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6 Tips For Killing It Stone Dead At The Technical Interview

6 Tips For Killing It Stone Dead At The Technical Interview

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You’ve gone through all the difficult parts in launching your software career Learned how to code Networked and made connections Built your portfolio Collected recommendations Sent out applications Luckily you have now landed an interview. This could be your moment of glory! A chance to speak for yourself in front of a hiring manager... A chance to convince them why failing to hire you would the biggest mistake they made to their business. How you perform at the interview would determine whether you are hired or not. Many people overthink the interview process and approach it feeling unprepared and nervous. Confidence is key to having a successful interview, even if you don’t have all the skills required. Depending on the company and their protoc...
How to Apply For Software Developer Jobs And Get Noticed

How to Apply For Software Developer Jobs And Get Noticed

Blog, Software Development
This is usually the most exciting part in your career as a software developer. When you look up job vacancies, check out the requirements and you realize they were exactly a great fit for you. And the company hiring...? Your favorite brand! Importance of Sending Applications It’s a way to get noticed It’s a great way to get started You learn to get accustomed to the process of sending applications, getting rejected and getting back on the horse.   1. Start With Your Inner Circle It is very exciting to go to a site like Indeed.com, look up jobs and start sending out applications. But wait... there is a better way to do it that will actually get you noticed. Before you reach out for the job ad boards, start with your inner circle of friends, connecti...
Which Programming Language Should I Learn First

Which Programming Language Should I Learn First

Blog, Software Development
When you are starting out as a software developer, the first and most challenging question to answer is always which programming language you should learn first. It is important to ensure that you learn the right skills that will make you useful and marketable once the difficult part of learning is out of the way. However, most wannabe software developers spend too much time deciding on which programming language to learn to the point that much time is wasted that could have been spent actually building something useful. The key point that helped me narrow down on the programming language to learn was to decide on the particular field I was interested in. Once you decide on which field you are interested in or which software particularly you want to build, it will be easier...
3 Ways To Build A Strong Portfolio Of Software Projects

3 Ways To Build A Strong Portfolio Of Software Projects

Blog, Software Development
When looking for a web developer job, you should be able to demonstrate your skills. A portfolio of your previous projects, well displayed, goes a long way to demonstrate what you are capable of doing. And... Remember to place your projects at a place where others can see or access them. In this post you are going to learn 3 ways through which you can build a portfolio of software projects that will get you the job, even if you are a complete beginner. Before we get started building out portfolio today, let's warm up to it first. i. Create a GitHub Account As a junior software developer, you look like a very risky investment. Everyone will most likely be looking for reason not to hire you, instead of a reason to hire you. But if you can demonstrate your competenc...
How to Network And Meet Other Software Developers

How to Network And Meet Other Software Developers

Blog, Software Development
  The job market has become so dynamic. You will mostly likely have success getting a job by relying on your network than by frequenting job listing websites. Some people have had success by just approaching a company that was hiring and got a chance, but just an exceptional few. Competition for jobs has gone high though. You will need to have someone who can recommend you for a job, someone who can back up your claims. This will give you more credibility in the eyes of an employer than if you only had the skills but lacked a recommendation. Networking with buddies will form a great part of your software career. And once you get started, there is no stopping you. Quite often job opportunities are not advertised to the public. If you have the right connectio...