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Oct 30, 2020 7:23 pm

Hi there,

A little bit ago I did a panel discussion with the Agile Alliance to help people navigate their technical careers. It was my first panel discussion and I have to admit, I had butterflies in my stomach.

There were so many things I wanted to say, but there is never enough time. The other panelist was a recruiter. I wrote a whole chapter on recruiters in my book, and recently published some cautionary articles on them as well. Needless to day I was careful and diplomatic about what I had to say.

We covered things like:

  • Best way to get noticed for an interview
  • Negotiation tips
  • Interview processes and coding questions
  • Technical interviews for non-technical people

Here's where you can find the recording and the cheat-sheet. I hope you enjoy it (You might need an Agile Alliance account).

Oh! I did a little practice stream to get comfortable with all the tech and buttons to do some webinar or online class stuff. Thanks Adam and Demetrius for attending and offering feedback.

Anyway, hope you have a great and safe Halloween!

Here's my weekly update for October 30th, 2020...

๐Ÿ—’๏ธ When Keywords Unlock Your Resume


Iโ€™ve been thinking about some material that I cover in my book Land the Job and explaining little bits of it here on my site as well.

Today I thought Iโ€™d write a bit more about keywords and what to do with them in your resume.

Click here to read more

๐Ÿ—’๏ธ Observations from a Pandemic


The Corona Virus pandemic isnโ€™t slowing down, but mentally Iโ€™ve emerged from hibernation.

It hit hard in April of 2020, and now itโ€™s October.

That is how long it took for me to emerge from the haze of feeling mentally unsettled.

Click here to read more


Ryan Latta