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Johannes Kettmann

Don't get me wrong. It's a huge accomplishment from your side to be able to get this far. Especially as a self-taught developer :) So kudos to you. What would be interesting is how you approached the job hunt. How did you reach out to employers in the first place?

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Jack Kelly Author

Thanks! I initially took the spray and pray approach but that was clearly not the solution at all. I then started to apply to local companies that actually aligned with what I did and found much better luck. I just applied on LinkedIn primarily.

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Johannes Kettmann

Oh that's very interesting. Did you reach out companies with open positions or did you just apply to companies that seemed like a good fit? Thanks a lot for the insights btw

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Jack Kelly Author

Yea I just applied to software engineering positions that had a similar tech stack to what I am comfortable with/interested in. I just used LinkedIn jobs primarily and applied from there.