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Work on your communication and leadership. It's harder to guess which skills you need to practice, and inefficient to practice them out of place. It's easy to see you'll need to lead and communicate effectively. Pick book(s) or classes on empathetic communication, technical communication and leadership. You should ask your team-to-be for recommendations. I ...


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Contact your PM and ask him for a list of your job responsibilities and expectations from you. You can mention that it is prepare for your role before you join, and even ask for suggestions. (But do not tell your PM, or anyone at your company, that you feel over your head or unqualified for the job.) They know you are qualified or they wouldn't have hired ...


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Given your answers- that you'll be working with 2 offshore teams with a PM involved already- I'd say that your keys to success will be working with those offshore teams and getting what you need out of them. It looks like you're set up to be part architect, part overseeing engineer. As such, communicating clearly and efficiently with non-english speakers ...


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Two things: learn the lingo in your field and use it on the headline of your profile. Your headline makes it quick and easy for a prospective employer / recruiter to understand who you are and what your interests are For example, your headline could read: UI/UX developer and UI/UX technical consultant. Or UI/UX developer and database design technical ...


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Probably an unpopular opinion: You are not supposed to study for that at all. Suppose you get the position, then what? Given assigned the first task go "uhm sorry guys I'll need to study for this one" and take a week or two worth of working time. Get this school/college/uni mindset out of your head first and foremost. In routine work life and ...


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They tend to ask relatively common tasks that all should know how to do. Putting a coding question that takes the most senior coder 3 days as a 30 minute test is not productive. As long as you have a good grasp of what you have studied and how to apply it then just go in having had a good night's sleep. Trying to do an interview after working / gaming until ...


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I once sat at a lunch table at a software conference with a guy everyone at the conference knew because he was a featured speaker from one of the conference sponsors, and another regular conference attendee from a well-known company similar to 7/11 that you don't think of as a "software company." What was surprising and memorable about that lunch ...


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There's really 3 cases here. 1)A top company in the field. For tech, this would be FAANG, Microsoft, etc. Possible a few of the higher flying unicorns like Uber. These add values to resumes. And to anyone who's saying they don't- I can compare my salary with 3 FAANG companies on my resume to my coworkers who are just as skilled and without it. The ...


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Not necessarily, it depends how you present your work there It doesn't really matter if your employer was just a "mediocre company" as long as the work you did there was meaningful, and the skills you acquired valuable. Don't focus too much on the name of the brand, rather focus on the output you achieved for them and how it improved you as a ...


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Being employed always helps your job search Lying on your resume, like listing the parent company of 7/11, probably will not, though. Experience is valuable. 7/11 is a big company with millions of customers, they face big IT challenges just like Charles Schwab and all other big companies. Trying to hide the company you work for is dishonest.. If the job ...


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Does working for a mediocre company hinder job search for your next position? Typically no. Unless the company has an specifically bad reputation (skill, ethics, business practices, etc) it falls into the same category as "company I've never heard of", which is "normal". However the opposite is true: having a highly regarded/desirable ...


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Which company issues your pay checks? That's the company you worked for. Don't worry too much about "mediocrity" - for one thing, 7/11 is a pretty well known brand. Ultimately, though, future employers are going to care more about what you were doing rather than where you were doing it. Make sure to show off (but don't fabricate).


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