Guerrilla Job Fair: Getting Hired in an Unfair World

A presentation at Code on the Beach in in Jacksonville, FL, USA by Valarie Regas

While job hunting, I realized that my resume was completely worthless. It became glaringly apparent that no one was ever going to hire me based on sending a resume online. Being a naturally creative, outside-of-the-box thinker, I chose to set aside the status quo job hunting techniques, and get risky.

This talk breaks down the steps each person can take to get closer to their dream role. At a high level, these steps involve: * Identifying oneโ€™s strengths and weaknesses, as seen through the eyes of a potential employer * Turning a long-term dream into an actual plan, with actionable steps * Ways to get out from behind a computer, and get in front of those you want to hire you * Ways to take chances, be seen, and stand out from your peers

Iโ€™ve been able to help those close to me; now I want to help you! Let me share some concrete ideas and techniques to assist you in moving onward and upward in your career.

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