Landing A Technology Job or Internship

Job-winning tips on selling your skills and abilities to a potential employer - on paper & in person
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  • Lectures 32
  • Contents Video: 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 7/2015 English

Course Description

The interview is your gateway to a job and/or career. Interviews are your ONE chance to: (1) Explain how your past experiences have prepared you for the job; (2) Explain the value you can provide to the organization, and; (3) Explain why YOU are the best candidate for the position. Interviewing is something that doesn't come naturally to most, but I believe it can be mastered through knowledge & practice. In this course, I will walk you through what you need to know to be at your best and will provide examples of great (and not so great) resumes, cover letters, and interviews that focus on tech careers. I have created this course because I deeply care that every candidate deserves the opportunity to show off his or her best attributes in a technical screen or interview.

What are the requirements?

  • Have access to a digital copy of an existing resume (or access to a word processor like Microsoft Word if you are creating a resume for the first time)
  • A specific field of study you are interested in

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Match your skills to a potential job or company
  • Create a 1-page resume
  • Tailor a resume and cover letter for a job description
  • Read and understand a job description
  • Prepare for the interview effectively
  • Understand supplemental interview techniques like code challenges and case studies
  • Master post-interview protocols
  • Handle job offers and rejection like a professional
  • Learn tips to stand out from other applicants

What is the target audience?

  • This course is intended for current students or recent graduates. This includes individuals without extensive, relevant work experience.
  • Ideal students are those looking to get an internship or a first or second job post-degree with a U.S.-based company.
  • Specific tips will be given for applying to STEM-related jobs (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math)

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Curriculum

Section 1: Course Overview
03:50

You'll learn more about this course, the 12 lectures, and me!

Course Overview Quiz
3 questions
Section 2: Job Research
04:29

In this lecture, we'll learn how the interview process tries to ensure that, of the identified candidates, the job goes to the one with the most qualifications which map to the position. We'll also learn how to search for entry-level positions.

03:36

In this lecture, you'll reinforce the learning from the section by completing a homework exercise.

Job Research Quiz
5 questions
Section 3: The 1-Page Resume
02:24

In this lecture, we'll review the homework from the Job Research lecture.

10:53

In this lecture, we'll cover the top tips for a 1-page resume, including how to uniquely tailor it for a specific job posting. We'll cover what a resume should (and should not) include and then discuss the 5 core resume sections.

05:38

In this lecture, we'll walk through a good example of a resume keeping in mind that there is no such thing as the perfect resume. There are a lot of opinions out there of what makes a good resume, but I will show you some features that I like to see in a resume.

04:37

In this lecture, we'll review a bad resume and discuss some "red flags" I often see. I'll point out some issues that you'll want avoid in your own resume.

00:49

In this lecture, you'll reinforce the learning from the section by completing a homework exercise.

The 1-Page Resume Quiz
6 questions
Section 4: Applying for a Job
00:37

In this lecture, we'll review the homework from the 1-Page Resume lecture.

07:44

In this lecture, we will cover the requirements of a successful job application.

04:21

In this lecture, we'll take a look at a cover letter example so that I can point out some of the key features that make for a great cover letter.

02:39

In the continuation of this lecture, we'll conclude with application submission tips.

00:16

In this lecture, you'll reinforce the learning from the section by completing a homework exercise.

Applying for a Job Quiz
5 questions
Section 5: Interview Preparation
00:31

In this homework review, I share a few thoughts on the homework you just completed.

06:06

In this lecture, we'll cover the 2 main types of interviews (screens & hiring interviews), behavior interview questions, and the ALLSTARS behaviors.

02:25

In this lecture, you'll reinforce the learning from the section by completing a homework exercise.

Interview Preparation Quiz
6 questions
Section 6: The Interview
00:42

In this homework review, I share a few thoughts on the homework you just completed.

07:15

In this lecture, we'll cover the basics of what to expect on the interview day. We'll also go over key preparation areas for both video and on-site interviews.

00:40

In this lecture, you'll reinforce the learning from the section by completing a homework exercise.

The Interview Quiz
5 questions
Section 7: Interview Supplements
00:30

In this homework review, I share a few thoughts on the homework you just completed.

02:12

In this lecture, we'll cover the methods some employers use to assess a candidate to ensure you possess the skills, critical thinking, or team work necessary to perform the job.

00:20

In this lecture, you'll reinforce the learning from the section by completing a homework exercise.

Interview Supplements Quiz
3 questions
Section 8: Post-Interview
00:17

In this homework review, I share a few thoughts on the homework you just completed.

00:36

In this lecture, we'll cover what to do when you get home from the interview.

00:24

In this lecture, you'll reinforce the learning from the section by completing a homework exercise.

Post-Interview Quiz
3 questions
Section 9: The Waiting Game
00:41

In this homework review, I share a few thoughts on the homework you just completed.

03:00

In this lecture, we'll review the reasons it takes so long to sometimes hear the result of an interview and some tips to deal with a lack of communication from the employer.

The Waiting Game Quiz
2 questions
Section 10: The Job Offer
02:38

In this lecture, we'll cover how to handle the positive outcome of a job offer and briefly touch on compensation.

00:17

In this lecture, you'll reinforce the learning from the section by completing a homework exercise.

The Job Offer Quiz
2 questions
Section 11: Handling Rejection
01:05

In this lecture, we'll cover how to graciously respond if the answer is "no" and I'll share some tips on how to handle this scenario.

00:11

In this lecture, you'll reinforce the learning from the section by completing a homework exercise.

Handling Rejection Quiz
2 questions
Section 12: Conclusion / Wrap-Up
01:37

In this final lecture, we'll recap the key areas we learned and conclude the course.

Conclusion / Wrap-Up Quiz
1 question

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Instructor Biography

Jeffrey Serpas, Software Development Manager

I am a Computer Scientist and Software Development Apprenticeship Manager. By day, I help to train and develop software interns and entry-level engineers. I have reviewed hundreds of resumes and interviewed hundreds of high-school, college, and post-college students over the past decade. I also hold an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

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