Posts By Jessica Rowen

Tech Dreams Series | Preparing for Day One + Beyond

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Starting a new job is super exciting, but it can also be very nerve-racking. It’s very common to spend the weeks leading up to your first day with thoughts of doubt. Take me, for example: I spent nearly three weeks freaking out before starting at gdR. And because I overanalyze EVERYTHING, my first instinct was to Google “tips for starting a new job”. What I found was 88M+ results bas... continue reading >

Tech Dreams Series | Interview Prep Tips

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Every tech company has a different approach to interviewing. Some may employ a more traditional approach with questions focused on your experience and others may be as “out there” as the ol’ draw an owl approach. Regardless of their differences, there are always commonalities across the board. Below are a few of our favourite tips that will help you feel confident and prepared for any tech i... continue reading >

It’s True: Agency Tech Recruiters Suck

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It’s no secret that agency tech recruiters don’t have the best reputation. I mean, you might have landed a decent job through a recruiter before and that’s great. But generally, there seems to be a pretty negative consensus out there. You could Google it or look on Glassdoor, but you already know. This really comes through in a popular Medium post by Eric Elliott titled The Recruiter Pla... continue reading >

Career Roadmap Series | Rajah Lehal – Founder and CEO, Clausehound.com

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Everyone has a story to tell. Toronto hosts a vibrant tech ecosystem that continues to grow and make waves around the world. But the community is made up of individuals, each with their own experiences of triumph, struggle, detours and grit. We’re launching this new Career Roadmap series to share just some of these many stories with you. Each post will put a spotlight on someone in the indust... continue reading >