Meek Msaki

Ways to maintain your analyst career

Apply to Jobs

  • Apply to at least 10 jobs per week
  • Set up email notifications for your common keyword searches from job boards
  • Share application status with your career coach so he/she can leverage possible employer relationships or alumni connections
  • Create a tracking sheet, and follow up on all applications within 1 week

Build Your Visibility

  • Maintain an active HackerRank presence and profile
  • Attend local Meetups or Eventbrite events and make solid connections
  • Create business cards with your desired title, links to your GitHub, LinkedIn, and a QR code for your CV or resume
  • Reach out to your entire network to let them know what types of roles you're looking for
  • Use LinkedIn to connect weekly with 5 employees or decision-makers
  • Conduct 3+ informational interviews weekly with industry leaders
  • Follow desired companies on social media
  • Participate in online communities or forums related to FinTech
  • Contribute to online publications or blogs in the FinTech industry as a guest writer or commentator
  • Attend industry conferences or networking events and make connections with other professionals in the field
  • Join a professional organization or association related to FinTech and take advantage of any networking or professional development opportunities they offer
  • Collaborate with other professionals or companies in the FinTech industry on projects or initiatives
  • Utilize social media platforms to share your thoughts, insights, and expertise on FinTech-related topics
  • Consider starting your own blog or podcast to share your knowledge and experiences with others in the industry
  • Reach out to influencers or thought leaders in the FinTech space and ask if they would be willing to connect or collaborate on a project

Prepare for a Successful Interview

  • Attend a behavioral interview session
  • Research common behavioral interview questions, write answers, practice until your answers flow
  • Schedule a 1:1 mock behavioral interview with your peers or a career coach
  • Attend technical interview sessions
  • Practice whiteboard interviewing
  • Complete HackerRank interview preparation kit
  • Practice

Improve Your Skills

  • Take courses online (LinkedIn Learning, Udemy, etc), target your learning by researching the technology in-demand in your market
  • Join local chapters of professional organizations
  • Build a solo project
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