HOW TO LAND YOUR NEXT SOFTWARE ENGINEERING JOB PT 1.

HOW TO LAND YOUR NEXT SOFTWARE ENGINEERING JOB PT 1.

July 12, 2019 13 By Bernardo Ryan



this video is sponsored by Mathieu what is going on everyone welcome to my channel my name is Jocelyn J but everyone just calls me Jessie honestly I don't even know why my channel name is Jessie when J when no one calls me that but that's beside the point I know most of you all who are watching this video or just watch my content in general are either newcomers or you are people who are non subscribers so I just want to take some time just a little bit of time to give you a background about me just so you all could get to know me a little bit more and what I do here on YouTube I currently work as a full-stack software developer engineer whatever you want to call it and I also make tech career travel and lifestyle videos here on YouTube so if that sounds cool at all maybe subscribe to this channel with all that being said let's get started oh I sound so professional oh let's get started this video will be broken up into three main topics I want to focus today on the networking aspect and how that will help you land your next job as a software developer or engineer so when I was a college student I noticed a lot of my peers didn't take advantage of the networking opportunities that we had to be honest I wasn't complaining does that mean that there were more opportunities for me to get my name out there and for me to stand out amongst my peers however now that I'm not a student I figured I could spill some of that tea or pass some information down to you even though CS and sweet CS stands for computer science suite cents for software engineering just in case you didn't know they can be very introverted fields where you spend many hours in solitude well Elise for entry-level positions but still networking is very important and can open up opportunities that you didn't even know was possible honestly they open up those opportunities where you end up in solitude so I want to tell you all a story for those of you are you're gonna learn that I like telling stories I guess that's why I have a YouTube channel but anyways the story when I was in college there was a company that came to our career fair I remember I hesitated going over to I hesitated to go over and talk with them network with them and give them my resume and the reason being is because I was underdressed and you want to make sure that you look the part that's super important as a matter of fact I'm gonna get into that a little bit later but I was wearing shorts and a t-shirt and the reason being is because I really had no intentions of going to the career fair and I was working down the hallway in the academic record department anyways I decided to research the coming company because I never heard of them before and I found out that they were actually based out of North Carolina and that they have been ranked as a top company to work for for many years as a matter of fact a few years ago they were ranked as the number one company to work for so I actually worked for a top company to work for as an intern and I figured they'd be ok with me wearing a t-shirt and shorts because I really didn't have any intentions of going to the career fair until I found out that this amazing company was there with all these cool opportunities so I went over and I talked with them and they actually didn't care I was wearing a t-shirt and shorts not every company is gonna be like that and my circumstance was a little bit different I was coming from work and they just enjoyed that I had the guts or the willingness to get out of my comfort zone and talk with them give them my resume talk about my experiences in a t-shirt and shorts while all my peers are wearing suits remember when I talked about a lot of my peers didn't take advantage of that of networking opportunities that we had well this was an example of that basically none of my peers went over to that booth and to talk with that company which allow me to stand out and allow me to have as much time as I needed to talk with them and another reason why no one was really at their booth was because they were a software company looking for potential soft years and developers and a lot of the students who are at the career fair we're like Mechanical Engineers industrial systems chemical electrical and civil engineers and that company was looking for people what programming skill sets so I did which was a plus and I'm really glad that I took the opportunity to talk with them because we had an amazing conversation and that actually led to an internship offer see that experience taught me that well you know programming skills are very important github all that stuff is very important it's great but networking is still very important and it actually is a part that helps you get your foot into the door to show off your skill set I'll never forget a recruiter told me that if you go over and talk with them at the career fair you'll have a good conversation you know obviously your experience is relevant that you aren't gonna be considered for an interview and let me tell you that is super important it's major key because when you're applying the jobs on LinkedIn and deed in all those places it's really just a resume stack and how are you supposed to stand out amongst your peers it's really tough to do that but it's actually really easy to do that when you're able to talk with those recruiters in person so they can actually put a face to the resume or a face to the paper that they have in their stack of resumes I know means do I think I'm the best coder I do know that I love people I do have pretty good networking skills and soft skills I use those skill sets to show employers that I get a chance to meet in person how passionate I am about engineering and about the industries that I wanted to pursue at the time so it is very important that you go over to those career fairs and those booths – let employers know how passionate you are about the career interests you have the industry you want to pursue and/or the company that you want to work for another thing to keep in mind that I'm gonna talk more about in the next video is to make sure that your resume is updated and that it is tailored towards the jobs that you are applying for I know that sounds like a lot of work but it's totally worth it you don't want to have a resume tailored towards iOS software development when you want to go work on where you want to be a systems engineer at Tesla you may still get a call back a phone interview from that but you want to make sure that your resume has those keywords so recruiters can find you on those sites like indeed handling things I mean those keywords make it easier for recruiters to find you you want to be a software developer or engineer make sure that you have keywords like algorithms data structures HTML CSS JavaScript C++ Python Java angular react problem solving and more remember when I said I was underdressed at that career fair even though it did work out I was still underdressed well you don't have to worry about that ever again which is why I'm so happy to be working with met you once again special shout-out to match.you for sending me over three Taylor buttoned down this first shirt that you're gonna see me wearing is the Grice and red bamboo fiber button-down and let me tell you this is by far the most comfortable dress shirt I've ever owned keep in mind the outfits that you see are tailored towards the events that I'm attending so if you see me wearing a button-down with some more casual pants or no tie well I never really wear ties but you can tell if I'm not wearing like a suit jacket or I'm wearing some casual pants it's probably a networking event that's held at a conference or a college but if you see me wearing a blazer I'm probably on my way to an interview or at the very least a career fair I really like the pop of hence because sometimes just wearing you know gray shirt and black pants is really nice you know sleek minimal whatever you want to call it but sometimes I like to add a little pop or something that allow the recruiters to remember me like oh yeah that dude wore those plaid pants that he really rocked them don't get me wrong a black suit has always been my go-to but every now and then I like to add a little swagger to my outfits okay now that I showed you how I'd stop my dress shirts and what I'd wear to a networking event or an interview I'm gonna show you how to order the perfectly fitting tailor-made button-down from at you so the first thing you're gonna want to select is whether or not you have a smart measure account or a guest account it's your size metric so inches pounds kilograms all that good stuff if you want to put in your height you're gonna want to put in your weight your age you can put your ethnicity and if you want to also you want to describe how your shoulders are built what best describes your chest and your midsection so there are some optional parameters that you can enter values in but I didn't do anything for the collar size the sleeve length or the waist size but also you can pick how slim you want your dress shirts to fit I suppose I like the European style like the modern cut so typically that's like a slim fit but you could pick your collar style I'm gonna remember all colors I picked you can also pick your cuff style your pocket style your placa style as well I didn't pick any pocket so I didn't add any pockets to my dress shirts I wish I would have and if you are thinking about doing that I would definitely add a pocket style to the gray dress shirt that we're looking at right now I didn't add any monograms or any locations for any monograms so yeah that's all you have to do to order the perfectly fitting tailor-made suit from that you also they have 24/7 customer service and remember that it will take a couple weeks to get your shirt because it is and cut tailor-made to fit you