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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. ...
7 Tips For Contributing To Open Source Projects On Github For Beginners

7 Tips For Contributing To Open Source Projects On Github For Beginners

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Github is a free version control system that is often used for hosting code for software projects. There is an option for putting your code in free public repositories where everyone can see, access and download them or in a paid private repository where only you and those you authorize can access them. Even with major competitors such as Mercurial and Subversion, Github still stands out as the most popular code hosting platform and the favorite for many developers. As of April 2016, GitHub reports having more than 14 million users and more than 35 million repositories, making it the largest host of source code in the world. Contributing to open source projects on Github can be a great way to: learn about about VCS(version control system), learn about project collaboration and...
7 Reasons You Can’t Get A Junior Web Developer Job

7 Reasons You Can’t Get A Junior Web Developer Job

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Web development is still a lucrative career in 2017. More companies are realizing the need for an online presence and are investing in websites. You have taken your time to learn how to code but you are struggling to get your first gig. Job searching as a junior developer can easily turn into a frustration if you do not know what to look for, what to accept and what to reject. As a junior developer, your easiest point of entry is web development. You will start by building websites for individuals, businesses and startups before you can work your way to a full time developer role at company X. But more surprising would be to find that even landing that first web development gig is a real pain. In this article I highlight 7 reasons why your job search up to now has not...
5 Tips On How To Find A New Job After Being Fired

5 Tips On How To Find A New Job After Being Fired

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Losing a job you enjoyed can be severely depressing. It can be difficult to find the same job in your area. Even if you do, you may find the atmosphere just isn't the same. When you lose a job, you lose friends too. Maybe you made a mistake that led to being let go. Whatever the reason for being fired, the effects can be devastating financially and emotionally - often leaving people drained of their savings and their self-esteem. But the effects don't end there: for better or worse, it's much easier to find a new job when you're still employed than when you are already out because most hiring managers have negative perceptions about being unemployed. There's the idea that companies don't let go of their best people, even in the worst of times. So, if you're unemployed becau...
7 Silly Mistakes Developers Make That Will Ruin Your Career

7 Silly Mistakes Developers Make That Will Ruin Your Career

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The idea of mistaking your way to the top of the software industry is definitely dumbfounded. Every developer will have their share of missteps in a career but you could learn a great deal from others people's experiences and save yourself the hassle. Thereby avoiding some of the most costly errors. Often than not, the key to a solid developer career always involves  striking a balance: Not staying with one stack or job too long, for example, but then again not switching languages and employers so often that you raise red flags. Here are some of the most notable career traps for engineers that can potentially ruin your career and that you need to avoid while you navigate a tech market that’s constantly changing. 1. Staying too long at one job These days it’s rare to have a de...