How looks process of finding job as software developer part 13 : Conclusion

WARNINGS:
This is a NOT a professional advice.It based on my personal experience only and resources that I read on the internet.It will contain many grammar mistakes.Please drink double espresso and energy drink as the article is long and boring.

 

CONCLUSIONS

That’s all! Good luck to you!

I know, it can be hard, depressing and annoying but it worth to do proper preparation when you are looking for your next a dream/great job. Once you found it. It will be very rewarding to you.

It took me 2 months to learn all these things before I actually seriously start looking for a job.

My biggest…

  • .. success was to find an interesting job.
  • .. achievement was that I constantly follow my plan.
  • .. problem was dealing with recruiters and they waste 85% of my time.
  • .. disappointment was LinkedIn as I hoped, it will be my social network
Few misc. bullets point :

“Życie mieszkańców Chin pod koniec dynasti Ming” we Wrocławiu.

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Podczas ostatniej wizyty we Wroclawiu miałem pecha i podczas powrotu do domu musiałem przez przejeść przez rynek bo tramwaje utkneły na ul. Kazimierza Wielkiego  przez masakryczny wypadek.  Pozay przymusowym spacerem (który przy zatruciu pokarmowymm frajdą nie jest) odkryłem wystawę “Życie mieszkańców Chin pod koniec dynasti Ming” w muzeum narodowym. Wystawa jest otwarta już od 12.12’2017 i będzie dostępna do 11.03’2018.

Mikro wystawa jest ukryta gdzieś na podaszu  gdzie możemy  zobaczyć rożne eksponaty pochodzące ze  stołecznego muzeum Chin w Pekinie. Zawieraja one krótkie informacje o Chinach , wierze , przyborach które były typowe dla tego okresu.

Zwiedzanie zajeło mi ok. 30 mimut i zwiedzalo sie bardzo milo. Bądźmy szczerzy … nie będziesz ekspertem od Chin po tej wystawie ale jest to całkiem kompaktowa wystawa. Tekst wyjaśnia co widzimy i nie ma jakis esejów do czytania.  Troche lipa, że projektor z jakimś obrazkiem jest wrzucony na siłe, bo mogli by zaszaleć i pokazać filmiki z różnymi ciekawostkami z tego okresu.

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Szału nie ma ale jeśli masz  dyszkę to polecam wpaść tam a jeśli nigdy nie byłeś w muzeum narodowym to polecam tam wpaść bo budynek wygląda zajebiaszczo i ma ducha starego Breslau.

Stronka: http://www.mnwr.art.pl/

Adres: pl. Powstańców Warszawy 5, 50-153 Wrocław

How looks process of finding a job as software developer part 12: WHAT TO DO, IF YOU GET 2 AND MORE OFFERS.

WARNINGS:

This is a NOT a professional advice.It based on my personal experience only and resources that I read on the internet.It will contain many grammar mistakes.Please drink double espresso and energy drink as the article is long and boring.

WHAT TO DO, IF YOU GET 2 AND MORE OFFERS. (which one, I should choose?)

WELL DONE! You got many offers to choose from.

There are 3 important points.

  1. Most important. YOU and only YOU should make your decision.
  2. Give yourself 24-72 hours to make a decision.
  3. If you apply through external recruiters. Say to them that you need 24-72 hours and nothing else. DO NOT LISTEN TO THEM! They want you to chose their company because they earn money from that, not because a specific company is better for you. They will use psychological tricks to make your mind. YOU MUST MAKE THIS DECISION. Don’t allow them to mess with your brain!

If You are lucky, just follow your ‘sixth sense’, otherwise… there are many ways to make a decision. You should google it and find one that it will support your decision-making process. My way is :

  1. Write down your requirements (Must have, Should have. all other minor requirements).
  2. I write down all advantages/disadvantages of each company.
  3. Give them priority (how this advantage/disadvantage is important to you) and trade-offs.
  4. Create score system and compare.
  5. Go to sleep.
  6. Make a decision in the morning. 

There are many many things to consider (not only): The team, location, commute, annual leave, the flexibility of holidays and so on.

Reminder! This is my way of making a decision. Your way to make a decision can and should be different.

Conclusion:

  • YOU and only YOU should make your decision.
  • Give yourself some time to make a decision.
  • DO NOT LISTEN TO RECRUITERS!
  • If You are lucky, just follow your ‘sixth sense’, otherwise… try to write down all advantages/disadvantages compare and make decisions. 
  • Give yourself 24-72 hours.

 

One more thing. When you make your decision let’s other company know about it and say thank you very much and stay in touch with them.It can come handy if you discover that company you chose wasn’t perfect. It shows respect to other company as recruiters do not like to pass this information.

CONGRATULATIONS!

How looks process of finding job as software developer part 11: Troubleshooting.

WARNINGS:

This is a NOT a professional advice.It based on my personal experience only and resources that I read on the internet.It will contain many grammar mistakes.Please drink double espresso and energy drink as an article is long and boring.

COMMON TROUBLESHOOTING WITH INTERVIEWS

What to do, when you have a blind mind?

It happens to everybody .. what to do, when you get too stressed and your mind go blind? I suggest taking deep breath and drink a bit of water. If you struggle, the o to toilet and relax, but don’t go to toilet every 3 minutes. Remember don’t panic when you stuck . Try to think out loud and explain your ideas.

 

I don’t know the answer to the question.What should I do?

It happens.However, before giving up, try:

  • If you don’t understand the question, clarify! Ask for the hint, if you are not sure.
  • Think out loud and try to get a tip, asking questions, repeating a certain statement, engaging the interviewer(s) in a thoughtful conversation. They would certainly understand the situation and share some tipping points which you should be ready to catch and relate to the ongoing reasoning.

If it is problem-solving question.Give yourself 10-30 second to think and then answer.If you have some ideas but you are not sure.. say them anyway and explain what you trying to achieve.Always fight to the end.If you don’t know, you can admit that, BUT again. If you had any thoughts mention them..interviewer can help you if can believe that your thoughts can be correct. The correct answer is one thing.Shows how you dealing in difficult situation is very important too.

 

How to relax before the interview?

Everybody has own way to relax. Smoking, etc. (Don’t drink alcohol, don’t take drugs, just don’t). Don’t think about interview.Treat this as simple to do task on that day and focus on plan after that .(shopping, challenge your self with extreme exercise etc.Different people using different techniques to relax and it is topic for the book and I am not expert.What I do to ?

  • I do not think about it at all.I treat going to interview as going to shop for milk.Come, Screw up and Go.
  • Think about future. I think about what else i need to do (like planning holiday with wife, new feature for my game

How to deal with sadness after rejection?

I will be honest! Shit happens. Don’t care about it.Simply. It doesn’t matter is it or it is not your fault. It matters what u learn from the interview. That’s a reason why you should always ask for honest feedback. It will be almost always a valuable experience that will pay off in the future.Don’t think “if I will not make this mistake then ..” as if you didn’t make that mistake you could always make a worse mistake, so whatever you learnt from this, it will help you in future to find better job.