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getWITit Pittsburgh - Modern Resumes: How to Stand Out and Advance Your Career in Tech - Shared screen with speaker view
Ciara Bryant
27:51
https://linktr.ee/getwititpgh
Ciara Bryant
28:43
www.getwitit.org
Jennifer Apicella
35:01
You can find links to follow us on social media, join our WIT meetup group, nominate someone for our WIT spotlight, or volunteer for one of our committees here: https://linktr.ee/getwititpgh
Cheroc Slater ALL IN!!!
39:35
Thanks for sharing that Jennifer. For everyone on the call, please feel free to drop any questions you might have for Ciara here in the chat. I will monitor the chat for questions and will direct them to her.
Meghan
46:15
Can you provide an example of seeing personality in a resume? This is the first time I've heard this :)
Larissa Gula
50:17
Have to agree with never underestimating communication and interpersonal skills. I know web developers who felt confident at coding but didn't get hired until they got better at talking through their work. No one wants to work with a wall :)
Cheroc Slater ALL IN!!!
50:31
Hi Meghan, you can certainly show your personality in a unique cover letter. But I would also say that you could do a few things, that I have recently done. I changed my basic format by using a themed template for my resume. I also have added my accomplishments, awards, volunteer activities (which speaks to my interests/passions).
Meghan
54:18
thank you!
Christina Thomas
54:22
Due to the competitive nature of the IT do you recommend taking an entry level position at any company, including those w/ a questionable reputation, to gain experience?
Christina Thomas
54:46
*IT industry
Dawn Wertz
56:05
I tend to stumble over pronouncing peoples names. What do you recommend for helping with that
Raghav’s iPhone
57:39
I don’t have a computer science background, but have done a lot of coding in my graduate studies. How can I showcase that I can be hired as a software developer? (Assuming I have the skills to clear the coding round)
Morgan Small
57:53
Do you have any recommendations for someone who has some technical and business experience wanting to change career/industries that is more technical? I'm currently getting my master's in data science but currently doing more business analytics and don't know if I should focus on lateral change to a data analyst vs a direct one into data science.
Steve H
01:05:12
which certs in particular?
Larissa Gula
01:05:32
What certifications do you recommend? (I just graduated from Academy Pittsburgh and I'm willing to keep working/supplementing that experience!)
Raghav’s iPhone
01:10:49
Do MOOCs like coursera count as legit certifications!
Raghav’s iPhone
01:10:52
?
Ciara Bryant
01:11:20
@Raghav yes.
Cheroc Slater ALL IN!!!
01:13:30
Thanks, for that question Jennifer and great tips Ciara.
Cheroc Slater ALL IN!!!
01:13:53
Is there a rule of thumb now a days on the length of your resume, no more than 2 pages, no more than 3 pages?
D
01:15:05
I was told by bootcamp instructors to avoid complex formatting (like columns) that might not be read correctly by automatic resume filters. Do you have thoughts on this?
Morgan Small
01:15:20
lol
Cheroc Slater ALL IN!!!
01:16:13
Sorry, I missed your great question Morgan!
Morgan Small
01:16:30
Aww thank you!!
Megan Morgan, CPA
01:17:30
Yes! Thank you, exactly what I needed to hear - good question Morgan
Morgan Small
01:18:03
Thanks @Megan Morgan (also love your last name)
D Dixon
01:18:04
Sorry i meant the career services folks, not instructors.
D Dixon
01:19:38
This is great to know, thanks!
Cheroc Slater ALL IN!!!
01:20:16
Thanks everyone!!!! Have a great day!!!!
Jennifer Apicella
01:20:23
https://linktr.ee/getwititpgh
Christina Thomas
01:20:30
Thank you! Very helpful...
D Dixon
01:20:44
Thank you!!
Sarah Withee (she/her)
01:20:44
have a great day!
Umme Habiba
01:20:45
Thank you