The crucial questions that you may be asking yourself are, “What is going to make my resume stand out to an employer or graduate program?” and “How am I going to strategically highlight my experience, skills, professional brand and facets of my personality?”
Often in the engineering community, there is a large emphasis on technical interviews and behavioral interview prep tends to take a backseat. To many seasoned interviewers, behavioral interviews come very naturally. To those that are still new to it, it can be tricky to navigate. Behavioral interviews are how companies tell if a candidate will fit in their workplace. With the right practice, anyone will be able to ace the behavioral interview.
Coding interviews are an essential part of any software engineering interview process. They are a great way for employers to know if a candidate is the right fit for their company by testing the candidate’s fundamental programming knowledge. Most coding interviews cover different applications of data structures and algorithms, and although these may not be commonly used on the job, they are a great way to see how an applicant thinks and how they will go about solving problems when they are actually on the job.
In a world where working from home is now considered the norm, this can leave upcoming first-time employees, maybe even yourself, very lost as to how to go about their daily work lives. Since starting college, most students spend their entire four years with the visualization of driving to work, walking through the entrance and saying hello to just about everyone until they make it to their desk. That has all changed for most.
Now driving to work has become walking to your computer. Walking through the entrance has become typing in your password. And saying hello has become, in some cases, from the opposite sides of the world.
As with being physically in-person in the near past, it is now required to know the do’s and don’ts of telecommuting. These are simple tips to take with you when just starting to work virtually and can be beneficial to those who have not worked a day to those who have been in an industry for more than 20 years.
The priority for this week is preparing for your final exams. I know that this a stressful time for all of you as you are wrapping up yet another semester. Here, I provide some important tips that will be helpful to your mental and emotional health during final’s week: