The Optical Networking and Communication
Conference & Exhibition

Los Angeles Convention Center,
Los Angeles, California, USA

5 Steps to go from Interview to Offer

Tuesday, 22 March 2016
15:30 - 16:30
Next to Expo Theater I
Exhibit Hall C


Session Description

The sole purpose of an interview is to get a job offer. No matter what a person’s current employment situation is, everybody likes having offers on the table and feeling desirable. Yet many candidates approach the interview with a defensive or offensive standpoint, act casual or nervous, or come in underprepared or too early. By creating a clear objective, preparing for the interview process and following through on simple practices, candidates greatly increase their job prospects and boost their name recognition in the industry.

Both experienced interviewees and candidates who haven’t applied for a position in a decade can benefit from learning about today’s interview practices. Candidates will learn how to prepare for classic and progressive interview questions, research a company and its people, and navigate the balance of being “too technical.” This interview session will encourage prospective candidates to consider the ways they prepare for an interview and develop a strategy for their next opportunity.


Darlene Corrubia, Senior Director of Executive Recruiting

Darlene Corrubia is Senior Director of Executive Recruiting for Common Agenda and has over 20 years of recruiting and search expertise in technology. Previously, Darlene was Director of Staffing with Tellium Inc. where she launched a recruiting program and hired 550 employees in two years that resulted in an IPO. She has been a featured expert on the topics of interviewing and resume writing at OFC, local colleges, and in articles from Light Reading, EE Times, and The Asbury Park Press. Darlene graduated cum laude with a B.S. in Communications from Rutgers University.


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