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Global Skills Hub presents the GSH Show. These shows are specially made for the developers who are seeking to land a job in Canada. The variety of topics discussed in this show episodes should be an excellent resource for any Tech Talent struggling to pass through the Interviewing Process

You can email us at Adeline@globalskills.io
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Step up your game by updating your LinkedIn Profile - Part 1

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Why your new job might feel like an internship
EP 11 01:39 - Who is Tracy and what motivated her to help immigrants that are relocating to Canada? 05:14 - Why would a Senior Tech Talent feel like his new job in Canada is an internship? 09:26 - How can you surpass this feeling? What should you be aware of? 13:17 - Repeating the most important information that was shared in the first 13 minutes of the podcast 14:48 - Why will your perception change after relocating to Canada? 16:56 - What was the most shocking thing Tracy noticed after relocating to Canada? 18:55 - What’s the communication like in the USA comparing to Canada? 23:18 - What are some positive aspects of relocating to Canada and having a fresh start? 26:08 - About making friends in a new country 27:46 - Why you should have confidence in what you’re bringing to the new job and community 30:21 - Tips, rules and resources for you to succeed in your new job abroad 33:03 - How can you adapt faster to the Canadian environment? 36:10 - Is there anything that you’ve learned recently? 38:01 - How to contact Tracy 5-day video series link for anyone to enroll (FREE): https://visibleatwork.podia.com/how-to-get-your-career-success-abroad Tracy’s Visible at Work podcast: www.visibleatwork.com/podcast Tracy’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tracyoyekanmi/ Visible at Work’s website: www.visibleatwork.com For inquiries, you can contact us at Adeline@globalskills.io
39:50
December 24, 2020
Step up your game by Updating your LinkedIn Profile - Part 2
EP 10 2nd Part.  Community questions 0:32 - Is it necessary to keep the LinkedIn profile and resume the same? 2:45 - Would you put achievements, responsibilities, the technologies you worked with, on your Linkedin? 4:40 - What are the most important sections of a LinkedIn profile that should always be kept up to date? 6:30 - What is a good structure for the “about” section? 9:16 - Is the Auto Option from Linkedin good enough? 10:40 - How important is the skills and endorsements section? 13:25 - Is it worth to list all the technologies you worked with? 16:28 - Is it worth paying for Linkedin? 18:20 - What should you be focused on your Linkedin? + tips 20:16 - The services Donna offers, how can she help you improve your profile and what would you experience while working with her? Resources mentioned in this episode: Free Resources: https://www.linkedin-makeover.com/linkedin-resources/ 3 Free Chapters from “Linkedin Profile Optimization for dummies”: https://www.linkedin-makeover.com/linkedin-resources/ Linkedin Headline Generator: https://www.linkedin-makeover.com/linkedin-headline-generator/ Free Linkedin Background Photos & Royalty-Free Websites: https://www.linkedin-makeover.com/tools/background/ Resume and Linkedin Profile Writing Packages: https://www.linkedin-makeover.com/services/resume-linkedin-profile-writing/ Donna's Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/todonna/ For inquiries, you can contact us at Adeline@globalskills.io
23:18
November 30, 2020
Step up your game by updating your LinkedIn Profile - Part 1
EP 10. This episode is split into 2 parts. In the first part you'll learn: 02:23 - How did Donna become a LinkedIn Professional Writer? 05:43 - What are you going to learn today? 06:05 - Why is the Top part of your profile important 7:00 - Is it better to just have your job title in your Linkedin headline? 8:45 - What should the “About” section include? 11:17 - How to describe your experience based on job descriptions and attract recruiters to contact you after seeing your LI Profile 15:20 - What does an expert LI profile writer ask its clients before writing a brief (so you can DIY!) 18:20 - Something that very few people think about when updating their profiles 22:15 - What are the most common mistakes people are making? 27:15 - What are other LinkedIn tricks people can use to their advantage? 30:43 - Why is posting on Linkedin important? Resources mentioned in this episode: Free Resources: https://www.linkedin-makeover.com/linkedin-resources/ 3 Free Chapters from “Linkedin Profile Optimization for dummies”: https://www.linkedin-makeover.com/linkedin-resources/ Linkedin Headline Generator: https://www.linkedin-makeover.com/linkedin-headline-generator/ Free Linkedin Background Photos & Royalty-Free Websites: https://www.linkedin-makeover.com/tools/background/ Resume and Linkedin Profile Writing Packages: https://www.linkedin-makeover.com/services/resume-linkedin-profile-writing/ Donna's Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/todonna/ For inquiries, you can contact us at Adeline@globalskills.io
34:14
November 13, 2020
Cinthia's Successful Story - After one year spent in Canada
EP. 9  03:16 - How do you feel about being in Canada for a year and a half? Was it a good decision? 05:04 - Does Canada still feel like home, as you said one year ago? 06:12 - Is Canada still as welcoming towards immigrants and the LGBT community as you said before? 06:40 - How is Canada for immigrants that aren’t developers? 07:27 - If you would’ve known all the difficulties that are in Canada, would’ve you changed your mind? 09:49 - How did Canada handle the whole COVID-19 Situation? Did you felt safe? 11:50 - Until the pandemic stroke us… did you had family or friends come and visit you? What was their opinion about Toronto? 14:53 - Did anything change in your professional life? 17:40 - How are things different in this new position? 20:32 - What’s next for you? Do you have any goals for the next months? 22:25 - How do you feel when you’re looking back at the decisions you took? What advice would you give to people that are interested to take the same decision you took? For inquiries, you can contact us at Adeline@globalskills.io
26:30
October 9, 2020
About Canadian Housing (Toronto)
EP.8 In this episode, we had a chat with Alison Simpson (Chief Marketing Officer at Key) and Mark McLean (VP of Key, and a 30 year veteran of the Toronto Real Estate Market), and discovered more about Housing in Canada, Toronto. 02:12 - What are you going to learn today 03:47 - Mark’s story 06:27 - What Motivated Mark to join Key Living 7:44 - Alison’s story 9:57 - About Key, What is the homeownership on-demand model and how it’s different from buying or renting 15:14 - About the process of buying a house 20:41 - What are the challenges immigrants will face when they’ll land in Canada 23:10 - Recommendation: is it better to rent or to buy? 27:01 - What are the other costs, besides rent (maintenance, etc) 28:53 - How to start searching for housing 31:57 - What if I’m not ready for buying yet? How will the renting experience be for me? 33:54 - Are there furnished apartments on the Canadian Market? 35:00 - The most popular scams you should avoid 37:36 - Exciting things coming up from Key Living 38:26 - How to contact Allison and Mark in case you need their help Resources mentioned in the episode: 1. Realtor.ca 2. Allison's LinkedIn 3. Mark's LinkedIn 5. Global Skills Hub 6. Global Skills Hub's Newsletter If you want Allison or Mark's email but didn't understand it from the podcast, email us at Adeline@globalskills.io
40:47
July 31, 2020
How to Land a Job without Applying Online
EP.7  In this episode, we had a chat with Austin Belcak, the founder of CultivatedCulture.com, and discovered what a Value Validation Project is.  2:22 - Austin’s Introduction 4:00 - What are you going to learn from Austin 5:00 - About Austin’s professional past 9:23 - About the 2% of people who land jobs by applying online 9:56 - Great advice given by an Uber employee 11:05 - Two common things that helped Austin in landing his dream job 13:30 - Why is it so hard for non-traditional applicants to Showcase their Skills and Value 14:47 - What’s wrong with the System of Online Application. Is it designed to reject candidates? 20:02 - How to land your dream job, and what is a Value Validation Project 23:57 - How to research the company you want to work for seekingalpha.com 29:25 - How to network. Mistakes people do while networking 36:12 - What a Value Validation is, and how you can properly do one 42:53 - Interesting things Austin learned recently Resources mentioned in the episode: 1. www.SeekingAlpha.com 2. www.Candor.co 3. www.Layoffs.fyi 4. Austin's LinkedIn 5. Global Skills Hub 6. Global Skills Hub's Newsletter
48:39
July 23, 2020
(Trailer) How to Land a Job without Applying Online
Austin Belcak, the founder of Cultivated Culture, shared with us a different job-seeking approach everybody can take to land their dream job. The full episode will be posted next week. (29-05)
02:05
May 22, 2020
About Front-End Technical Interviews - with Cem Eygi
EP. 6 In this episode, we had a chat with Cem Eygi, Front-End Developer and Content Creator 1:00 - About Cem and how he started to be interested in teaching other people 3:24 - Who could benefit from your content and who do you target mostly? 4:39 - What are the fundamentals that every Front-End Developer should know? 6:18 - What types of Front-End development interviews exist? 10:18 - Do you feel like there needs to be a technical assignment in an interview? 11:57 - Where could one start practicing for interviews? 12:25 - Are there other things candidates should be doing when preparing for the interview, other than practicing? 13:53 - What resources could one use when practicing for technical interviews? 15:09 - What are the most common mistakes developers make during the interviews? 17:20 - What should developers pay attention to, while being interviewed 17:59 - What are other mistakes developers make during the interviews? 18:41 - Cem’s Interview experience (how he handled being interviewed by 7 people at the same time) 21:41 - About Cem’s content and what you should expect from it Resources mentioned in this episode: 1. Cem's Youtube Channel 2. Cem's Medium Profile 3. Cem's FreeCodeCamp Profile 4.  Cem's LinkedIn Profile 5. Udemy, CodeAcademy 6. Global Skills Hub Thank you for listening to our show and remember - If you are a Senior Developer looking to relocate to Canada, visit us on Globalskills.io, or shoot us an email at Adeline@globalskills.io
22:39
April 24, 2020
How you are Evaluated in Coding Interviews - With Edaqa Mortoray
EP. 5 In this episode, we had a chat with Edaqa Mortoray, evaluator at Interviewing.io and the author of "What Is Programming?: A Harmony of People. Code That Runs the World. and the Individual Behind the Keyboard." 1:36 - How did you become interested in the Technical Interviewing aspect? 3:45 - What is an interviewer looking for, in Technical Interviews? 4:54 - How to adjust yourself to the interviewer and have a good relationship during the interview. 6:08 - Important points you don’t have to miss during an interview (hints) 7:34 - How should you manage your time during the Technical Interview 8:28 - Tips for Communicating 9:38 - How would an ideal Technical Interview look like? 13:57 - How to talk about your projects. 14:53 - What is expected from a candidate to include when talking about a project. 16:38 - What interviewers are looking to find out when they’re asking about a challenge you had. 18:55 - What are some mistakes candidates do during the interviews? 20:28 - Is asking questions during an interview, recommended? How could the questions be asked? 21:31 - How can a candidate handle an unengaged interviewer? 23:56 - What are the most important aspects of a Coding Interview? 26:08 - What are the best ways to impress an interviewer? 27:41 - How candidates can become faster at solving interview problems. 29:54 - Should we focus more on a bug-free actual running code, or on a pseudo-code? 32:14 - Where should one start when visiting interview.codes? Resources mentioned in this episode: 1. Interviewing.codes 2. Essential JavaScript code for lists 3. Essential lists code for a Python Interview. 4. Edaqa's SkillShare Account 5. Edaqa's LinkedIn 6. Global Skills Hub Thank you for listening to our show and remember - If you are a Senior Developer looking to relocate to Canada, visit us on Globalskills.io, or shoot us an email at Adeline@globalskills.io
34:31
April 16, 2020
About Technical Interviews and Mentoring
EP. 4 In this episode, we had a chat with Moshe Feuchtwager and Crysfel Villa, the Front-End and Back-End leads of CodingCoach. 1:02 - Introduction Moshe (CodingCoach’s Front-End Lead) 1:45 - Introduction Crysfel (CodingCoach’s Back-End Lead) 2:53 - About CodingCoach and how Moshe and Crysfel discovered it. 6:06 - What is the main target of CodingCoach? 7:34 - Why do you think it’s important for a developer to become a mentor? How does it benefit you or your career? 10:30 - How does a mentoring look like? Is there a certain pattern? How could you define mentoring? 13:45 - Is there a certain time when you’re ready to become a mentor? Can anyone be a mentor? What if you don’t feel prepared to be a mentor? 18:45 - Should everybody become a mentor at some point in their life? Do you believe mentoring is something that companies should be taking seriously or people should do on their own? 20:40 - Have you ever had any experience mentoring specifically around Technical interviews? 24:08 - Is there a specific type of question that you like asking candidates? 25:30 - Are there any red flags that you look for, in the response of the interviewee? 28:28 - Where do you think most people fail when it comes to Technical Interviews? How can they fix it? 33:20 - In light of everything that’s going on in the world right now, most of the companies started to interview remotely. Do you see any differences? Anything people should be mindful of? 37:50 - What resources would you recommend to those who want to start practicing for technical interviews? 39:42 - We have lots of companies who interview using complex algorithms but at the end of the day, we get into the organization building systems without using the knowledge of the complex algorithms... What's your take on this? 43:30 - What is CodingCoach, and how can you benefit from this community? 46:13 - About CodingCoach’s OpenSource projects, and why you should involve in it. 49:25 - What are the benefits of being a member of the CodingCoach Community? 50:30 - What is the best way to get in touch with CodingCoach? Resources mentioned in this episode: 1. CodingCoach 2. Transcript of the session - Special thanks for Moshe, Crysfel, Zack, and Brent for writing these slides and answering our community's questions! 3. Moshe's LinkedIn 4. Crysfel's LinkedIn 5. Global Skills Hub Thank you for listening to our show and remember - If you are a Senior Developer looking to relocate to Canada, visit us on Globalskills.io, or shoot us an email at Adeline@globalskills.io
53:25
March 26, 2020
Make the most of your LinkedIn Profile
Global Skills Hub presents the third episode of GSH Show. These shows are specially made for the developers who are seeking to land a job in Canada. The variety of topics discussed in this show episodes should be a great resource for any Tech Talent struggling to pass through the Interviewing Process. In this episode, we had a chat with Marco Pincho, a Senior Business Intelligence Consultant at The European Commission, but also the Founder of SprintCV - A platform developed for IT Workers to create their resumes 2:30 - What’s your story? How did you come up with the idea of SprintCV? 5:30 - How important is LinkedIn for Tech Talents? 6:40 - What are the most important things recruiters are looking for on one’s LinkedIn profile? 7:35 - Where should one place the keywords on its LinkedIn profile? 8:10 - Should you add all the hard skills that you have or only the ones you’d like to work with? 9:00 - How many Job Experiences should you add on your LinkedIn profile, and how in detail should you go when describing them? 10:55 - Do you recommend describing the Job Experiences through bullet points or paragraphs? 12:55 - What are the most common mistakes developers make when updating their LinkedIn profile? 14:35 - Where should you write about your achievements? 15:35 - Tips for writing your summary 17:25 - What is the minimum bar one should touch in order to be considered active on LinkedIn, and how could they become more active? 18:55 - How to show that you’re open to relocation, on LinkedIn, without changing your default location? 21:05 - Should you include all the libraries you worked with, even if they could be considered outdated? 24:15 - While updating my profile, should I turn off the notifications if I don’t want my employer to find out? 25:35 - How important are the recommendations, on LinkedIn? Are they interesting for the recruiters? 29:25 - How can you prove that you are a quick learner, on LinkedIn? 31:50 - What are the main things that people should really keep in mind after listening to this conversation Resources mentioned in this episode: 1. SprintCV 2. Marco's LinkedIn 3. Global Skills Hub Thank you for listening to our show and remember - If you are a Senior Developer looking to relocate to Canada, visit us on Globalskills.io, or shoot us an email at Adeline@globalskills.io
34:30
March 13, 2020
How to ace your Behavioral Interviews - With Martin McGovern from Career Therapy
EP. 2  In this episode, we had a chat with Martin McGovern, the Lead Coach, and Founder of Career Therapy, as well as a Career Coach with The Muse. He has partnered with many educational organizations like Udacity and General Assembly, where he shares his knowledge, experience, and career advice.  You can find Martin live streaming every day on LinkedIn and YouTube, discussing all kinds of topics that are related to the job search. 2:10 - How do Soft Skills help IT professionals? Do you think they’re becoming as important as Technical Skills? 6:20 - Is there a certain area where most of the people seem to have trouble with? 7:48 - What is your story? How did you become interested in Career Coaching? 10:50 - How can you take a job interview rejection and make it feel good? 13:35 - The reason why you are being ghosted after an Interview 16:19 - What is the purpose of behavioral questions and what are the recruiters looking for, in a response? 18:32 - What is the purpose of “Tell me about you” question, and how should it be answered? 23:30 - How should candidates answer the questions about their strengths or weaknesses? 26:55 - The strengths or weaknesses that shouldn’t be talked about in an interview 29:57 - How you can use a personality test to outsource your strengths and weaknesses, in order to respond to the “strengths and weaknesses” questions 31:23 - Is the STAR Method the best way to respond to behavioral questions? How can you use it? (+Examples) 37:45 - Why you should record yourself answering behavioral questions and how can this help you become better in interviews 39:03 - How to answer questions related to a problem you faced, using the STAR Method 42:45 - What should you really keep in mind when practicing for interviews? 44:50 - What pieces of your content should everyone check out? Why? Resources mentioned in this episode:  1. Martin's Youtube Channel 2. Martin's LinkedIn 3. 1 on 1 Career Coaching Call with Meg Murphy 4. Global Skills Hub's Interview Prep Guide (The Behavioral Questions are on the last page) Thank you for listening to our show and remember - If you are a Senior Developer looking to relocate to Canada, visit us on Globalskills.io, or shoot us an email at Adeline@globalskills.io
46:60
March 5, 2020
Algorithms & Data Structures - with Ben from BacktoBack SWE
EP.1  In this episode, we had a chat with Ben, a 3rd-year Computer Science student and also the founder of Back To Back SWE where he runs a YouTube channel teaching computer science fundamentals and software engineering interview questions that could help developers of all levels.  The questions discussed: 01:29 - What is the reason for which you decided to create BacktoBack SWE? 4:43 - What was the first video that caught on? Was there a moment when you realized your videos have an impact on people? 5:18 - What kind of people enjoy your videos? 7:10 - How did you become good at solving Algorithms and Data Structures? 9:58 - Besides the college education, was there anything else to guide you through the learning experience? 12:14 - What kind of questions are most common in technical interviews? 13:38 - When should one start when deciding to practice Data Structures & Algorithms? 15:08 - Where do most people fail when practicing DS&A? How could they fix this problem? 17:38 - How would you advise someone who wants to start practicing for Dynamic Programming? 23:23 - How to remember language details without looking up in docs? 25:18 - What should candidates do to take advantage of what you’ve done in the online environment? 27:08 - Do you have a video that people who are trying to practice for DS&A problems really should watch? The resources presented by Ben in this episode: 1. Gayle Laakmann McDowell Deconstructs the Engineering Interview Process 2. LeetCode 3. Elements of Programming Interviews - Book 4. Cracking the Coding Interview - Book 5. The Algorithm Design Manual - Book 6. BacktobackSWE.com - Ben's Website 7. Dynamic Programming, Recursion, & Backtracking - Some of Ben's videos Thank you for listening to our show and remember - If you are a Senior Developer looking to relocate to Canada, visit us on Globalskills.io, or shoot us an email at Adeline@globalskills.io
29:41
February 20, 2020