Real World Survival Kit (Tue Nov 28, lecture 35)

Homework due for today

Legend: : Participation | : Early | : PDF | : Portfolio | : Zipped

  1. Interesting (optional) reading * Graceful Resignation

Important note about today

You may use the class time today for working with your team on your project. You can do this if you feel that would be a better use of your time or you’re not that interested in this topic.

Note: This is not 80 minutes free time:It is mandatory that you either come to class or work, face to face, with your team for the duration of class time.

Real World Tips: Cliff Notes

  • LinkedIn. How it works. Why to Join
    • Please join now and connect to me.
    • Lets look someone up.
    • Designing your profile
  • People Networking. How to do it. Why it’s important
    • Karma. What you sow is what you reap
    • The “System”. 6 months. Keep a list.
    • Know why you want to talk; know why you’d be worth talking to
  • Resumes. Some tips
    • Who looks at them, for how long
    • How does hiring process work
    • Type, color, pages, appearance
    • Career goal; Special qualifications
    • Cover letters
  • Interviews. Shome tips.
    • Dress, demeanor:
      • Not what they can do for you; what can you do for them
      • Body Language
      • Enthusiasm
    • Trick questions:
      • “What salary are you looking for?”
      • “Are you a hard worker?”
      • “Whats your greatest weakness?”
  • Companies
    • Key functions. Titles.
    • Risk factors. Runway. Layoffs.
    • Big vs. Small company

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