career advise

New cDpo06
Oct 28, 2019 14 Comments

Hey Blinders,
I am recent grad i have been in the search since May but have not found anything. i have been doing leetcode and hackerrank but still not passing my interviews.
i am based in dallas. i am applying for positions in north carolina and washington since those are the places i want to start my career in.

i am looking for referals.
i am also wondering is it a good idea to move to one of those location and get a part time job while o continue my search?
what would you do if this was you?

thanks in advance.

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  • Meltwater / Mgmt gBkn82
    Your location may be hurting you. If I come across a candidate out of state and I’m under constraints concerning hiring timing, I usually pass on that candidate in favor of someone local, if the candidate pool is big enough. I’d definitely either include a relocation timeline in your candidate message or cover letter to out of area job postings.
    Oct 28, 2019 5
    • Meltwater / Mgmt gBkn82
      On your resume when you outline internships, past jobs, academics, and extra curricular activities I would highlight both instances of achievement and also detail how you affected or changed or implemented something. This would show not just the success you enjoyed (drive) but also illustrate that you make an impact and don’t shy away from challenges (stamina). Your resume should really do this for all the points listed, and should avoid being just a breakdown of duties in a particular role.
      Oct 28, 2019
    • New cDpo06
      OP
      Should I use a resume writing service?
      Oct 28, 2019
  • New / Eng iRMa26
    Probably not a popular company on here, but Bank of America has a DFW office in Plano that was hiring like crazy when I worked with them awhile back.

    Could get in the door there and try to transition to their CLT office, which is unlikely, but it would be easier to apply to other banks in the Charlotte area with previous Financial Services experience.

    Once one helps you move to CLT, you can look for a position wherever in NC you were hoping to go.

    It’s a longer play, but it could be a viable option. The banks pay decently so you’d have some breathing room during your job search.
    Oct 28, 2019 3
    • New / Eng iRMa26
      Are there specific cities or companies in NC you were looking at?
      Oct 29, 2019
    • New cDpo06
      OP
      Not companies but cities Charlotte,Durham, RTP and Raleigh
      Oct 29, 2019
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    sovfh

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    sovfhmore
    Software Engineering roles?
    Oct 28, 2019 1
    • New cDpo06
      OP
      Yes at this point I’m open to non technical roles as well
      Oct 28, 2019
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    BlackEng

    Microsoft Eng

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    BlackEngmore
    Have you worked with your school at all? Do they not have any pipeline?
    Oct 28, 2019 1
    • New cDpo06
      OP
      I went to a small school which career services sucks. I ask them to help me and they pointed me to retails jobs 😂
      Oct 28, 2019

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