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Lekia Yiga
Lekia Yiga

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5 THINGS I WISH I KNEW YEARS AGO AS A DEVELOPER IN SECURING MY DREAM JOB

Hello developer, I am glad you found this article. I wrote this with you in mind, and it is meant to guard you on this path. Why bear much burden when there is help?
Life is lot easier when there are those on whose shoulders you can climb. Here I will be sharing briefly with you some truth that will boast your velocity whether as a beginner, intermediate or you’ve been around a while.
Becoming a developer is challenging and yet exciting. You’ve to love the job, or I should say calling. It is something you can’t do casually. It requires a consistent and conscientious effort. The discipline, dedication and diligence are not in words but in doing. Nobody pays to hear you talk as a developer, rather you are paid to do. So, sharpening your skills is top priority.
β€˜Okay, enough intro let’s get to it’!!! You are right we’re getting there. I will list them out and we begin.

  1. Get a corner in the room
  2. Work your corner before inviting guest
  3. Keep up the standard
  4. Who say your dream Job is impossible?
  5. Don’t reinvent the wheels, Leverage on platforms Get a Corner in the Room Joining the world of developers may sound exciting. You may have excitedly proclaimed β€˜I am a developer’, only to discover your excitement just died the next minute on peeping in. You don’t have be discouraged, we all felt that way too. There are millions of developers around the world and you’re just +1. This should not scare you. You are unique in the million. Whatever has brought you the, developers society needs you. The number of developers is not important as it is that you get a corner. Look for a niche and fit yourself. This is a place where you have passion for and wish to pour your life, as life is not long enough for any of us. Chose a language and start with it till you are proficient enough. Don’t be carried away by the trends and all the buzz. Just pick a tool and master it. I mean one tool. This leads us to the next point. Work your corner before inviting Guest This is important. There are young developers who are so out to impress. This shouldn’t be your trade. You could waste precious hours if you do not plan your route as a developer. There are myriads of information available to you, but you don’t need all of them. you need to be selective where you quench your thirst. How many hours can you invest to build your skills? Information is good, but skills are what people are paying for. You have to invest time and get rid of distractions. Get to know the fundamentals, and stop jumping on resources. Don’t start by going for the jobs. Work on your skills enough. You can do some task and project along the way but keep that big company out of it. Keep Up the Standard You are not done yet but you are close. After building your skills and choosing your tools, it is time to go a little out. Now you’re ready to add more loads. I call this keeping up the standard. Maintaining your relevance as a developer is challenging too. This is because technology is fast evolving and there are new innovations and practices almost every day. It is not easy to keep up the with the pace/trends, but you can if you have worked on your foundation adequately. Make research for what skills and requirement is needed to land your dream job. Add these to your cart and gradually work on them. When you’re ready attack with full force. Who say your dream job is Impossible There are big names that scare you. It should not. It is a dream for you, so it was for others who work there currently. Only, a man should not think of harvesting if he has not planted. But if has observe planting season let him wait for harvest. Now, it is time to aim for the stars while you upgrade your skill on the side. Think of yourself as unique developer, there is no two you on earth so what you have to offer is in you till you let it out. You may be asking how do I reach my employer for my dream job. Well, there are several ways around it. Few are doing a search, get to their website, subscribe to their newsletter, Setup a job alert for that company, use social media: You have to follow that company till you find a gateway. Some of these companies float opportunities on their career platform. All you need to do is prepare and be available when the trumpet calls. This takes me to the next important point.

Don’t Reinvent the Wheels, Leverage on Platforms
As a developer you have many platforms that can help you find what you want. You can get it on a platter of gold. The problem is making your way through the ocean of information. There are few that has been very and I would recommend them.
For your job search devalert.me has a wonderful platform tailored for developers as they help secure your dream job stress free, with a follow-up plan from their agent ensuring you come in contact with your employer. If you are serious about getting that job, then Devalert is the place. Visit the site and check things for yourself. https://www.devalert.me.
I would not forget to mention stackoverflow.com, dev.to, and w3school.com. Just checkout these platforms both for learning and community experience.

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