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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 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

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  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...
How to Learn to Code In Any Programming Language

How to Learn to Code In Any Programming Language

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If you are looking to get started in software development and become a highly sought after developer then it follows that you need to learn how to build software. This is what you will be hired to do. So you should be able to do it, and do it well. Importance of learning You will know how to get the job done when you get a chance You will gain the confidence that is key when looking for a job It is a badge of honor and increases your chances of acceptance How to Learn In this age, and with the internet, there is no shortage of learning materials that can quickly get you the skills you exactly need locked in. But if you don’t filter the material and be specific about what exactly you want to learn, it can turn into information overload. Information overload leads...
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...
How To Ask For A Recommendation From Your Past Client

How To Ask For A Recommendation From Your Past Client

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You have learnt and honed the skills you need to get a job. You are now an amazing coder, kudos! It’s time for you to start thinking of looking for a real job, right? Isn’t that your ultimate goal? Well, hold your horse we are almost there. It’s time to collect those recommendations first. This is where your previous clients really come in. So if you did a diligent job before, sit back relax the recommendations will come after you. Approach your previous clients who you worked with and see if they can recommend you for a job. You could call this a testimonial or so, they are the same thing. You can get started in one of two ways... 1. Contact Friends And Family If you just collect recommendations from anywhere they might look scammy on your profile. If you...