Interview Prep (THE HUNT)

Leon Noel

#100Devs

"All men are created equal, some work harder in preseason"

- Dr. Eric Thomas

Agenda

  • Questions? 

  • Let's Talk -  #100Devs

  • Learn - Professional Checklist

  • Learn - Hitlist

  • Learn - Interview Process

  • Do - CAR / PREP Practice 

  • Homework - Start Interview Prep

Questions

About last class or life

Live CAR Class

FRIDAY
6:00pm EST

And we are talking about the agency

OFFICE HOURS

SUNDAY
1:00pm EST

Fresh Start

Networking - Starts Today

Alternatives?

Client Deadline: May 17th

Active Recall

Ali Abdaal: https://youtu.be/ukLnPbIffxE

Forgetting Curve*

https://intelalearning.wordpress.com

Resetting Forgetting Curve

https://www.pearsoned.com/three-simple-research-based-ways-to-ace-a-test

Spaced Repetition

Ali Abdaal: https://youtu.be/Z-zNHHpXoMM

Where are you?
What do you want?

Happiest Career:

Ticketmaster Office

USA Perspective

How to play the game?

Up to you if you want to play...

Finna Make Sum Nerds Angry

  1. Crafting Your Story
  2. Online Presence
  3. Hitlist
  4. Interview Process
  5. CAR / PREP
  6. Interviewing

Grab The Checklist

Give Stephanie A Follow

Thank you!

1. Crafting Your Story

Why Are You Here

BUT WHY?

Passing The Sniff

Bootcamper!

Just Need To Get To The Nerds

Then it is:

 

Can You Code?


And do I want to work with you for the next two years?

Let's Get Past The Sniff

bootcamper!

Let's Craft

Your Story Blurb

2. Online Persona

Portfolio, Twitter, Linkedin

Twitter

Twitter

Sam (Material UI):

https://twitter.com/tanoaksam

Follow 50 Engineers

Where you will be applying or remote #hashtag

Automate content with Buffer, but REALLY interact

Linkedin/AngelList

Find 5 individuals, endorse them for JS, Node, React

Portfolio Examples

Blaw ($1000):

https://barbaralaw.me

 

Shawn (Amazon - $1495):

https://shawncharles.netlify.app

let developer = true
let designer = false

if(designer === true){
  console.log("Design your portfolio")
}else{
  console.log("USE A TEMPLATE")
}

Portfolio

Templates

Free (and not shady af):

https://html5up.net

 

After your first client: 

https://wrapbootstrap.com

https://themeforest.net

Hosting

Domains

Sometimes you can get the first year free

OR

 

Just use netlify.app for free

Resume

Template: Bob Boberson

Once we have our hitlist, we'll make multiple versions

https://cvcompiler.com/ 

(Run your resume through to see what recruiters see don't pay)

Cover Letter

Example: Bob Boberson

Once we have our hitlist, we'll make multiple versions

Github

PUSH EVERY DAY

Recruiters Love Green Squares

HITLIST

One of the most important things you will ever do for your career

USE THE SHEET!

NOW WITH TWO TABS!: Google Sheet

60 Networked

RECOMMENDED

Applications

Find the hiring manager:

  • Add them to the hitlist
  • Follow them on Twitter
  • Find their email (hunter.io)
  • Ask for a coffee chat 
  • Send a thank you
  • Get the recommendation

Find the engineer on the team:

  • Add them to the hitlist
  • Follow them on Twitter
  • Find their email (hunter.io)
  • Ask for a coffee chat
  • Send a thank you
  • Get the recommendation

Find the recruiter:

  • Add them to the hitlist
  • Follow them on Twitter
  • Find their email (hunter.io)
  • Ask for a coffee chat
  • Send a thank you
  • Get the recommendation

Find their Momma:

  • Add them to the hitlist
  • Follow them on Twitter
  • Find their email (hunter.io)
  • Ask for a coffee chat
  • Send a thank you
  • Get the recommendation

IF YOU EVER JUST CLICK APPLY

30 High Value Apps

Custom Resume, Cover Letter, and Story

10 Premium Apps

Custom everything plus landing page, tweets, blog, and project

100Hours Project

Tie your past to your present and show you can code

100 Hours Project

Description (one paragraph)

Wireframe (wireframe.cc, figma, balsamiq)

 

BEAST MODE GETS JOBS

Interviewing

Finna Make Sum Nerds Angry

Process

  • Apply / Recruited / Recommended
  • Phone Screen
  • Behavioral 
  • Technical Questions
  • Take Home
  • Whiteboard
  • In-person
  • Wine and Dine Interview
  • Offer

*Every Company Is Wildly Different

Once Recommended

WHAT ARE THE STEPS IN THIS PROCESS?

WHAT ARE THE STEPS IN THIS PROCESS?

WHAT ARE THE STEPS IN THIS PROCESS?!?

Once Recommended

Find EVERYTHING about their process!
Glassdoor
Github

Blind

How to prepare?

The Bank

Behavioral

C.A.R.

Cause Action Result

Technical Questions

Explanation, Use, Example

Technical Whiteboard

P.R.E.P

Parameters, Returns, Examples, Pseudo Code

Whiteboarding

Whiteboarding Tests:

  • Communication And Collaboration Skills
  • Job Specific Knowledge
  • Survival Abilities when under pressure 
  • WHITEBOARDING SKILLS...

Hotly debated and not always part of the process

Notes On The Side

*if you know the source please lmk

Write Clearly

Be Mindful Of Space

Practice Practice Practice

P.R.E.P

Parameters, Returns, Examples, Pseudo Code

Let's PREP

FIZZBUZZ

Live CAR Class

FRIDAY
6:30pm EST

Homework

 

Do: Start prepping THE BANK

Do: Complete Your Professional Links

READ: Modern Javascript For Dinosaurs 

WATCH: Node.js Crash Course (just get through it)

#100Devs - Interview Prep (cohort 2)

By Leon Noel

#100Devs - Interview Prep (cohort 2)

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