Some of you guys really clobbered the competition and I thought a thread on how you stood out would help a lot of us.
In my situation I really want a remote position, a tough goal when you’re a junior but I’m already outside the US (as a US citizen) and moving back would kinda suck.
A few things I will note from the success threads of other developers here:
- Quality over quantity (for your portfolio)
- Custom tailor the pieces you show to each employer
- Use recruiters as a personal sales force. Can be found on Linkedin
- Mold your professional life in a story that frames programming as your natural path/destiny. The founder of Viking Code School told me about this one.
- (For remote people) Have evidence that you are a self starter who can work independently.
Looking forward to seeing what you guys suggest