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As a fresh-faced techie, you have to rummage through job portals, hand in zillions of resumes, and shoot off thousands of emails, hoping to land the opportunity
Have you ever visited an event full of unknown faces to introduce yourself to them with just your name and hear, “Oh, you are the (insert your name). Wow!”.
Here’s how you can pull this off:
- Show up in your underwear
- Steal a code
- Disable the company’s system through an insider attack
Code Repository (Github, Bitbucket, etc)
These are public repository accounts that act as a storage location
for a variety of code.
As a newly-minted software engineer, it’s the best tool to showcase capabilities in technical craft, attract recruiters, and demonstrate what kind of tinkering you do as your hobby projects.
From a professional standpoint, it’s a no-brainer for effective collaboration and backup.
It’s old news that blogging is an authoritative source to share your ideas.
Yet, most of the developers shun this wonderful opportunity. A technical blog can become your big-ticket into the career and serve as a billboard with your name on it.
If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together." – African Proverb
The uninitiated often share the common erroneous perception of developers as loners.
In reality, not that many bright tech minds prefer the company of computer screens to people.
Online communities like Stack Overflow, Reddit, and open-source
resources have become a venue for coders to chat, improve, share code or help
with that problem-solving mode. It’s also a nice way to boost your career and get noticed.
Along with getting yourself out there, you can find answers to your toughest coding questions, lap up some coding, and find your next dream job.
Events & Conferences
Since the pandemic hit, most events have been shifted online. So it’s even easier for introverted people to participate in one.
Pro tip: as a freshener, you’re better off looking for events that target a narrow topic, like a particular coding language or a technology. It’s less difficult and more feasible to raise awareness
there than at generic conferences.
You cannot build a successful and meaningful career overnight
. But if you want to take your developer path forward, you have to be strategic and set career goals to get there.
Have you established a visible personal brand
? If so, great. Keep doing it. If you haven’t explored that direction yet, we hope you now know where to begin your journey
. The road is made by walking, isn’t it?