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Part 1: How to Find and Land a Job in Software Development

Tips for Finding (and Landing) Career Opportunities in Software Development

Whether you’re just starting your career, or you’re a highly seasoned developer who is looking to make that next step up along your chosen career path, it is important to master the process of identifying and landing career opportunities.  In this lively and informative workshop, representatives from Ann Arbor-based Stout Systems will cover the following topics:

• Do you know how to find attractive career opportunities, before they are widely known to others? 

• Does your resume resonate with today’s hiring managers and set you apart from the crowd?

• Does your social media presence help you or hinder your search activities?

All attendees are welcome to bring copies of their resume to share with Stout Systems and other attendees, if they desire. 

Following the presentation, 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.  

Please Note:

This workshop is specifically designed for people that are pursuing a software-related career path (i.e., Software Developers in all their various roles, including 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.

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.

Logistics & Details:

Paid parking is available in the 1001 Woodward Building parking garage located off of State St. in between Woodward Ave and Griswold St.

Check in with security in the lobby, take the elevators to the 4th floor. We will meet in room 404.

Refreshments will be served.

Details about Part 2 of this event can be found here.

About The Iron Yard:

The Iron Yard is one of the world’s largest and fastest-growing code schools. It exists to create real, lasting change for people, companies and communities through technology education. The school offers full-time programs in Back-End Engineering, Front-End Engineering, Mobile Engineering, Design and Data Science. The Iron Yard has 21 campuses in the U.S.  For more information, visit theironyard.com.  

About Stout Systems:

Stout Systems is the software consulting and staffing company Fueled by Human Intelligence.  Stout provides both technical staffing services and expert-level software development consulting services.  The company was founded in 1993 and is based in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  Stout has clients across the U.S. in engineering, manufacturing, education, healthcare IT, marketing, entertainment, and more. To learn more please visit www.stoutsystems.com.

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