Dear new developer, As a new developer, you have a lot of flexibility when looking for a job. This is great in some ways, but makes it difficult to hone in on particular a job opportunity. What should you do when you are looking for a position? After all, if you are open to any … Continue reading What should you look for in a job?
Dear new developer, It's a crazy market right now for developer talent. But I still see plenty of new developers struggling. I also see some mid and senior developers struggling. "What? I thought senior developers had it made!" you might be saying to yourself. Unfortunately, one can fall into the trap of the expert beginner. … Continue reading What To Change If You Aren’t Getting The Offers You Want
This is a guest post from Taylor Desseyn. Enjoy. Dear new developer, Finding a job was hard for a new developer pre-pandemic…now during a pandemic it is just as hard but add in the fact that you can't meet anyone! It can be daunting. Here are my thoughts on how to find a job FASTER … Continue reading How to get a job faster
This is a guest post from Karl Hughes. Enjoy. Dear new developer, I was in your shoes in 2011. I was finishing up a degree in mechanical engineering that I would never use and looking for a way to join a startup as a software developer. Maybe it was the entrepreneur in me, and maybe … Continue reading Your network increases optionality
This is a guest post from Jeff Beard, lightly edited. Enjoy. Dear New Developer, Preparing for a university job fair or similar recruiting event is very important if you want to make an impression that results in a phone screen. A hiring manager and their recruiters receive an enormous number of contacts and resumes from … Continue reading Preparing for a recruiting event
Dear new developer, A few years ago I was job hunting (during a hot job market and with almost two decades of experience) and had a lot of people turn me down or say I wasn't a good fit. Sometimes it was for coding ability, sometimes it was for familiarity with various systems, sometimes it … Continue reading You have to fit the job
This is a guest post from Rishi Malik. Enjoy. Hello New Developer! Right now, it’s Q1 2019. And there’s a lot of advice you’ll find out here on the internet. Much of it is good, some of it is bad, but the important thing to note is that these are all points of view from … Continue reading The Cacophony of the 2019 Tech Landscape
Dear new developer, Set up a LinkedIn profile and keep it up to date. This will serve as a public resume. (Yes, a github is great too, but you might not always have time to keep code up to date or an interest in a maintaining a large project.) Once a year, at a minimum, … Continue reading Use LinkedIn, and use it well