Here's a tip for finding a developer role


I just saw this tip from a recruiter and I wanted to share it with you all.

It’s so easy to get disheartened when looking for a role on LinkedIn and Indeed because:

  1. There’s so much competition.
  2. Companies ask for far more than a junior would be capable of.
  3. There’s hardly any jobs listed and they’re miles away from you.

Here’s the thing, why would a company need to pay to list their junior developer role when they’re in high demand? Especially when everyone is just going to mass apply to all these roles. I’ve seen 5000 people apply for the same role!
What companies mostly do is ask existing staff if they know anyone suitable or post the job on their website because it’s free to do so.
So, what you need to do is make a list of all the companies in your local area and check their careers page frequently. There’s less competition and you don’t have to travel as far. A good way to do this is just scout out Google Maps, or look at your local newspaper and see which companies have been in their recently. You’d be surprised how many big companies are in your area.

The second thing I’ve also heard is not to seek out tech companies, look at Fortune500 companies relating to other fields and apply to them because they pay well and they’re always hiring. I’m less in favour of these because I love the planet but there’s a cost of living crisis so who am I to judge!

Happy Coding!
If you have any more tips, can you share them with me please :slight_smile: