Getting a Junior Developer Job with Jason Meller and Caitlin Cabrera

Dec. 17, 2021, 1 p.m. (11 months, 2 weeks ago)
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[00:02:40] Jason gives us an explanation of what Kolide is, how they found Caitlin, and why they decided to hire her.


[00:06:09] Andrew asks Jason when he was looking for someone for a mid to senior position, and what led him to believe that maybe that’s someone who doesn’t fit into a senior category but can still have the impact of someone with a senior paycheck.


[00:08:42] Find out the most impactful thing that Andrew’s company did for him as a Junior Developer, and Caitlin shares her journey to how she got to her current position.


[00:16:04] With Caitlin doing the contract work and getting experience before getting her first job, Chris wonders if that helped her when she was applying.


[00:17:25] We find out how the interview process was for Caitlin and Jason explains the process the team came up with for her interview.


[00:23:53] Jason tells us what makes a good interview and Caitlin and Andrew share some great interviewing tips. 


[00:28:25] Andrew asks Caitlin if any of her interviews were actually good ones and if there were any jobs she would have felt miserable working at. 


[00:30:36] Andrew talks about platforms out there to get help if you are a bad interviewer, and Jason explains more about the management way shifting towards employers learning a style of interviewing to get what they need out of the process.


[00:33:34] Jason tells us some big challenges he’s experiencing being an interviewer, and he shares something he didn’t know about bootcamps. 

 

[00:37:52] If you’re a Junior out there looking for a job, Caitlin shares some advice and words of wisdom. 


[00:41:18] Chris wonders what Jason’s strategy is on making sure that Caitlin is well supported and can get questions answered and absorb everything she can to flourish at Kolide.


[00:49:32] We end with a deep conversation on ADHD. 


[00:57:43] Jason announces Kolide is hiring! 



Panelists:

Chris Oliver

Andrew Mason



Guests:

Jason Meller

Caitlin Cabrera



Sponsor:

Honeybadger



Links:

Ruby Radar Newsletter

Ruby Radar Twitter

Remote Ruby Podcast-Episode 53: Building Kolide with Jason Meller

Jason Meller Twitter

Jason Meller Linkedin 

Caitlin Cabrera Website

Kolide

Kolide Careers

Kolide Twitter

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