Tech Dreams Series | Resume Advice

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Tech Dreams is a series where we explore how you can stand out to startups, large tech companies and innovation labs during the hiring and onboarding process; from start to finish – resume and beyond.

A resume is a funny thing if you think about it. It’s essentially a single document that’s meant to capture your professional worth as a person. While it serves an important function in principle, modern hiring practices have forced resume writing to become a game of arbitrary keywords – especially with the increase of relentless Applicant Tracking Systems. continue reading >

Imposter Syndrome aka “WTF am I doing here?”

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You just went through a vigorous interview process at a company that you were so excited about joining. You beat out all the other candidates due to your technical knowledge, amazing people skills and personality fit with the company. Your onboarding process starts and you are starting to settle in. You feel you have so far made the right decision. Your manager says, ok, now go run with it, we know you can get it done. Pat on the back, right?

But then it begins. Thoughts of, “WTF am I doing here?,” “I don’t know what I’m doing,” “They will surely find out I’m a fraud.” If you’ve ever had a thought cross your mind that closely resembles something like,
“someday soon, these people are going to figure out that I don’t know as much they think,” congratulations, you have stumbled upon Imposter Syndrome. Yes, that’s a thing. 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. continue reading >