re: The Blessing of Rejection (or Growing Past the "No") VIEW POST

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Interesting read, ty!

I've devised non-traditional strategies for getting hiring managers, company owners and influential employees to notice me and grant me a conversation.

This is a very important thing to do for bootcamp grads and other self taught people. It's more difficult to wow without experience or degrees. Even having a crap load of side projects won't necessary do the trick. I've noticed that most recruiters will not take the time to go through side projects to acknowledge the potential quality there. This of course doesn't mean that there should not be side projects in github/bitbucket/other.

One way to demonstrate skill and understanding is to screen capture a coding session with live commentary. Solve a problem in one side project and record it to youtube. I think that doing this played a part in landing my current job.

These are good times to start a career in software development. The demand is so huge. Best of luck to you!

 

Aleksi thanks so much! This advice is money:

One way to demonstrate skill and understanding is to screen capture a coding session with live commentary. Solve a problem in one side project and record it to youtube. I think that doing this played a part in landing my current job.

 

Great advice some hr are not even qualified for the respective field they are interviewing so don't lose hope,keep going!

 

Yes! It's also very frustrating if the first interview is with a person who cannot be convinced with technical knowledge. They may be focused on (lack of) formal education and work experience. Why even bother to interview if this could be already seen from CV?

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