Exercise Monday

As discussed in the Journaling at Epicodus lesson, each weekend you'll receive a journaling assignment in addition to your coding homework. You'll then discuss your responses with a partner at the beginning of the next class session.

Journal Response Discussion

This section's Prompt

You were asked to write responses to the following in your journal over the weekend, as detailed in the Journal #15 prompt:

  • What are three things about you that you wouldn't want to leave an interview without the interviewer knowing? These can be anything, but we recommend not selecting only technical skills. Teams are looking for great culture fits, too!

  • If you're having trouble deciding, think about it this way: What traits, qualities, skills, hobbies, experiences, education, etc. do you have that may both set you apart from other candidates, and prove interesting and/or beneficial to the interviewer and team?

  • How do these relate to your personal narrative. Or, if they don't, do you think they should be included in that narrative?

  • What can you do to ensure these traits and qualities aren't missed? Come up with a (very flexible!) plan for how you might include this information in the natural flow of the interview.

Discussion Questions

Discuss what you recorded in your journal with your partner.

  • Share what each partner recorded as the three things they want to make sure to mention in an interview. Give feedback.

  • Then, even if it's not directly related to your three things, discuss that all-too-common, super open-ended "So, tell me about yourself?" question with your partner. What will you say, when asked in an interview? How will it relate to your personal narrative? Practice with your pair. Give feedback.