Mock Interviews This is going to be a little different from our regular episodes. Instead of following an outline or interviewing a guest Will is going to put BJ through two mock interviews.
Bad Interview Questions Interviewing is not easy for either the interviewee nor the interviewer. There are rules and in some areas laws to abide by when developing questions yet the interviewer still needs to determine which candidate will be the best fit for the company.
Whiteboards and Code Challenges For both the whiteboard and code challenge as well as for answering technical questions during the interview practice will help you move from terrified to competent to comfortable. Before your interview review questions on the languages/frameworks ect you will be using. Get into the habit of doing daily code katas. These will help you with both whiteboard and coding challenges.
Soft Skills to Ace the Interview Soft skills are the skills we use to communicate with those around us. They help us to be more diplomatic, respectful, and professional even when presented with frustrating situations. When being evaluated for an interview or promotion your soft skills are what they look at when determining if you will "be a good fit" with the team.
Building A Resume A solid resume not only gets your foot in the door, but sets the tone for the interview itself. In addition to helping the interviewer shape their questions about you, a well-crafted resume puts you in control of how the interviewer perceives your value, which can completely change the way they perceive your answers to questions.
Getting A Job In preparation for our 2 year anniversary episode we will be having a series of episodes on finding a new job. We start with an overview of looking for a job and what all is involved in the process.
The Future of Programming The future is often a scary, uncertain place for people. Everyone likes to project how things will turn out for them in the future. Tech folks are no different and the guys assembled a group of knowledgeable developers to discuss what we think is coming over the next five years.
Present Yourself Well with John Sonmez The software development industry has got a bit of a reputation. From poor personal hygiene to poor relationship hygiene to social awkwardness, how developers present themselves often stands in the way of them achieving their full potential.
Reviewing and Revising Your Goals Due to some recent events in BJ's life that have made him re-evaluate some of his goals for this year we've decided to look in on our goals and do a mid year review.
Dealing With Loss It's important to understand the grieving process. Not only is it part of being an adult but understanding how people process grief is also crucial to avoiding situations that make it worse.