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Career Karma Roundup #3: Top Tech Career Hacks for 2019

Career Karma has been publishing tons of great advice on how to hack your tech career, so we decided it's time to bring them all together in one handy reference guide. Here, you'll find some of our best posts on how to land a great job in tech, as well as how to thrive once you get it!

Tech Job Search Hacks

Our comprehensive guide to finding a job as a fresh coding bootcamp graduate. We offer tips on resume- and portfolio-building, as well as advice on how to crush your interviews.

The folks who succeed in tech have a variety of skills that have nothing to do with programming, math, or designing fiddly little dongles or devices. Picking up those skills are vital for your long-term success in techland.

We’ll take you on a tour of the things that you can do that will make a significant impact on your developer career. You’ll find out which subjects you should study, the projects that can get you additional work, and the best way to get your name out there.

It’s possible to get a job in the tech industry without on-the-job experience. Unfortunately, most people can’t just stroll into a startup and ask for a job. That would be ridiculous and probably wouldn’t fly in any other industry either. Instead, there is a new kind of tech education program that can help you become competitive in the workforce.

Resume and Portfolio Hacks

Career Karma has some tips and tricks to help you build a stunning entry-level software developer resume that will make you stand out from the crowd.

We’ve developed this guide to help you find the perfect free resume template for your needs. You’ll discover templates that show off your work and training in a clear and easy-to-follow format. We’ll show you templates that combine style with substance so you get noticed by hiring managers.

In this guide, you’ll learn which items clog up your resume and obscure the areas that make you shine. By the time we finish, your resume will represent the best you have to offer.

Here, you’ll find some excellent free resume templates you can use to get your CV noticed. It’ll help you land an interview for the design job of your dreams. While creative resumes include a visual flair that isn’t appropriate for a coding or network engineering resume, they are perfect for web designers and other imaginative folks.

We give you important tips that will make your portfolio stand head and shoulders above the competition’s. And you’ll learn where to host your online portfolio to ensure it gets high visibility and professional polish.

Technical Interview Hacks

Like many coding jobs, front end web development positions often require rigorous interviews, so you’ll need to know how to prepare.

Whatever your specialization, all technical interviews share some common aspects. Our guide shows you how to prepare ahead of time so you can rock your technical interview. A little advance work can make all of the difference and land you that job you want.

In this guide, you’ll get a rundown of the top things that you can do when you answer technical interview questions to boost your chances of success. We give you advice that you can use to work through any technical question to come up with either the correct answer or an answer that projects the correct attitude.

Knowing the sorts of sample whiteboard interview questions you can expect to run across gives you a leg up on the competition and helps you get the top job offers.

As a coding bootcamp grad and CTO of the Y Combinator-backed startup Career Karma, I've been in your shoes, so I’m happy to answer any questions you may have about career hacks, resumes, the job hunt, and anything about learning to code! Please let me know your opinions in the comments below!

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