Job Seekers’ Workshops

Job Seekers’ Workshops provide a welcoming place for people interested in the tech community to seek and provide advice. Sometimes mentoring or networking seems nebulous. Instead, we coordinate directed sessions with knowledgeable volunteers who provide resume feedback, interview advice, and perspectives on the tech landscape. If you want career advice or hard conversation practice, this is the workshop for you.

We start the day with introductions and a Keynote presentation, followed by three individual sessions with different volunteers.
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The better prepared you are for the conversations you will have at the workshop, the more you will benefit from them. We’ve put together some suggestions to help you come prepared.

Schedule

TIME (all times ET)ACTIVITY
9:30am – 10:00amWelcome – Introductions – Announcements
10:00am – 11:00amKeynote: TBD
11:00am – 11:30amSession A
11:30am -11:45amBreak
11:45am – 12:15pmSession B
12:15pm – 1:00pmLunch & Networking
1:00pm – 1:30pmSession C
1:30pm – 2:15pmPanel Discussion: Ask Anything
2:15pm – 2:30pmClosing remarks

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Session Types

Our volunteers are experienced tech professionals, hiring managers, and recruiters who are committed to helping people develope their technical careers.

Resume Clinic

Give your resume a thorough polishing and help it stand out in the stack. Get advice on what should, or should not, be included and how to tailor your resume to the position you are seeking.

Mock Interview

Practice your interview skills by having an experienced interviewer, or panel of interviewers, ask you the questions you're not sure how to answer. Providing a job description at registration will help your volunteer prepare for your mock interview.

Career Conversation

Have an open conversation with an industry expert about whatever concerns you most.

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Make the Most of Your Virtual Shift/Enter Experience:

HOW TO PREPARE:

  • Get familiar with Zoom!
    • Be sure you have Zoom video conference software installed and working on your computer (Getting Started with Zoom)
    • We'll strongly encourage everyone to use video for the entirety of the conference, so be sure yours is working. (How to Test Video in Zoom)
    • Test your audio too. (How to Test Audio in Zoom)
    • Familiarize yourself with the chat feature as well. We'll ask participants to use this to ask questions during the conference. It will also be a way you can directly communicate with other participants. (How to Use Zoom Chat)
  • Have your resume and cover letter updated and ready to review.
    • You may consider having your resume and cover letter as a Google Doc to make it easy for folks to add comments and make live revisions.
    • Or at least have them in PDF format so you can easily share with others.
    • You may also want some printed versions for yourself to make notes on.
  • Dress for professional networking.
    • Even though this will be a remote conference, we'll encourage everyone to use video.
  • All participants are expected to comply with the C-ville Code of Conduct.

WHAT TO EXPECT IN THE DAYS BEFORE THE WORKSHOP:

  • You’ll get a link and password to the Zoom meeting shortly before the event.
  • The link you receive will bring you to our virtual check-in desk.
    • This room will always be accessible to you and will be staffed with Shift/Enter volunteers to answer any questions you have via the Zoom chat feature.
  • From here, you’ll be “moved” into other meeting rooms based on the conference schedule.