re: How do you survive over a year of rejected applications? VIEW POST

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Here is how I hacked a similar situation:

  • I built a simple portfolio on github. It was worse than what you have right now. Don't dwell on this because it doesn't matter too much. Like a drop in a cup of water.

  • I built a simple website that allowed people to contact me. Yours is not bad, but it needs its own domain. Also do the following changes:

Change this:

Interested?

Whether you are looking to fill a permanent position or just have a side     
project you think I would be a great fit for, you can shoot me an email 
at clstein1@outlook.com. I'd definitely love to hear from you.

To this:

Consulting Services:

I am a software development consultant focusing on Python. I currently 
accepting proposals for Python projects. Email me at clstein1@outlook.com 
to get started.
  • I stopped trying to get a job and started looking for consulting gigs. How? Go to indeed.com, type Python and select your area. Then contact all of the consulting companies looking to fill positions. Why consulting? Because they hardly interview you and the pay is better. Don't take less than $60 an hour (that's really cheap for Chicago). This will get your foot in the door, experience, and industry contacts.

  • Rinse and repeat that last step.

It is a numbers game for sure. However, consulting through tech staffing companies tilts the odds towards you.

PS. Remove the Aspiring Software Developer title from github. That makes you look weak. You ARE a software developer. No one can or will argue that.

 
 

You mentioned that you have been getting terrible advice from people these last few years. This, my man, is good advice. Consulting! Super easy to get, and you get your foot in the door.

 

As a marketing guy getting back into coding I have to say Pablo could not hit the nail on the head better here.

Embrace the knowledge and value you have already built, people will react stronger to your confidence.

 

PS. Remove the Aspiring Software Developer title from github. That makes you look weak. You ARE a software developer. No one can or will argue that.

That's the best advice anyone can give. If you want to be a Software Developer act like one.

 
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