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(LIVE VIDEO CHAT) Diversity. Just the word means there’s a contentious conversation to be had. But conversation leads to progress. Join us to tackle the topic of diversity in tech.




A continuing dilemma: Diversity in tech

You’ve read the articles, you’ve skimmed the headlines, you’ve probably had discussions on Facebook about it: Diversity. We continue to hear that minorities are screened out during the job application processes (whether deliberately or subconsciously), and the tech industry is especially challenged. We won’t affect change without digesting the issues at hand, so we welcome you to dive in with us and be part of the conversation, bringing your own questions and opinions.

In this ADJ AMA (Austin Digital Jobs Ask Me Anything), we’ll dissect the challenges the industry faces, what people are going through despite it being the year 2016, what you can do to overcome discrimination, and what companies can do to improve diversity.

Joining us on July 27th at 11am cst is Ashley Doyal, Co-Founder of RecruitHER, a full-service recruiting firm committed to connecting tech companies with diverse talent. We’ve long respected her perspective on this issue given her dedication to solving the issue.

This is going to be a fascinating AMA, and it might get contentious, but join us for this productive conversation.

CLICK HERE for the live event. Pro tip: Log in with Twitter, not FB.


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What it’s like to work at Atlassian: Live chat with an insider

When you’re looking for your next opportunity, knowing what it’s actually like at a company or in an industry can be tremendously helpful. Here’s a rare, honest insight into one popular brand.



Ever wonder what it’s like?

Have you considered working at a tech company but aren’t sure if it’s like the movies and HBO portray it? Or maybe you’re considering working at another company, and Atlassian keeps coming up (I mean the tools they’ve created include HipChat, Bitbucket, JIRA Software, Confluence, and more) and you want to know what it’s actually like once you’re on the inside?

To give you all of these answers, we’re asking an insider, and you get to join us live to ask questions yourself!

In the below AMA (Ask Me Anything), we chat with Bobby Hilliard who is part of the Atlassian team, and is a very frank person, so we’re going to get the real picture. We’re excited to learn what it’s like in the halls of Atlassian, it’s going to be a spicy show!

Tune in here on June 30th

We invite you to tune in and ask your own questions below on June 30th at 11am cst. #WILT

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Why are job applicants so frequently left hanging? Ask the expert

Have you ever applied to a job only to realize your application landed in a black hole of doom? On July 5th, we chat with the expert who will answer all of our burning questions.



Ask the expert anything!

How many times have you stressed over crafting the perfect resume, sent it to the company of your dreams, and waited nervously? And then nothing happened? Ever? You sent it into some black hole of death, and a part of you died?

You’re not alone.

Because we all want to understand how this works, we’re asking the expert. What systems are you up against as a job applicant? What red flags are you accidentally throwing up? How can you make sure you’re not landing in said black hole?

In the below AMA (Ask Me Anything), Brett Simon, Division Director at Modis IT StaffingAgency, charged with direct hire search and executive recruitment. He’s going to help us to navigate these crazy waters and answer all of our burning questions.

Tune in here on July 5th

We invite you to tune in and ask your own questions below on July 5th at 11am cst. #ADJAMA

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Resume hacks: Ask our expert anything!

When you’re looking for your next opportunity or just trying to keep your resume updated, it’s hard to know how to impress employers, so we’re bringing in an expert to discuss it LIVE!



We all need resume help

Job hunting is stressful enough on it’s own, but add in the pressure of having a resume that accurately depicts your experience and impresses the pants off of employers? Fuhgetaboutit.

We get it, so we’re going to focus on resumes of our next live event, so we can learn together from an expert what exactly employers want to see. Are there any red flags you’re accidentally throwing? Are you failing to convey something that you didn’t even know was important? Should it be printed on pink paper and perfumed? Should it be delivered with a bribe?

In the below AMA (Ask Me Anything), we chat with Sam Arnold, Talent & Communications Strategist at Liaison Creative + Marketing, a full-service marketing firm that provides end-to-end marketing communications to enterprise organizations of all sizes. We’re excited to learn what Sam has to say, especially since we just learned that he’s a pretty serious musician (so you can ask him about that too, if you want)! We’re going to have a blast, join us:

Tune in here on June 15th

We invite you to tune in and ask your own questions below on June 15th at 11am cst.

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