Just moved across the country and need to find a job somewhere where I don’t have an existing network
Just finished a developer bootcamp as career transition and am just starting job search.
how to pitch a role to a company that doesn’t have an open req
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.
My past experience is random and I don’t know how to talk about it.
Once you nail down knowing what I’m seeking in a role, would this be something I should relay within a cover letter?
Not a question Jenn, but thanks so much for answering questions as you go through your presentation vs waiting till the end. :-)
(High five for learning to code while caring for family!)
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…
8 months, over 200 jobs
Heard from a couple, 80% no response rate
Track it all in Excel :)
How many applications, that are customized, would you recommend aiming for a week then?
What would you say are the top or best job search websites? Ladders, LinkedIn etc?
Jenn, can you share the guide to finding remote jobs?
I’m not on FB, how can I get this?
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?
Right, right. Makes sense :)
Found it: https://medium.com/@meganberry/the-complete-guide-to-working-on-a-remote-team-6bb11213e37c?fbclid=IwAR1qE43DAhzD9AmDIHHwfzicAz-JTWSAtAEysBRjCRRenBMcQc_pFJy7VCw
Power to Fly is a remote only job search board, if that helps.
How do you follow up after an informational interview ?
yes to the networking questions and finding the right type of networking events
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?
What are some ways that you can nurture your existing network?
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?
How do we address shortcomings at our current position without sounding like we're trash-talking?
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
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
You just described my workplace to a 't' haha - thank you!!
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?
Thanks so much Jenn. Have to run.
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 ?
Thank you so much!
Thank you so much!! This was awesome!
Thank you so much.
This was fantastic, thank you!!
Thank you everyone for joining us today! We’ll send the link soon with info about Jenn! - Sophie @ Tech Ladies