How to Nail the Interview
When your carefully crafted resume gets you in the door, the last thing you want to do is blow the interview. We cover the process of properly preparing for the interview, and discuss the things you do/don’t want to do during this critical meeting. Many of the best tips are painfully obvious but often ignored (like making sure you choose the proper clothing) … but many are not as obvious, and these can make the difference between a good interview and one that knocks it out of the park and leads to an outstanding offer.
All attendees are welcome to bring copies of their resume to share with Stout Systems and other attendees, if they desire.
Following the presentations, representatives from Stout will be available to answer questions and review resumes. Stout will also collect resumes and will offer individualized feedback and suggestions for improvement via e-mail in the days following the event.
These talks are specifically designed for people that are pursuing a software-related career path (i.e., Software Professionals in all of their various flavors, including Software Developers, User Experience/User Interface professionals, Business Analysts, Project Managers, etc.) As such, it is not a “general purpose” session designed to meet the needs of people from any career path. Note that it is also designed for ALL software/technical professionals, no matter what stage of your career or level of advancement you are currently at.
What To Bring: A copy of your resume!
About the Speakers:
Peg Bogema, Vice President of Operations at Stout Systems
Peg has been a member of the Stout team since 1997. Her duties include the supervision of development projects and personnel, recruiting and accounts. She keeps watch over the quality of Stout’s products and personnel. Peg spent more than a decade working as a technical writer and trainer, followed by another decade working as a project manager, and she has experience in a wide variety of industries.
Bob Hoffman, Vice President of Public Outreach & Business Services at Stout Systems
Bob began his career as a Software Developer and subsequently moved into a variety of roles in Enterprise Systems Development, Business Development, Sales and Marketing for companies including Microsoft, Ford Motor Company, Thomson Reuters and Fiserv. He also founded and grew a highly successful staffing organization which was recognized as the second fastest growing franchise in a network of 600+ offices. In his current role, Bob’s mission is to drive global recognition of the Stout brand and to introduce Stout’s services to a broad spectrum of new clients and new candidates. Bob joined the Stout team in 2013.