RRU 020: How to Get a Job (Especially for New Developers) with Charles Max Wood

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Panel:

  • Charles Max Wood
  • Lucas Reis
  • Sia Karamalegos

In this episode, the React Round Up panelists talk about finding a job as a developer. Charles is getting ready to release a course on finding a job and he finds that he is always getting asked about how new developers can find a job. They talk about how they all found their first coder job, picking your target company, and understanding what you want in a job. They also touch on Charles’ upcoming course, the importance of showing initiative, and more!

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

  • Sign up to chat with Charles at DevChat.tv/15Minutes
  • Why they want to touch on this topic
  • Get used to failure
  • CodeSchool
  • Hack Night meetup
  • Going to meetups to slowly start networking
  • Making friends with developers in your community
  • Networking before you need a job
  • Learning and helping mindset
  • Don’t be afraid to ask if people are hiring
  • How did you figure out what your target company was?
  • Checking out the culture of a company
  • Understanding the travel involved
  • Figure out what you like in a job as you go
  • Always be looking at your portfolio and resume
  • Gain as much experience as you can everywhere you go
  • Stick to learning one language/system
  • Really master the languages/systems of the company you want to uses
  • Show initiative
  • Finding a champion at your target company
  • And much, much more!

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