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What does it take to crack a virtual tech interview

2020 has brought to us a variety of experiences with the novel Coronavirus. Many experiences proved to be adverse, yet the learning has been productive to most industries. With a global crisis marking the end of this roller-coaster decade, more than a million professionals lost their jobs overnight. Companies faced the massive task of taking their businesses online, setting foot into an entirely different, tech-dependent era. Considering the major changes that industries underwent, it has become quite evident that among the various global industries, the tech jobs market is going to be positively impacted. Tech has become the common denominator for all industries at the time.

In tech, employers mostly look forward to hiring candidates with a certain set of skills that indubitably differentiate them from the large pool of tech students that enter the employment market every year. The fact that millions of students struggle for jobs in leading software companies and only a handful of them make it big, is a testimonial to the fact that leading software companies are no longer just interested in degrees, but the much-needed skill set that a candidate brings to the table! These advancements mean that workers need to constantly be learning new skills.

LinkedIn analyzed hundreds of thousands of job postings in order to determine which skills companies need most in 2019 and found that employers are looking for workers with both soft skills and hard skills. Taking all these perspectives into account, a question arises – Are we training our tech graduates well enough for them to be industry-fit? With more than ten thousand tech graduates every year and the highly filtered recruitment processes by the software and tech industries, the competition has risen to a much higher level than before. Out of the million graduates, only a select handful acquire the dream jobs in the tech and software industry, giving rise to another question- There’s ample demand, then why only a few? Read more via DQIndia

Pemo Theodore

Pemo Theodore is a Media Publisher and a great people connector. She was Founder Silicon Valley TV which has served the San Francisco Bay Area for 10 years! She has produced Silicon Valley Events for Investors & Startups for 10 years. Pemo loves to video interview venture capitalists & founders to engage the human behind the success stories.. She has been Executive Producer of FinTech Silicon Valley for 6 years, organizing twice monthly FinTech talks & panels in San Francisco & Palo Alto and audio podcasts. She believes in learning through a great discussion with experts in the domains. Pemo has a talent to bring the right people together and is an incredible networker. Pemo's events have been seen as supporting Venture Capitalists & Angels in sourcing great deal flow from startups who attend her events. Many founders have received funding through meeting investors at her events. Her favored medium is audio & visual media and she has built up a great body of work of videos of panels & interviews and podcasts in Silicon Valley startup ecosystem. She has lived & worked in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, London, Northern Ireland & Silicon Valley. Bio

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