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9 Most Common Problems New Programmers Face

9 Most Common Problems New Programmers Face

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Your first job as a programmer starts off exciting. But after a few weeks, the downsides of the job — deadlines, bug reports, being yelled at by your manager — start getting to you. But all is not lost. The good news is that everyone makes mistakes. All of the mistakes you’re making have been made by others who started off just like you. Other new programmers took those problems in stride, looked for solutions, and came out better at the end. So can you. Let’s look at some of the most common problems new programmers face to learn how you can gain perspective and fix your own issues. 1 – Not Understanding the User In software development, user centricity isn’t an option — it’s a priority. Of course, to make any software user centric, you have to know what u...
7 Tips for Landing Your First Client as a Freelance Developer

7 Tips for Landing Your First Client as a Freelance Developer

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If you’re a software developer, you’ve probably felt at least a twinge of envy when talking to your friends who have switched to freelancing. As a freelance developer, you can earn more than you would in a full-time job. You also have the freedom to be your own boss and enjoy flexible work times and many more perks. But it’s a bad idea to quit your job and strike out on your own if you don’t yet have a stable client base. And to build that client list, you first need to get noticed. The following are 7 tips that will help you get some attention as a freelance web developer, grab a few projects and begin to build your reputation. 1. Build an online portfolio One thing a client looks for in a potential freelancer is whether you’ll be able to deliver. If you’re ne...
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

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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...
3 Ways To Build A Strong Portfolio Of Software Projects

3 Ways To Build A Strong Portfolio Of Software Projects

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When looking for a software 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 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 competence ...