Performed thousands of technical interviews and built teams for many of the worlds leading brands
Software Developer with >20 years of experience
Held positions from Junior Developer through to CTO
Previously Head of Talent Acquisition for X-Team
Why this course?
Most interview courses for developers are about learning algorithms. The vast majority of the developers that are successful in the interview process and are hired, or offered the role, are the candidates who succeed in selling themselves rather than remembering a handful of technical algorithms. This course will help you to prepare and then stand out in both your application and during the interview itself. There’s no long list of things to remember. This course is focussed on delivering the subtle alterations that can be made to any application or presentation to ensure you are presenting the best version of yourself to each interviewer as well as ways to ensure your interview responses deliver value and have real meaning.
Following this course you will be able to:
Structure your CV and LinkedIn profiles to stand out to both recruiters and employers
Prepare your environment for remote interviews
Apply strategies to ensure ensure your interview answers deliver real value
Get ahead of your competition by understanding how recruiters and employers think when interviewing developers
Manage the interview process in order to ensure you’re presenting the best version of yourself
What topics are discussed in the course
The Headline section of LinkedIn (which you should consider duplicating on your CV) is your elevator pitch. Learn to make it clear and succinct and why that's important.
The long form version of your elevator pitch. Learn to define yourself and declare your chosen career direction.
Learn to make your CV and LinkedIn entries standout for those scanning through and meaningful for those reading in more detail
Learn how and why to submit your details into job sites and agency applicant tracking systems
Learn what recruiters see when they view your profiles on places like GitHub, Gitlab or Bitbucket and how to utilise these profiles to add weight to your application
Introduction to how and why setup and preparation is key for remote interviews
How to adjust your lighting to ensure you are presenting yourself in a professional manner
How to position your camera for the best presentation
Present yourself as a professional
Know what to wear and what not to wear for remote interviews
Learn how to choose and prepare your environment for remote interviews
How to answer the question "Tell me about yourself?"
Learn to find out how best to answer the interviewers questions
Learn to get ahead of the interview by doing your research
Learn to increase the impact of your answers in the interview by framing them to help the interviewer
Learn to avoid simply listing your skills and provide value to the interviewer in order to stand out
Common questions and interview discussions and how to handle them
How to answer the question "How do you keep up to date with technology?" and turn it into a chance to show even more value!
What to do if you are late for an interview?
More resources for practice interviews, profile reviews and more