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San Antonio Tech Job Fair at The DoSeum

San Antonio Tech Job Fair at The DoSeum

SAN ANTONIO - San Antonio’s tech industry is not slowing down. So with this growth comes the continued need to fill positions in the tech field.

The bi-annual San Antonio Tech Job Fair, hosted by Codeup, Geekdom, and Tech Bloc, is set for Tuesday, September 26, and will consist of more than 30 companies searching for qualified candidates from entry level to executive.

The doors will open to the public at 6:30 p.m. at The DoSeum (2800 Broadway, 78209). Positions will be available in a variety of fields in the tech industry in areas such as web development, software engineering, network administration, tech support, web design, and digital marketing & advertising. Gold sponsors of the event who will also be seeking employees are Accenture, Easy Expunctions, H-E-B, TaskUs, and Swipe Track Solutions.

In addition to Codeup, Geekdom, Tech Bloc, and gold sponsors of the event, participating companies include Code2Revenue, CPS Energy, Direct Call Solutions, Apex Systems, Inc., Catapult Staffing, iHeart Media, UI Centric, Def-Logix, Futurex, SlideWave, DoLab, Robert Half Technologies, ICSolutions, and Globalscape, among others.

Geekdom, the place where start-ups are born, is continuing to grow in its space as the central hub in the Tech District. Now at more than 1,700 members, there are new and exciting things on the horizon to be consistently offering the best of the best programs in co-working, entrepreneurship, tech, and beyond.

The space that is currently three floors of the historic Rand Building – to grow into the basement of the building, where we’ll have classroom settings where members can host learning events and use as community space, as well. Additionally, we will be adding a podcast center – in which folks can create their own podcasts – and we’ll be supplying members with all they need. They just bring the creativity and content.

For more information and to RSVP to the San Antonio Tech Job Fair @ The DoSeum, CLICK HERE...

To learn more about Geekdom – visit www.geekdom.com (Also on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)

To learn more about 80/20 Foundation – visit www.8020foundation.com (Also on Facebook)

Codeup's 10 Tips for Totally Crushing it at the SA Tech Job Fair

1. Use keywords to describe your skills, but don’t go overboard. You’ll probably be talking to a recruiter or talent acquisition specialist. As a technical candidate, recognize these individuals usually aren’t developers or network administrators. They know terms like “JavaScript” and “Apache,” but haven’t written a line of code or spun up a server, so don’t get too caught up in industry jargon.

2. Research the companies ahead of time. Review the list of attending companies and make sure you know what the company does and whether or not they hire people in your desired role. Look up recent news on the company and mention it during your conversation.

3. Define your own goals for the job fair. Are you searching for a specific type of role or company culture? What matters most in your job search? Are there companies you want to prioritize? Develop a game plan and be intentional with your time.

4. Prepare a stellar résumé. Bring about 20 copies of your résumé to the event, printed on nice paper. We won’t cover resume writing in this post, but there are a plethora of online resources you can consult. For job fairs, don’t worry about cover letters.

5. Polish your online profiles. If recruiters have a copy of your resume, you can be sure they will stalk you online soon. Make sure your online presence is professional and appropriate. A good place to start is by Googling yourself. Update your LinkedIn, and clean up any social media profiles.

6. Craft a 30-60 second elevator pitch. You may only have a few minutes with an employer. What will you say if they ask, “Tell me about yourself?” Consider structuring your pitch like this: Who you are + What you do + What your goals are + Why that matters to the company.

7. Don’t show up in a t-shirt, but trade in your suit for something more chill. Always keep it professional, but remember: tech is typically more casual than other industries. You’ll likely feel out of place if you look like you belong on Wall St., so refer to this guide on dressing for tech interviews.

8. Don’t forget the basics. Start and end each conversation with a firm handshake. Make eye contact while conversing. Smile! Thank the recruiter before you move on to the next table.

9. Ask educated questions. Don’t waste valuable face time with recruiters by asking questions like, “What does [Insert Company here] do?” They hate that question! Instead, try some of these:

  • What are the top 3-5 examples of knowledge, skills, and abilities you look for in candidates?
  • What’s the best advice you have for someone who wants to work here?
  • What is your interview process like?
  • Are you hiring for any roles not currently listed on your websites?

10. Follow up. Collect business cards from each table. The next day, send a short note expressing your interest in the company’s opportunities and thanking the recruiter for his or her time.

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