I remember that it took me a long time to work up the courage to write a cover letter for the first time. You don't have to be intimidated by it though. So long as you're a decent writer (with a decent proofreader), it can only help your chances at landing a job.
The trend in software development to make releases faster and more frequent has been spurred in part by new technologies that have made continuous integration cheaper and easier. We've been using CI at Packback for the past year, and here's what our workflow is like as well as my setup for personal and open source projects.
Not only do you have to know your stuff when it comes to technology; you're expected to quickly and concisely communicate and prove your decision making ability to a stranger across the table from you. Needless to say, #interviewing is hard, but I've been paying attention to what a lot of the pros are saying. After compiling hundreds of tips, I narrowed down my top 42 for this article on #ITBrander.
Enjoy, and let me know if you have your own favorites!
If you know anyone or you're interested in hearing about what we're working on, let me know. It's an exciting time to be in the education and textbook space.
Let me know if you've got others that I should add to the list!
I've realized that while most of us have had Linkedin a long time there are still people (new grads, older workers, and non-techies) who are discovering the network for the first time. If you know someone who's a first timer, this post could be a great resource for them.
Anything else I should add? Let me hear your thoughts.
Let me know if I missed anything!
- Packback BooksHead of Engineering, 2013 - present
- JobBranderFounder, 2013 - 2015
- Uloop - Student News & ClassifiedsDirector of Student News, 2012 - 2013
- Shakeup MediaFounder, 2011 - 2012
- Siemens HealthcareTechnical Writing Intern, 2011 - 2011
- GE Consumer and IndustrialMechanical Engineering Intern, 2007 - 2008
- CleanAir EngineeringEngineering Intern, 2009 - 2009
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