Career-Prep Instructions & Assignments | Modules
You’re probably attending V School because you’d like to start a new job as a Web Developer or UX Designer and we think that’s pretty neat! To help you on your way we’ve created a required series of readings and assignments to not only teach you more about how to network and job search effectively b…
Career-Prep Agenda

Tech Writing Review - Form Links

V School offers lifetime career support! This means unlimited writing revisions!

To get your writing reviewed, please use the following forms.

1 Sheeter Checklist Cheat Sheet

Career-Prep Interactive Worksheets

Career Prep Workshop LIVE Video Recordings

Leveling Up Your LinkedIn

Topic: Outcomes | Career-Prep Workshop - Leveling Up LinkedIn
Date: Oct 13, 2020 12:56 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Job Search Tools Training - Huntr.co | V School Better Outcomes

Topic: Huntr.io - Career Prep Workshop 5/21/2020

Negotiation

Topic: Negotiation - Career Prep Workshop 7/28/2020
Start Time : Jul 28, 2020 02:01 PM
Access Password: negotiation1!

Job Search Plan of Action

Topic: Job Search Plan of Action 7/16/2020 | Outcomes - Career Prep Workshop
Start Time : Jul 16, 2020 01:56 PM
Access Password: outcomes1!

Tech Resume Writing 101

Topic: Outcomes Tech Resume Writing Best Practices | 7/14/2020 LIVE Career Workshop
Start Time : Jul 14, 2020 01:59 PM
Access Password: 0q$A#*1^

LinkedIn 101 - How to Build Out LinkedIn Profile

Topic: How to Optimize Your LinkedIn 101 & How To Be Found By Recruiters 6/23/2020 | Outcomes Career-Prep Workshop
Start Time : Jun 23, 2020 02:01 PM
Access Password: linkedin101!

Guest Speaker Sam Harper 6/26/2020

Topic: Outcomes Guest Speaker | Sam Harper 6/25/2020
Start Time : Jun 25, 2020 01:58 PM
Access Password: SamH6252020!

QA Work with Carlos Kidman 5/27/2020

Google Slides Presentations

  1. Your Story & Die On Mars PPT
  2. Networking PPT
  3. Finding Jobs to Apply To PPT
  4. Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) PPT
  5. Imposter Syndrome PPT
  6. Tech Resume Writing Best Practices PPT
  7. LinkedIn | Building & Boosting LinkedIn PPT
  8. Cover Letter PPT
  9. Job Search Plan of Action | Baby Steps PPT
  10. Interview Prep | How NOT to Answer 9 Common Interview Questions PPT
  11. Interview Prep | Predicting Potential Interview Questions PPT
  12. Negotiation PPT

Career Prep Assignments

Your Story

Homework #1

  1. Describe what interested you in programming or UX Design and why you have a passion for it?
  2. What is your dream goal or desired outcome by taking this course (Die on Mars)?
  3. What is your driver? I.e., provide for my family, better my personal financial situation, etc.

Submit your assignments via this Airtable Form:https://airtable.com/shrjduscG0CK8D0jX

Networking

Assignment:

  1. Signup for Meetup.com (information on Meetups below) & find a meetup to attend.
  2. Join UtahJS Slack channel (https://slack.utahjs.com/) & Product Hive Slack channel(https://product-hive-slack.herokuapp.com/).
  3. Set and submit a list of 5 networking goals for this course including the meetup you will attend (virtually or in person).

Submit your assignments via this Airtable Form:https://airtable.com/shr1wLszUpXHwFjb7

Applicant Tracking Systems

Assignment:

  1. Go to Google and search for job in target area of choice. Setup alert for this.

  2. Submit a list of 10 different job postings from at least 3 different platforms. Job postings from slack or meetups are free game.

Submit your assignment via this Airtable Form:https://airtable.com/shrTzDwCOYQ9XQTNV

Imposter Syndrome

Assignment:

Submit your plan of action on how to handle Imposter Syndrome.

Submit your assignments via this Airtable Form:https://airtable.com/shrmJUHwrmFcvZ36Y

Resume

Assignment:

Please complete reviewing your resume with the checklist below and submit a PDF or GoogleDoc of your updated resume.

Submit your assignment via this Airtable Form:https://airtable.com/shrNp8rteUQUbREdw

LinkedIn | Building & Boosting LinkedIn

Assignment:

Please create and update your LinkedIn with the checklist below and submit your updated LinkedIn profile using your vanity URL.

Submit your assignment via this Airtable Form:https://airtable.com/shrJm00Lz21wAJOjS

Cover Letter

Assignment:

Submit a Cover Letter tailored to one of the job posts you found for "Job searching best practices".

Submit your assignment via this Airtable Form:https://airtable.com/shrq1QZaW6i8CSotr

Job Search Plan of Action | Baby Steps

Assignment:

Following the recommendations in the "Baby Steps" post, submit a document of your job search plan of action. Include a weekly schedule for how you plan to go about looking for work.

Submit your final required assignments via this Airtable Form:https://airtable.com/shrqJ3ncYRcfw1weq

Interview Prep | How NOT to Answer 9 Common Interview Questions && Interview Prep | Predicting Potential Interview Questions

Assignment:

After reading both posts, complete the predicting potential interview questions exercise with one of the jobs you found from "Job searching best practices". Write out and submit a document response to at least 10 of the questions you predict will be asked in an interview

Submit your assignment via this Airtable Form:https://airtable.com/shr02E0wY9LnOdruL

Negotiation

Assignment:

Submit a 150 word paragraph on your salary research findings and benefits that are important to you. Include why these benefits are important to you.

Submit your assignment via this Airtable Form:https://airtable.com/shro6fxl3AlyorDyC

Schedule Interview With Industry Expert

V School's Outcomes program provides you a way to practice interviewing with industry experts. The general setup of the practice interview is 30 minutes that goes as follows:

  1. 5 Minutes - Introduction (Tell Me About Yourself)
  2. 10 Minutes - Behavioral Questions (Tell Me A Time When)
  3. 10 Minutes - White Board Problem (Technical)
  4. 5 Minutes - Feedback from Interviewer

Meet The Experts!

  • Angelo Dalisay works for the State of Utah as a Sr. Web Developer with 15+ years of coding experience.  LinkedIn | Schedule Interview
  • Brandon Elfring has 10 years of web development experience and works for Utah Youth Village. LinkedIn | Schedule Interview
  • Ervin Gonzalez is a fellow V School Alumnus and Sr. Software Engineer at Talix with 5 years of coding experience. LinkedIn | Schedule Interview

To schedule a time for an interview, please use the "Schedule Interview" links above and be sure to send your most current copy of your resume to Laney to attach to the calendar invite.

Additional Interview Practice

Continued Learning

Computer Science (CS) Fundamentals

Understanding Algorithms