I recently had the privilege of representing UpTech to the students at LearningFuze by presenting my thoughts and experiences surrounding finding a job as a developer. We had such a great time talking with the students and received some great feedback on how the presentation helped them.
“Your tips for finding a job were very helpful and I can’t wait to use those tools, especially the spreadsheet!”
“I also really appreciated how honest you were about the stress involved in job hunting. It was weirdly reassuring to have someone who had gone through the proccess go, ‘Hey, it’s going to be hard, but here are a bunch of strategies to make it easier for yourself.‘“
“You did a great job at making me reevaluate my approach to coding and I am currently working harder than ever to take those steps you showed us and apply it.“
It was so well received that we wanted to share this information to help you wherever you are in your career. Whether you are looking for your first job, or have years of experience under your belt, we think that these strategies will change your perspective on the job search. By implementing them you will stay in the best mindset and be able to recognize your progress during one of the most stressful times of your career.
Let me quickly summarize the meat and potatoes of the presentation for you and then you can take a look at it yourself.
Near the end I shared some advice to apply when you go to meetups because this tends to be the hardest piece of advice to follow.
These strategies are intended to be applied as often as possible in your daily routine. Don’t spend 10 hours a day looking for jobs, or a week straight working on your side project. You may find yourself burnt out if you don’t mix it up. This is a marathon, not a sprint. The presentation includes some other ideas to spice up your routine which will provide exciting things to share when telling your story.
Here is an example day applying these tips:
And that’s it! Please take a look at the presentation below. We hope that it helps you in your career search going forward!
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