Career Fair: Prepare for the Interview

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Learn how to prepare for a job interview, how interviewers pick their next hire, and how to write a successful CV!

Organized by the Graduate Student's Association of the Computer Science Department, University of Crete with the support of the Computer Science Department of the University of Crete (CSD, UOC). The event will be held on Friday, February 12, 2021 12:00 - 17:00 (GMT +2) as a Zoom Webinar.

Everyone is welcome to attend!

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Due to the attendee limit imposed by the Zoom license we're using, we unfortunately have to close registrations. Thank you everyone for showing interest for our event!

In order to allow everyone to attend this event, we'll also stream sessions 1 - 3 on YouTube Live.

We would like to thank the following companies for participating in the event

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Sessions

Session 1: Preparing for a Job Interview

Software companies often have long and demanding interview processes. Such interview processes have multiple steps, each evaluating different skills of the candidate. In this session students from the Department as well as alumni, describe their experience going through the job/internship hunting process from the early preparation steps to their success on a job offer. The session includes short presentations and discussion and Q&A with the panelists.


Anastasios Papagiannis
Alumnus of CSD, UOC

❝Anastasios is a Production Engineer at Facebook, London. He obtained his PhD degree in the Computer Science Department at the University of Crete, working with Prof. Angelos Bilas in 2020. His dissertation focuses on reducing system overheads when accessing data on next-generation fast storage devices. During his doctoral studies, he was also a graduate research assistant in the Institute of Computer Science (ICS) at the Foundation of Research and Technology — Hellas (FORTH). His work was awarded the Maria Michail Manasaki Doctoral Fellowship in 2018 and the Facebook Graduate Fellowship in 2019. Anastasios received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Crete in 2010 and 2013 respectively.❞

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Antonis Chariton
Undergraduate Student @ CSD, UOC

❝Antonis Chariton (he/him) is an undergraduate student at the Computer Science Department of the University of Crete. He has industry and research experience through various positions in the Security area of Computer Science. He currently lives in Zurich, in Switzerland, and works for Google. He spends (part of) his free time helping young people and students learn, through various initiatives like EduCTF and Google HashCode, as well as mentoring individual people. He works on Open Source Software, and contributes to projects in any way possible, and follows and participates in industry bodies for cooperation and standardization, between professionals.❞

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Session 2: Industry Panel

During an interview, recruiters pose questions or problems for applicants to answer in order to make sure the applicant is the right fit for the open position.

In this session we will host a discussion and Q&A panel consisting of recruiters. These people will:

  • Share their perspective on a successful job interview
  • Discuss the challenges during the recruiting, interviewing and hiring process
  • Provide hints about “do’s and don’ts” based on their experience evaluating candidates


Anastasia Anastasopoulou
Head of Talent Acquisition @ Accenture Greece

❝Born in Kozani in 1983, Anastasia moved to Athens for studies, to graduate from the University of Piraeus with a degree in “International and European Studies” (2004). Right after her first degree, she found herself employed by a big Media House in international advertising projects in Belgium, Cyprus, Malta and Dubai. She soon realized that her human/employee orientation in work translates into HR. In 2006 she returned to Athens making her career turn to HR and getting employed by a Shipping company as HR Specialist. She received her MSc Degree in “Human Resource Management” from Brunel University London in 2009 and joined Accenture right upon return in 2010. In 2013 she was sponsored by Accenture to take an MBA in HRM in SDA Bocconi School of Management. During all these years, she has been occupied with all functions in HR (such as Performance Management, Career Counseling, Engagement Projects & Events’ Management). She is currently leading the Talent Acquisition team and the Scheduling team of the company, being also the HR Business Partner for Strategy & Consulting Service and the Applied Intelligence Global Center of Excellence based in Greece. She is married and has a 3 year’s old son.❞

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Anestis Kyvranoglou
Team Lead Software Development @ TeamViewer Greece

❝Counting nearly 10 years of experience in the software industry and more than 6 years leading software teams in production. 3rd rank GPA Informatics and Telecommunications graduate. Having served at various roles around software engineering and product industries throughout the career, from freelancer software engineer to leading TruckTrack.de / ArrivalControl.eu as CTO in the SaaS startup scene and Tech Lead at Stoiximan.gr designing the architecture of the highly scalable website operating in 7 countries. Currently member of TeamViewer Greece R&D hub, leading all teams working for TeamViewer’s global video conferencing solution TeamViewer Meeting.❞

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Nikos Lambrogeorgos
Senior Account Manager, Public Sector @ Cisco Hellas S.A.

❝Nikolaos Lambrogeorgos, was born in January 1969. He has received a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree (1990) and Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree (1993), in Computer Science, from the University of Crete.

In November 1999, Mr. Lambrogeorgos accepted the Systems Engineer’s position at Cisco Systems Hellas S.A., being responsible for providing pre-sales support to Cisco customers and partners, designing network solutions, providing updates in new technologies and products and publishing articles related to Networking Technology. In October 2002, he moved to the Sales Department of Cisco Systems, as Account Manager while he maintains this position until today. With the mandate of supporting large customers in Enterprise and Public sector. In April 2015 he took the responsibility to cover Cyprus Public Sector. In December 2015 he has promoted to Senior Account Manager.

Mr. Lambrogeorgos, has worked successfully on specific important Network Architecture projects’ planning, design and development, like the Sizefxis, TAXISnet, Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ NetVIS, Healthcare projects (EKEPY, Papageorgiou Smart Hospital, 2nd Health Region Tele-medicine etc), Local government projects, at Education area (Universities), as well as the Data Network of the Athens 2004, the Athens International Airport, Utilities (DEH, ADMIE, DESFA, EPA) etc. His latest focusing relates to the National Strategic Reference Framework (NSRF 2007-2013 and 2014-2020) initiatives, promoting Cisco solutions for Public sector customers (Ministries, Local government (smart cities), authorities like IKA, ELTA, IDIKA, Ktimatologio etc). The last 2-3 years he is working to promote Smart City solutions and he has worked in the design and implementation of Athens’ Smart Parking project, Larissa Sustainable Urban Mobility project, as weel as for the two Greek Smart City pilots at the cities of Trikala and Chalkida.

Before Cisco Systems Mr. Lambrogeorgos, was working for IBM as a Network Engineer for almost 3 years.❞


Polyvios Rapsomanikis
HR Specialist @ Oracle Greece

❝Polyvios holds a BSc in Management and Business Adminidtration from Athens University of Economics and Business and an MSc in Human Resource Management from the same University. He joined Oracle Greece in December 2010. His overall HR professional experience includes a strong background in the following areas: recruitment, payroll, talent development, employment law. In June 2015 he took over his current role as HR Specialist for Greece, Cyprus, MAK and Malta. Self-motivated with customer focus, he enjoys working with talented and passionate people.❞

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Session 3: Write a Successful CV

When it comes to job hunting, CV is an important factor that can lead to success! Preparing a CV that can highlight your skills and make you stand out is a tough challenge. Usually employees spend just a few seconds before deciding if your profile is ideal for the position you apply. Every CV is different and depends on the position you apply and the skills you want to highlight. However there are some fundamental principles when compiling a CV.

In this session, experts will guide you on how to write a great CV and share tips that lead to success. It includes a short introduction of the experts and a 10-minute talk with tips for a successful CV before the workshop (see session 4) with one-on-one slots with the experts.


Dimitris Megremis
HRD Senior Specialist @ OTE Group

❝Ο Δημήτρης Μεγρέμης είναι κάτοχος πτυχίου Διοίκησης Επιχειρήσεων από το Αμερικάνικο Κολλέγιο Ελλάδoς (Deree College) και MBA για Έμπειρους Επαγγελματίες στις Τηλεπικοινωνίες από το Πανεπιστήμιο La Verne.

Είναι υπεύθυνος για τα προγράμματα πρακτικής άσκησης στον Όμιλο Εταιρειών ΟΤΕ. Επίσης, έχει στην ευθύνη του την επαφή του ανθρώπινου δυναμικού με τα Πανεπιστημιακά Ιδρύματα και ιδιαίτερα με τα γραφεία διασύνδεσης και τα γραφεία πρακτικής άσκησης. Τέλος, σε συνεργασία με την ομάδα προσλήψεων, είναι υπεύθυνος για τον προγραμματισμό και την οργάνωση της συμμετοχής της εταιρείας σε διοργανώσεις καριέρας (ημέρες καριέρας, ομιλίες, διοργανώσεις φοιτητών).

Έχει πολυετή εμπειρία στην ανάπτυξη ανθρώπινου δυναμικού καθώς και στην εξεύρεση και επιλογή στελεχών, ιδιαίτερα στον κλάδο των τηλεπικοινωνιών και της πληροφορικής.❞

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Ioanna Proestaki
People Operations Specialist @ Epignosis

❝As part of her role of assisting in all people-related processes, she oversees employer branding and candidate experience. Her goal is to attract Talent and see it blossom within the company. As much as she enjoys getting tasks done, she doesn’t believe her job ends when the hiring has been completed. For her, recruitment is just the beginning of a real opportunity for people and companies to work better together and grow.❞

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Katerina Athanasiou
Recruitment Specialist @ Forthnet S.A

❝Joined Forthnet S.A in 2019 as Recruitment Specialist. An HR Professional with 14 years of experience in a broad range of HR Function including Talent Acquisition, Training, Performance Development, Reporting and Payroll. In her current role she is actively involved in full cycle recruitement for Fixed Network & IT challenged by the dynamic environment of Telecoms industry. Favorite motto "Never give up a candidate search until you find the ideal match for your job opening".
Born in Athens and holds a Bachelor degree in Business studies with Marketing and HRM and Postgraduate diploma in HRM.❞

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Konstantinos Papadellis
Recruitment & Talent Acquisition @ OTE Group

❝Ο Κωνσταντίνος Παπαδέλλης είναι κάτοχος πτυχίου Bachelor in Political Science από το Πάντειο Πανεπιστήμιο με Μεταπτυχιακό στην Επικοινωνία και στα ΜΜΕ από το Εθνικό & Καποδιστριακό Πανεπιστήμιο.

Διαθέτει 8ετή εμπειρία στην εξεύρεση και επιλογή προσωπικού υψηλού επιπέδου. Τα τελευταία 4 χρόνια είναι υπεύθυνος για τις προσλήψεις που σχετίζονται με την Πληροφορική και την Τεχνολογία του Ομίλου Εταιρειών ΟΤΕ.

Ο Κωνσταντίνος έχει διαχειριστεί περισσότερους από 20.000 υποψηφίους και με τη συμμετοχή του σε διοργανώσεις καριέρας (ημέρες καριέρας, ομιλίες, διοργανώσεις φοιτητών) συμβάλει ουσιαστικά στην ενίσχυση της νεανικής απασχόλησης και στη διακράτηση νέων ταλέντων εντός των συνόρων.❞

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Varvara Angelopoulou
HR Manager @ Channel VAS

❝Varvara Angelopoulou acts as HR Manager at Channel VAS, a leading FinTech company. She has 7 years of experience in multinational organizations, holding a BSc in Economics from the Athens University of Economics and Business and an MA in Human Resources Management from the from Warwick Business School. Throughout her career, she worked as an HR Generalist, building her expertise in talent acquisition, employee onboarding, performance management, compensation and benefits administration, policies and procedures development, HR compliance and HR administration. At the moment, she is focusing on succession planning, retention, employee relations and training & development. In parallel, she is completing her Diploma in Evidence-based Coaching from the Athens Coaching Institute.❞

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Session 4: CV Workshop

Participants will have the opportunity for a quick one-on-one session with the experts to get feedback on their CV. Participants interested for an exclusive one-on-one session with the experts are required to prepare their CV in advance to be able to get valuable feedback.

Make sure to express your interest to participate for this session when you register as there's a limited number of spots available! Registrations for the CV workshop are closed!

Resume
Your resume provides an overview of your experience and is often an employer’s first impression of you. Recruiters spend just a few seconds on average looking at a resume so it is crucial to use a format that makes relevant information immediately visible. A good resume can help you land an interview, but even minor errors can take you out of the running. For each experience on your resume, write a PAR statement:
  • P: Describe the PROJECT, the context, task or job.
  • A: What ACTIVITY did you do?
  • R: What were the RESULTS, outcomes, benefits?

CV
A curriculum vitae (CV) is a summary of your experiences and educational background. While it can resemble a resume, a CV is most often used when applying for teaching or research opportunities, applying for a grant or fellowship, or for further academic training, The process will be similar to the process of writing a resume, however CVs are frequently longer and include much more detailed information. In your CV include the following relevant information:
  • Identifying Information: Name, address, phone and email
  • Education: In reverse chronological order, list your expected degree, previously earned degrees, institutions and dates of completion
  • Dissertation: Title and short description of your thesis
  • Areas of Research Interest: Include any expertise or principal research and teaching interests
  • Experience: Often divided into categories such as research experience, teaching experience, industry experience and professional experience
  • Fellowships, Awards, Honors: Include date awarded
  • Languages: List languages where you are proficient, fluent, or basic
  • Publications and Presentations: List of your authored publications and presentations

A couple templates to get you started writing your first resume! We recommend you open the .docx files in Microsoft Word (the online works).

Session 5: Meet the Teamviewer Greece Team!

Get a chance to discuss with and ask questions from the Teamviewer Greece team!

Schedule

Start Time* End Time* Session Title
12:00 12:10 Welcome Speech
12:10 13:10 Session 1: Preparing for a Job Interview
13:10 13:20 Break
13:20 14:50 Session 2: Industry Panel
14:50 15:10 Break
15:10 15:40 Session 3: Write a Successful CV
15:40 16:40 Session 4: CV Workshop
Session 5: Meet the TeamViewer Greece Team!

* All times are in GMT +2

F.A.Q.

When will the event take place? Where is it located?
The event will take place on Friday, 12 February, 2021. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, it will be an online event.
Who is allowed to attend the event?
Everyone is welcome to attend!
What is the cost/registration fee for the event?
Registration is free.

Organizing Committee

Antonis Papaioannou

Ph.D. candidate, Computer Science Department, University of Crete

Manos Pavlidakis

Ph.D. candidate, Computer Science Department, University of Crete

Iacovos G. Kolokasis

Ph.D. candidate, Computer Science Department, University of Crete

Maria Oikonomidou

M.Sc. student, Computer Science Department, University of Crete

Eva Perontsi

M.Sc. student, Computer Science Department, University of Crete

Michalis Vardoulakis

M.Sc. student, Computer Science Department, University of Crete