Only 25% of IT jobs are held by women, despite the fact that women make up over half of the professional jobs in the U.S. Because of the disparity between the genders, working in the tech industry can be an isolating experience for many women – but it doesn’t have to be. The Portland community has a plethora of incredible opportunities for women to more easily connect with peers and grow as professionals. Here are a few tips for how women can take advantage of all that the Portland networking scene has to offer.
Interviewing is never easy– it takes time and can be stressful. The first stage of the hiring process is usually a phone interview. Phone interviews can be tricky, especially since you aren’t able to read your interviewers facial expressions and body language during the call. It’s also easy to underestimate the importance of a phone interview. Many people dismiss it as trivial parts of a long job search process…don’t! A phone interview is actually the most important step because without success, you’ll never get to the next step or land the job.
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