Landing a Job in Tech

**WHAT IS IT ABOUT?**

We’ll be discussing how to land a job in the tech sector, including tips for searches, applications, networking, and interviews.

Our guest speakers / panelists will discuss:

1. Finding Roles
– How do I find opportunities (networking, searches, etc.)?
2. Applying
– What does the application and screening process look like?
– What are tips/tricks for making this easier?
– How do you deal with implicit / explicit bias in this process?
3. Technical Interviews
– What are key problem-solving techniques to apply during screening interviews and technical / white-board interviews?
– How is this process different during the pandemic?
4. Resources
– For #1-3, where can I find resources to help improve my chances of landing a job?

**WHO IS SPEAKING?**

Our speakers and panel will include industry folks from a few area companies. Right now, this list includes:

Nadia Bahrami
Software Engineer @ Hulu
https://www.linkedin.com/in/nadiabahrami

Kevin Lim (he/him)
Director of Software Engineering @ NBC News
https://www.linkedin.com/in/kevin-mateo-lim

Francine Johnson
Senior Director, Customer Experience @ F5
https://www.linkedin.com/in/francine-johnson-seattle

Keith Bowers
Senior Technical Trainer @ F5
https://www.linkedin.com/in/keith-bowers-7670ba1

Spandita Gujrati (she/her)
Engineer 2 @ Nordstrom
https://www.linkedin.com/in/spanditagujrati

Isaac Obezo
Sr. Data Engineer @ Tableau
https://www.linkedin.com/in/isaacobezo

**WHAT IS THE FORMAT?**

We’ll have a quick introduction followed by guest speakers covering the questions above. Then we’ll switch over to moderated Q&A.

**DO I HAVE TO BE AN EXPERT? A STUDENT?**

No and no. This Meetup is open to all who are interested and is meant to be an introduction to the topic.

**WHO IS SPONSORING?**

North Seattle College’s Application Development BAS Degree Program is providing our Zoom hosting space:

https://northseattle.edu/programs/bas-application-development

**HOW DO I ATTEND AND PARTICIPATE?**

This will be a virtual Meetup event. We will post information about our Zoom Meeting location. You’ll need to download the appropriate software for your computer, tablet, or mobile device.

https://zoom.us/download

Questions for the Q&A will be handled via the Zoom chat functionality, with instructions presented during the Meetup.

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