Earn your seat at the table by going above and beyond with the below conversation topics.
Things to be enthusiastic about during a job interview
Documentation – Documentation of meetings and even client pass-bys in the hallway – document action items and potential projects, institutional knowledge, performance metrics for status updates
Modernization – Strategic planning, Development and streamlining of processes for more robust data reporting
Energizing advocates and crystallizing support
Feedback – Giving and receiving feedback. It’s best to have a “make it ugly” policy – regularly talk about weaknesses/gaps in the data/processes
Collaboration – Enthusiastic about both learning and teaching co-workers. Everyone should know about all sides.
Liaison – Able to liaise and coordinate actions across all management levels
Task Management – Able to organize and follow-up on tasks until completion. Provide exceptional customer service
Describing your strengths –
Solid communicator and leader in meetings, emails. Thoroughly explains requirements in writing requests, and thoroughly explains completed logic in writing deliverable emails
Bringing energy in the workplace, learning about everyone. Connections with people to more seamlessly collaborate
Digging deep and understand what I am doing, not just following the steps. This helps to teach coworkers, more difficult problem solving.
I do everything it takes to provide the highest level of service to the customer – make agendas, trainings. Accolades in flying colours
Describing the work place
A lot of times in life you will only be in one phase of a big project and you try to make the biggest impact and lead it in the correct direction by both creating a solid foundation/structure but also development.
Differences between job titles
Associate – Owning tasks
Senior Associate – Owning one or two people on tasks
Describing your view of the tasks
Any actions and processes that help data become more accessible, accurate, and actionable
Bad data is expensive and hard to fix – ie fixing a bad charge on a credit card. Make it tidy up front before it gets in source. Every data set can be improved.
V&V – validation and verification
Proper preparation prevents poor performance
Questions are the most important thing in this world –> because they jumpstart dialogue on both problems and solutions that are present in this world.
We do not just need problem solvers in this world – problem finders (entrepreneurs, go getters). give people both the logic and the space for action
Be a perpetual student
How to Interview Others
Philosophy on Interviewing – The best interviewees are ones who are very happy and positive. This shows they can roll with whatever is thrown at them with a smile, and not be overwhelmed, not let anything stress them out.
How contracts work – SLR (Service Level Requirement) – usually comes before agreement. SLA (Service Level Agreement) – target for when it’s due by. OLA (Operational Level Agreement). CPD (Capability Process Document) affects SLRs. Tool plans how it’s going to be tested.
IAS (Infrastructure as a service, infrastructure servers), PAS (Platform as a service, runtime place for applications to be run on), SAS (Software as a service, applications). Service means capacity on demand. In order to build SAS, you need to do PAS, in order to do PAS you need IAS in place, which is why people first sell you IAS.
Authentication then Authorization. Multi factor authentication.
Real time (local synchronizes with cloud simultaneously) vs batch synchronization (everything local and synchronization when you have connectivity).
1) identify your crown jewels 2) have an actionable plan in place before an intrusion occurs 3) have appropriate tech and service in place before intrusion 4) have appropriate authorization in place to permit network monitoring 5) ensure your legal counsel is familiar with tech and cybersecurity management to reduce response time during incident 6) ensure organization policies align with your cyber incident response plan 7) engage with law enforcement before an incident (secret service or FB regional or ___) 8) establish relationships with cyber info sharing organizations
data is never secure but you slow people down
training & awareness, biannual assessment (one low level and one hard core), look at best practices in industry.
How to elevator pitch to investors
1) how much $ you want at what cost?
2) how long will it last?
3) what milestones will you accomplish?
4) what is your execution road map?
Tip from Toastmasters on presentations – stand on left side of presentation b/c that’s where eyes start reading (left to right)