A1: Understand your audience and speak their language. Know the business value of each of your skills. Be honest and say “I don’t know. Here’s how I would find out…”
Q2: What could be a challenge that you’d face when trying to get hired?
A3: Not enough experience in newest tech because industry changes so rapidly. Instead, highlight your transferable skills (technical and non) and how they are applicable to the current challenges.
Q3: What can we do today to best prepare ourselves to get that dream job? What are the best resources to help with that?
A3: Do your research. Get a mentor or coach (ask me for help). Practice. Practice. Practice.
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