Beyond Coding Episode #151

Job Seeking in Tech: Strategies to Open Career Doors with Keki Mwaba

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Guest

Connect with Keki Mwaba:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/keki-mwaba

https://www.expatcareerdevelopment.com

 

Outline

00:00:00 – Intro

00:00:26 – The tech market now

00:03:34 – Getting a first job is harder

00:06:45 – From cold calling to a job

00:09:05 – Not all roles are advertised

00:11:32 – Crafting an application

00:14:11 – Does resume format matter?

00:17:07 – Being intentional with your resume

00:19:09 – Share your story!

00:22:13 – Patrick’s poll

00:23:56 – Network is most important

00:26:45 – Downsides of referral policies

00:28:08 – Quality or quantity approach

00:30:53 – Mapping out the market

00:33:18 – Follow-ups matter more than you think

00:36:20 – Do your research and be genuine

00:38:49 – Keki should start a podcast!!