Seeking work as a developer
Negotiating job offers: a brilliant mindset and info. And check out InfoQ for lots of general resources.
As an inexperienced developer, you’ll be at a disadvantage…but you can still land a job. It’s just harder.
This is a great place to look for start-up jobs. Why start-ups? Because they’re more willing to take risks, which means hiring untried developers…and because there’s so much work to be done that you’ll have no choice but to grab hold with both hands.
This is an amazing thoughtful guide to getting your first job after bootcamp or a self-taught program.
Putting yourself together
- Put together your portfolio.
- Creddle: give it your resume content, select a theme or two, and see an amazing-looking resume pop out.
- Triplebyte’s bootcamp vs college review
- Graduated Code School, Now What?
- “How I landed my first programming job and what I learned after bootcamp”
- “Open Letter to Employers on Behalf of Bootcamp Grads”
- “I spent 3 months applying to jobs after coding bootcamp. Here’s what I learned.”
Preparing for technical interviews
- Cracking the Coding Interview, probably the bible for technical interviews.
- Interview cake
- List of interview questions
- Another epic list of interview questions, both technical and conceptual.
- Algorithms and interview prep questions and resources
- More practice questions and resources
- Codility: get hired via answering interview questions online
- Practicing for the coding interview
- Ruby on Rails interviews
- More Ruby interviews
- The Art of Ruby Technical Interviews
- An opinionated guide to writing a tech resume, courtesy of a developer who has hired other developers.
- Handling clients when working freelance
- Muse jobs
- Apprentice.io: ThoughtBot’s program, it tends to be popular so don’t get your hopes up.
- Digital nomads talk about their work schedule.
- UpWork, a place to find remote clients for contracting work.
WeWorkRemotely, another good place to find remote clients/jobs.
Places that search for job matches on your behalf:
- Vettery (sent you a link via their site)
- Woo (forwarded to you their email)
Connect with the technical community if you haven’t yet, especially locally.
And other support
- Seeking software dev work
- “Don’t call yourself a programmer”
- “Four steps to Google without a degree”
- “Always be coding”: how to land an engineering job.
- “Ask a Female Engineer: Interviewing and Company Culture “: lots of women weighing in on their experiences with inclusive and exclusive company cultures and what it was like for them to try to figure out culture problems ahead of time.
- Apprenticeship Patterns: this awesome book is free online!
- Level up as a dev, great article.
- New Programmer’s Survival Manual