Follow these simple steps to get your LinkedIn profile in shape:
|Highlight your most relevant experience to the job you are applying for.
|Emphasize your accomplishments, results and proud work moments over responsibilities. Include any measurable business outcomes whenever possible.
|Your most recent experience is the most important section on the resume.
|If you list something on your resume, be prepared to speak in-depth about it.
|If your resume has extended gaps in employment be prepared to speak to them.
|Research the company (Company Website, Glassdoor, LinkedIn, Etc.)
|Learn about the people you are interviewing with (via LinkedIn, Company news, Referrals etc..)
|Prepare your own personal elevator pitch.
|Know why you are interested in the company and role.
|Think of an explanation on why you are job searching.
|Pen and paper—to take notes.
|Several copies of your resume.
|Pre-written questions for your interviewers.
|A laptop to display prior work / portfolio etc. (Only bring out the laptop if requested / prompted)
|Understand the company culture and dress code. (Dress one level up from the typical attire of company leadership)
|Err on the side of overdressing.
|Comfort is key.
|Don’t wear anything that is overly distracting.
|Be brief when describing your work history.
Use the STAR method to answer questions:
Keep your answers clear, concise and focused
|Do not speak poorly of a former employer / leadership
|Ask questions, clarify the requirements, and write them down.
|Use your space efficiently. Start at the top left of the white board and leave space between lines of code in case you need to go back and make edits.
|Explain your code and thought process as you work through the problem.
|If you get stuck, ask for help
|Send a short thank you email to the recruiter/hiring manager.
|If you take note of all the people in the interview, you can address it to all who were involved in your interview.
|If you did not know the answer to a question in the interview, you can address it in your thank you email.