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Hacks for getting hired beyond conf Nov 2015

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Hacks for Getting Hired

Making a career change? Trying to find your dream job? This workshop will give you insights into what hiring managers at startups look for, and the tips and tricks needed to stand out as an applicant and get the job. You’ll learn:

How to find potential job opportunities and get in front of hiring managers
Crafting the cover letter
Nailing the interview
Follow up steps & getting the job
About Samantha Hepburn

Sam works with a variety of London-based communities and user groups, helping to organise events that focus on developing talent, and mentoring everyone from students to CTOs. She wants fewer people to fall into their careers, and more to play an active role in choosing what they want their future to look like, based on a better understanding of the different types of roles in the technical space.

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Hacks for getting hired beyond conf Nov 2015

  1. HACKS FOR GETTING HIRED GENERAL ASSEMBLY HACKS FOR GETTING HIRED
  2. HACKS FOR GETTING HIRED GENERAL ASSEMBLY WHAT IS GENERAL ASSEMBLY?
  3. Sam Hepburn Partnerships Lead @ General Assembly London How to get in touch with me: Email: sam@ga.co Twitter: @SammyHep Who Am I? HACKS FOR GETTING HIRED3 Founder: Non Technical Women in Tech Organiser: Find a Tech Job in London Organiser: London Startup Jobs
  4. HACKS FOR GETTING HIRED4 WHAT’S MY STORY? MY PAST LIFE South Africa Hospitality Finance LONDON LIFE LOVE technology Not a dev :( MY BIG BREAK Tech communities Java, graduates, CTOs and front end tech GA Career coaching community management MORE More Communities FATJIL London Startup Jobs NTWnTech
  5. HACKS FOR GETTING HIRED GENERAL ASSEMBLY WHAT DO COMPANIES WANT?
  6. People fired up about what you are doing What do they want? HACKS FOR GETTING HIRED6
  7. People who can adapt and want to be ridiculously successful What do they want? HACKS FOR GETTING HIRED7
  8. People who are in it for the long haul What do they want? HACKS FOR GETTING HIRED8
  9. People who add something different to the team What do they want? HACKS FOR GETTING HIRED9
  10. PASSION AND DETERMINATION ARE TWO OF THE MOST IMPORTANT QUALITIES FOR THE SUCCESS OF THE COMPANY. What do they want? HACKS FOR GETTING HIRED10
  11. HACKS FOR GETTING HIRED GENERAL ASSEMBLY BEFORE YOU GET STARTED
  12. HACKS FOR GETTING HIRED12 PROFESSIONAL PROJECT/ PORTFOLIO JOB TRACKER DIGITAL PRESENCE (GITHUB + LINKEDIN) CV! BEFORE YOU GET STARTED In order to set you up for success, you will need the following:
  13. HACKS FOR GETTING HIRED GENERAL ASSEMBLY LETS TALK ABOUT CV’ZZZZZ
  14. 3 Universal Truths! HACKS FOR GETTING HIRED14 ‣Your CV should look different from your best friends CV. ‣Your CV will look widely different in format and structure over time. ‣ Your audience matters! ‣ You will likely have multiple versions of your CV ‣ The name of the game is RELEVANCE! ‣Getting a job comes down to networking and interviewing. ‣Your resume is a supplemental tool; it can open (or close) doors, but you need to walk through them. THERE’S NO ONE-SIZE-FITS-ALL CV TEMPLATE YOUR CV IS A PERSONAL MARKETING PACKAGE YOUR CV WILL NOT GET YOU A JOB
  15. Creative Examples HACKS FOR GETTING HIRED15 ‣The interactive resume of Robby Leonardi ‣Philippe Dubost’s Amaz’ing resume LET’S PUTH THE BOUNDARIES OF CONVENTIONAL CV’S
  16. Simple but effective HACKS FOR GETTING HIRED16
  17. The Basics HACKS FOR GETTING HIRED17 ‣Name, phone, email, digital contact information ‣Education ‣Relevant experience, which can include: paid employment, internships, volunteer work, consulting projects. ‣Relevant community organisations and involvement ‣Relevant skills ‣Relevant awards and achievements WHAT CONTENT SHOULD YOU INCLUDE?
  18. The Basics HACKS FOR GETTING HIRED18 ‣DON’T: Include a photo of yourself, your pet, or your significant other. ‣DON’T:Use unprofessional e-mail addresses (glittergal505@aol.com). ‣DON’T:Include the reason for leaving a former job, salary, or supervisor’s name and contact details. ‣DON’T:Lie or fabricate job duties. ‣DON’T:Use subjective self-describers (“amazing interpersonal skills”). DON’T DO THIS!
  19. Skills HACKS FOR GETTING HIRED19 ‣I KNOW THIS WELL… ‣IVE WORKED WITH… ‣IVE DABBLED WITH…. MAKE THIS CLEAR!!!
  20. HACKS FOR GETTING HIRED GENERAL ASSEMBLY FINDING THE PERFECT JOB
  21. HACKS FOR GETTING HIRED21 There’s more than one way about it! TIP #1
  22. HACKS FOR GETTING HIRED22 TIP #2 Know what’s important to you. Think SECTOR as much as COMPANY
  23. SECTORS HACKS FOR GETTING HIRED23 ‣ Transferwise ‣ GoCardless ‣ Crowdcube ‣ DueDil FINANCE TRAVEL MUSIC RETAILFASHION ‣ CityMapper ‣ One Fine Stay ‣ Secret Escapes ‣ Hailo ‣ Editd ‣ Thread ‣ Stylist Pick ‣ Metail ‣ Songkick ‣ Sofar Sounds ‣ Mixlr ‣ Mixcloud ‣ Not on the High Street ‣ La Zook ‣ StreetHub AND SO SO MANY MORE!
  24. HACKS FOR GETTING HIRED GENERAL ASSEMBLY SSSSHHHHH EVERYONE IS HIRING!
  25. Finding the roles HACKS FOR GETTING HIRED25 CRUNCHBASE.COM ANGEL.CO TECHCITYNEWS.COM
  26. ‣ESCAPE THE CITY ‣TALENT ROCKET ‣ANGEL LIST ‣SILICON MILK ROUNDABOUT ‣TECH CITY JOBS ‣WORK IN STARTUPS ‣HIRE MY FRIEND ‣UNICORN HUNT ‣DREAMSTAKE SKILLSWAP ‣JOBPAGE ‣ENTERNSHIPS Job boards a plenty! HACKS FOR GETTING HIRED26
  27. ‣ESCAPE THE CITY ‣TALENT ROCKET ‣ANGEL LIST ‣SILICON MILK ROUNDABOUT ‣TECH CITY JOBS ‣WORK IN STARTUPS ‣HIRE MY FRIEND ‣UNICORN HUNT ‣DREAMSTAKE SKILLSWAP ‣JOBPAGE ‣ENTERNSHIPS Job boards a plenty! HACKS FOR GETTING HIRED27
  28. HACKS FOR GETTING HIRED28 TIP #3 Dont put all your hopes on your CV.
  29. TWITTER PRESENTATION TITLE29 ‣ Get the companies & staff in your newsfeed. ‣ Tweet. Don’t troll Is great.
  30. LINKEDIN PRESENTATION TITLE30 Is better. ‣ Take pride in your skills, (and if you can) what you’re looking for ‣ Stalk the company, and the staff ‣ Send connection requests (but don’t leave them blank!) ‣ Get endorsed, recommended & intro’d.
  31. Make it easy to be found! HACKS FOR GETTING HIRED31 Your LinkedIn Profile is your living resume: ‣Strong headline and summary paragraph ‣Make sure to get your own URL and make your profile public ‣Good, professional photo ‣Turn off notifications to your network (if you are currently working) ‣Get a few recommendations ‣Certifications, Groups Updated other accounts relative to role: i.e. Github, Pinterest, Youtube
  32. Getting found for a role you don't want. HACKS FOR GETTING HIRED32 ‣Research the individual to see if any connections at another job ‣Ask them if they know about anything more like “This role” or have contacts there ‣Offer to put them in touch with individuals that might be a fit for the role if you know them or will reach out to them
  33. How to find common connections HACKS FOR GETTING HIRED33 Click on the job you’d like to apply to or company. 
 Linked in provides a people you know section for all employees at that company. 

  34. REFERRALS PRESENTATION TITLE34 The Best. ‣ Do you know anyone that works there? ‣ Do you know anyone that knows anyone that works there? ‣ Do you know anyone that knows anyone that knows anyone that works there?
  35. HACKS FOR GETTING HIRED GENERAL ASSEMBLY
  36. HACKS FOR GETTING HIRED36 TIP #4 people are better then job boards.
  37. Tech Job events PRESENTATION TITLE37 WHO WENT?
  38. Tech Job events PRESENTATION TITLE38 26TH NOV, WHO’S COMING?
  39. ‣ MEETUP.COM ‣ STARTUP GRIND ‣ DON’T PITCH ME BRO ‣ GLUG LONDON - DESIGN AND CREATIVE ‣ CREATIVE BYTES ‣ DESIGN + BANTER - DESIGN ‣ LONDON TECHNOLOGY WEEK ‣ HACKER NEWS LONDON ‣ STARTUP WEEKEND ‣ SILICON DRINKABOUT Networking events HACKS FOR GETTING HIRED39
  40. ‣ MEETUP.COM ‣ STARTUP GRIND ‣ DON’T PITCH ME BRO ‣ GLUG LONDON - DESIGN AND CREATIVE ‣ CREATIVE BYTES ‣ DESIGN + BANTER - DESIGN ‣ LONDON TECHNOLOGY WEEK ‣ HACKER NEWS LONDON ‣ STARTUP WEEKEND ‣ SILICON DRINKABOUT Networking events HACKS FOR GETTING HIRED40
  41. HACKS FOR GETTING HIRED GENERAL ASSEMBLY MEETUP.COM
  42. ‣ MEETUP.COM ‣ STARTUP GRIND ‣ DON’T PITCH ME BRO ‣ GLUG LONDON - DESIGN AND CREATIVE ‣ CREATIVE BYTES ‣ DESIGN + BANTER - DESIGN ‣ LONDON TECHNOLOGY WEEK ‣ HACKER NEWS LONDON ‣ STARTUP WEEKEND ‣ SILICON DRINKABOUT Networking events HACKS FOR GETTING HIRED42
  43. HACKS FOR GETTING HIRED GENERAL ASSEMBLY SILICON DRINK ABOUT
  44. Finding the perfect job - A few tips HACKS FOR GETTING HIRED44 ‣A lot like sales or dating – it’s a numbers game! ‣People want to hire people they know or their network knows, especially true in startups. ‣ Employees who refer candidates get compensated for it
  45. ‣ GENERAL ASSEMBLY MAILING LIST ‣ 3 BEARDS ‣ ADA’S LIST - WOMEN IN TECH LISTSERV ‣ THE FETCH ‣ ESCAPE THE CITY ‣ STARTUP DIGEST ‣ TECH CITY NEWS ‣ THE DRUM ‣ 3460 MILES ‣ FACEBOOK GROUPS - LONDON STARTUPS, LONDON STARTUP EVENTS Sync up with London Newsletters HACKS FOR GETTING HIRED45
  46. HACKS FOR GETTING HIRED46
  47. HACKS FOR GETTING HIRED GENERAL ASSEMBLY RESEARCH RESEARCH RESEARCH
  48. The Basics HACKS FOR GETTING HIRED48 ‣Keep it simple ‣Something that isn’t on the resume or linkedin ‣WHY them– what’s so special about this company ‣WHY you are the best person for the specific job ‣What else you’ll bring to the table ‣Be Human!
  49. Cover letter tips HACKS FOR GETTING HIRED49 ‣Send early in the day during the week (avoid your email getting buried) ‣Use email tracking to identify if/when email is opened – you can then follow up shortly after or call (Yesware) ‣ Set a clear time and action for a next step. 

  50. sofia quintero Head of Growth at Geckoboard “In the job description, they said they were looking for a ‘Marketing Honeybadger’ ” ————————————————————————- Some of my mates HACKS FOR GETTING HIRED50
  51. sofia quintero Head of Growth at Geckoboard Some of my mates HACKS FOR GETTING HIRED51
  52. THE INTERVIEW HACKS FOR GETTING HIRED52
  53. The Interview HACKS FOR GETTING HIRED53 ‣ Preparing ‣ Answering Questions ‣ Asking Questions ‣ 

  54. Interview Prep HACKS FOR GETTING HIRED54 ‣ Research the interviewer – it’s okay to stalk... ‣ Research the company – website, find out any press mentions of them, customer reviews, employee reviews. Glassdoor, Yelp, Twitter, blogs, etc. ‣ Show up early (5-10 minutes)! ‣ Come prepared with resume, set list of questions and way to take notes
  55. When answering questions you can… HACKS FOR GETTING HIRED55 ‣Pause before giving an answer to a question ‣Ask for a couple seconds to formulate your thoughts ‣Ask to clarify the question, “If I’m hearing you clearly you asked...” ‣In summary, does this answer the question for you?
  56. HAVE STANDARD SET OF QUESTIONS (3-5) Questions? HACKS FOR GETTING HIRED56
  57. My List HACKS FOR GETTING HIRED57 ‣Three months from now, how will you know this role has been a success? 6 months from now? ‣When do you need to have someone in this role? ‣What do you need help with now? ‣ What’s the best way to work with you? ‣What is something you need on your team and don’t have yet? ‣What is the process for hiring for this position? 

  58. After the interview HACKS FOR GETTING HIRED58 Follow up
  59. FOLLOW UP HACKS FOR GETTING HIRED59 ‣In my opinion the most important part of the process ‣Always send a thank you email regardless of the outcome ‣People get busy its ok to reminder them who you are ‣Send presents?? ‣See if they are going to any events you are.
  60. HACKS FOR GETTING HIRED60 TIP #5 Be a HUMAN!
  61. THE OFFER HACKS FOR GETTING HIRED61
  62. Offer Negotiation HACKS FOR GETTING HIRED62 ‣Let them provide the first number! ‣If you cant give a range! ‣Ask about equity (Startups) ‣Ask when you can get something in writing ‣Ask to meet the team! ‣Ask for time to review the offer and see if you have any questions ‣Sign and start!
  63. HACKS FOR GETTING HIRED GENERAL ASSEMBLY IN SUMMARY‣ Know what you’re after ‣ Research is key ‣ Don’t just rely on your CV ‣ Get out there ‣ Know your value proposition ‣ Keep going!
  64. Sam Hepburn Partnerships Lead @ General Assembly London How to get in touch with me: Email: sam@ga.co Twitter: @SammyHep Thank you! Q&A HACKS FOR GETTING HIRED64 Founder: Non Technical Women in Tech Organiser: Find a Tech Job in London Organiser: London Startup Jobs

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