Advice for Finding Coding Jobs
We have some tips for finding that ideal coding job:
1. Prepare your CV.
What is a CV? A Curriculum Vitae (CV) is a document similar to that of a resume, except this document is more extensive in that is conveys information on your academic background, including teaching experience, degrees, research, awards, publications, presentations, and other achievements.
2. Have a portfolio of your projects.
In addition to a resumé, include any projects you have worked on that demonstrate your coding proficiency to an employer. Given that a lot of people can have the same skills on a resumé, this is a great opportunity to differentiate yourself from the competition. You can host these projects on a personal website and link to it on your resumé.
3. Use your free time to continue to hone your skills.
Whether it’s working on a side project or writing coding-related blogs on your LinkedIn account, try to take the time to promote yourself through many different avenues. These will show employers how dedicated you are as well as display your skills in coding.
The skill requirements for job positions related to coding that appear most often:
Ability to create responsive websites
A portfolio demonstrating your experience and skills
Understanding of version control
4. Prepare yourself for “whiteboard” interviews.
Many employers will question you to test your coding skills, so try to look at a sample interview problem a week so that you can excel when given a similar question by your interviewer. This will ensure that you appear both smart and well-prepared at any given interview, as well as continue to practice your coding skills.
Know your CV
Know about the company
Practice your skills
Be early, polite, and confident
Follow up after the interview