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Discussion on: Applying for First Job as a Self-Taught Developer?

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Martin Beierling-Mutz

My advise:

Your application should be concise and relevant to the position you apply to.

Don't have any typos.

Put experiences first and list 3 points for each job/project/experience to tell what you achieved. Do it in a way that can be understood immediately. Like "Fixed 45 issues in 4 months which decreased user drop-off by 10%".

Finally, give the application to family and friends, take it away after 20 seconds and ask them what they remembered.

These are some of the things that I did and it served me well so far.

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Ryan Doyle Author

Love the idea of sharing with people for a few seconds and asking what they remembered. Thanks!