How to find a dream job?    Jiří Folta    Senior Corporate Recruiter    Radek Vokál    Platform Business Unit Manager    R...
Agenda    ●   From school to work in 5 steps    ●   Social media    ●   Technical interview    ●   What can you do with Re...
Step one – Decide on the form of cooperation –planning phase    ●   Internship    ●   Diploma/bachelors thesis    ●   Coop...
Step two – scan the market    ●   Job boards    ●   University postings, programs    ●   Job fairs    ●   Postings in publ...
Step three – build your CV    ●   Choose a format of the CV         ●   europass http://www.europass.cz/ / LinkedIn, Xing ...
Step Four – Apply for the job    ●   Cover letter    ●   Wait for the contact    ●   Be agile, follow up if you do not hea...
Step Five – Interview I – company perspective7
Step Five – Interview II – best practices    ●   Do your homework – know your “enemy”!         ●   Review the company webs...
Social media    ●   How much time did it take following media to reach        50.000.000 users?         ●   radio: 38 year...
Evolution of hiring                       THEN                    NOW     ●   HR generalists        ●   Internal recruitme...
Why should we use Linkedin?     ●   World’s largest professional network     ●   More than 120 million members in over 200...
Linkedin VS Facebook     ●   Linkedin is a professional   ●   Facebook is a personal         networking site              ...
Isn’t Linkedin very US oriented?     ●   50%+ members are currently located outside of the         US.     ●   CZ has over...
How to build a successful profile     ●   Use the profile builder tool     ●   Select the basic, free profile     ●   Use ...
How to build your profile, cont.     ●   Limit positions to jobs related to your field of interest;         no need to inc...
How to build your network     ●   Your network is made up of people you know or would         like to know     ●   Relatio...
Groups     ●   Linkedin currently has over 500,000 groups.     ●   Groups include university alumni associations,         ...
Recommendations     ●   Gain credibility for yourself     ●   Only ask people who can truly speak about your work         ...
Endorsement     ●   One click recommendations     ●   Endorsements validate your skills     ●   Only endorse skills you ca...
Finding Jobs via Linkedin     ●   Start with the student job portal:         http://www.linkedin.com/studentjobs     ●   S...
Privacy Settings     ●   You can adjust your privacy settings by clicking on “setting”         in the top right hand corne...
Linkedin Features     ●   Linkedin offers many useful applications          ●   Github          ●   Twitter          ●   E...
Where to learn more about Linkedin     ●   Visit the Linkedin Learning Center           http://learn.linkedin.com/23
Technical interviewRadek Vokal <rvokal@redhat.com>
What can you do with Red Hat as a student?     ●   Bachelor’s and Diploma thesis:         http://fedora.cz/diplomky/     ●...
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  1. 1. How to find a dream job? Jiří Folta Senior Corporate Recruiter Radek Vokál Platform Business Unit Manager Red Hat Czech s.r.o.1
  2. 2. Agenda ● From school to work in 5 steps ● Social media ● Technical interview ● What can you do with Red Hat as a student?2
  3. 3. Step one – Decide on the form of cooperation –planning phase ● Internship ● Diploma/bachelors thesis ● Cooperation on a project ● Part-time/temporary job ● Full-time job ● Think about your expectation3
  4. 4. Step two – scan the market ● Job boards ● University postings, programs ● Job fairs ● Postings in public transport ● Ask your friends! ● Social media ● Create a shortlist of companies you are interested in ● Start as soon as possible to get in touch with the companies4
  5. 5. Step three – build your CV ● Choose a format of the CV ● europass http://www.europass.cz/ / LinkedIn, Xing export / your own format ● Essential information on CV: personal info (phone #), education and qualifications, work experience (school projects) ● Add as much detail as possible (links to your projects, blog, portfolio) ● Be realistic (do not put skills you do not actually have) ● Customize the CV based on the position/company you are applying to5 ● Review your CV, maybe involve someone else as well
  6. 6. Step Four – Apply for the job ● Cover letter ● Wait for the contact ● Be agile, follow up if you do not hear back from the company ● If you started early with looking for a job, you can skip all the steps above6
  7. 7. Step Five – Interview I – company perspective7
  8. 8. Step Five – Interview II – best practices ● Do your homework – know your “enemy”! ● Review the company website, projects, products, think about what you want to ask up-front, check social media ● Make sure you come to the right place at the right time ● Be yourself and honest, do not oversell ● Do not be afraid to say “I do not know” ● Ask when you are not sure ● You got a new job :)8
  9. 9. Social media ● How much time did it take following media to reach 50.000.000 users? ● radio: 38 years ● TV: 13 years ● Internet: 4 years ● iPod: 3 years ● Facebook: 2 years `9
  10. 10. Evolution of hiring THEN NOW ● HR generalists ● Internal recruitment ● Employment agencies ● Employment branding ● Printed ads ● Company career portals ● Job websites ● Personal brand ● Paper CV ● Social media ● Events ● Personal network!10
  11. 11. Why should we use Linkedin? ● World’s largest professional network ● More than 120 million members in over 200 countries ● 2 new members per second ● 50% of Fortune 500 companies hire through Linkedin ● New student platform designed to help students find internships and entry level positions ● Profiles customized for students ● Build network with fellow alumni ● Maintain references on your online profile ● Follow interesting companies, join related groups and easily contact employers about opportunities11
  12. 12. Linkedin VS Facebook ● Linkedin is a professional ● Facebook is a personal networking site networking site ● No games, no photos, no ● Games, photos, chat chat ● Personal info includes ● Personal info is purely relationship status, religious professional affiliation, etc. ● Job postings ● Can follow companies ● Business news12
  13. 13. Isn’t Linkedin very US oriented? ● 50%+ members are currently located outside of the US. ● CZ has over 230,000 members. ● CZ is experiencing 48% YOY growth on Linkedin. ● SK has 188,000 members and is experiencing 53% YOY growth. ● Red Hat, Oracle, Google, Microsoft, HP, CA and Dell are all using Linkedin to hire professionals in CZ. ● Linkedin will be visiting universities around the EU to promote the college site.13
  14. 14. How to build a successful profile ● Use the profile builder tool ● Select the basic, free profile ● Use the summary section to give an overview of what your degree and skills. ● In the summary, focus on what type of position you are looking for – be flexible. ● For your specialties, list only those technologies you consider yourself well versed in. ● List your positions and briefly explain your responsibilities; provide examples of achievements14
  15. 15. How to build your profile, cont. ● Limit positions to jobs related to your field of interest; no need to include retail or restaurant work ● Include your educational information; you can make many connections through former classmates. ● Add a photo15
  16. 16. How to build your network ● Your network is made up of people you know or would like to know ● Relationships = colleague,classmate, business partner, friend, group, other ● Start with fellow students and alumni and build from there ● Be open to requests16
  17. 17. Groups ● Linkedin currently has over 500,000 groups. ● Groups include university alumni associations, employers, technology user groups, country or city networking groups and more. ● Examples ● Masaryk University Alumni ● IT at Brno University of Technology ● Czech and Slovak Professional Community ● Czech Java Users Group17
  18. 18. Recommendations ● Gain credibility for yourself ● Only ask people who can truly speak about your work or studies to be a recommendation ● If possible, get 1-2 recommendations for each position you have held or project you have participated in ● You can choose to accept or reject a recommendation from someone ● Offer to write a recommendation for someone you know well.18
  19. 19. Endorsement ● One click recommendations ● Endorsements validate your skills ● Only endorse skills you can assess ● Manage your endorsements19
  20. 20. Finding Jobs via Linkedin ● Start with the student job portal: http://www.linkedin.com/studentjobs ● Search based on location ● Make sure your profile is complete before you apply ● Reach out to the recruiter ● Follow the company to stay informed on job openings ● Look for people in your network that work at this company or are connected to someone who does20
  21. 21. Privacy Settings ● You can adjust your privacy settings by clicking on “setting” in the top right hand corner, under your name. ● You can hide your connections from view by other users. ● You can select the types of messages or invitations you are willing to receive. ● You can choose a setting which will not let users know if you have viewed their profile. The down side to this is that you can’t see who viewed your profile. ● You can manage your preferences for advertising.21
  22. 22. Linkedin Features ● Linkedin offers many useful applications ● Github ● Twitter ● Events ● Huddle, Box, Slideshare, Manymoon – Collaboration Tools ● Answers – Post and answer professional questions ● You can follow companies on Linkedin22
  23. 23. Where to learn more about Linkedin ● Visit the Linkedin Learning Center http://learn.linkedin.com/23
  24. 24. Technical interviewRadek Vokal <rvokal@redhat.com>
  25. 25. What can you do with Red Hat as a student? ● Bachelor’s and Diploma thesis: http://fedora.cz/diplomky/ ● Internships: http://fedora.cz/internships/ ● Events: ● Open House – come and see us on 17th April ● http://www.devconf.cz/ ● Fedora Test Days ● JBug - https://community.jboss.org/wiki/JBUGcz ● www.linuxalt.cz/ ● Contests: Open Source Contest 2013 - http://lasaris.fi.muni.cz/pps/open-source-contest-2013 ● Full-time/part-time roles http://jobs.redhat.com/35
  26. 26. Q&A36

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