Over 40 and struggling to find a programming job? Ageism is real in software engineering.
In this session, Interview Kickstart coaches will discuss strategies and tips to deal with ageism during your job search. Finding the right companies, building the right skillset and approaching it with the right mindset are all crucial to success. Strategy too, is critical e.g. while we want everyone to wear their age with pride, sometimes it can also be better to hide it.
In this session, you will also hear experiences of some senior engineers who found stellar roles by taking the ageism bull by its horns. And sometimes avoiding the bullfight altogether.
Soham is the founder of Interview Kickstart, which is a bootcamp for technical interview preparation. The bootcamp is laser-focused on re-teaching Data Structures, Algorithms and System Design, to working engineers, who desire to work at high-growth, career-launching tech companies in Silicon Valley. Prior to InterviewKickstart, Soham was a Director of Engineering at Box and an early engineer there. He helped Box's technical teams grow from 5 to 250 engineers over a span of 5 years. This meant living and breathing the interviewing machine exploring all its nooks and corners, and ups and downs. Prior to Box, Soham has also worked at eBay and Microsoft.