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  1. Get a job! A 10 minute crash course for getting a job in the IT Industry goran_karacic@hotmail.com @gogzs gorankaracic.com

  2. Who am I? • Goran Karačić • 23 years young • Done with FER since February 2011 • Few nice jobs and projects behind me • A lot of failed job applications also behind me • Sharing is caring – that’s why I’m here 

  3. Define: cookie cutter mass produced predictable boring not unique

  4. 3 simple steps • Apply for a job • Pass the interview • Start working

  5. Applying Be different Be different Be different Be different Be different Be different Be different Be different Be different Be different Be different Be different Be different Be different Be different Be different Be different

  6. Who are you applying to?

  7. Pleasing dinosaurs • Cookie cutter approach • Firm handshake • Call them “sir” • Nod and smile But seriously, why would you want to work for a dinosaur in the IT industry?

  8. Cookie cutter approach: This isn’t even 1/10 of what I sent

  9. Getting tips from professionals Chris Slay - Director/owner of Skills Provision

  10. Showing off failed projects It’s not a shame to fail, if you learn something while failing

  11. Showing off success Done is better than perfect!

  12. Got a job! :D Windows Phone 8 dev. workshop

  13. Showing off more than needed Sorry Kattis, never meant to hurt you!

  14. Let your code talk Cookie cutter approach failed? No problem!

  15. Poor grammar I would still work for Spotify! 

  16. Poor grammar vol 2. electric boogaloo I applied with a post card, this is what I got: Once they finished “workin out the deets” I recieved a postcard, it was filled with misspelled words and grammar mistakes I would still work for them! 

  17. Know your enemies

  18. Know your enemies

  19. Show some personality :D

  20. What to avoid

  21. Interviewers from hell

  22. Body Language

  23. Get ready for silly questions • What’s your biggest flaw? • Do you like animals? • Would you like to do my job one day? • Explain a database in three sentences to your eight-year-old nephew. • How much should you charge to wash all the windows in Zagreb?

  24. Get ready for tech. challenges • Be prepared to write code • Be prepared to solve logical puzzles

  25. Ask questions! Ask job specific questions that show you know what you’re doing

  26. Congratulations! You just got a job!