Lee Warrick and Edwin Otero explore what it's like to break into the Tech field as junior developers as well as how to stay up-to-date on new technology.
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Job Search Strategies

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Breaking into the Tech Industry Part Four

We're continuing our breaking into tech series this week with some strategies for the job search.

As Eddie and I see it, there's two main strategies for looking for work: you either shotgun your resume to every available opportunity, or leverage your network to find leads where you might have a foot in the door already. It's sort of a hot vs cold approach. Hot leads always have better returns compared to cold.

That said, there's merit to both strategies, so tune in this week to hear our thoughts!


Show Notes:

  • 1:01 - Intro
  • 1:58 - The Shotgun/Cold Approach to applying to Jobs
  • 5:21 - Standing out and Why your Resume must be on-point
  • 8:09 - Shoutout to Syntax.FM and their boot camp episode
  • 10:53 - Dealing with Rejection and Eddie's experience in the job search
  • 13:25 - Rejection isn't always your fault
  • 15:17 - Leveraging your Network in the Job Search
  • 17:13 - Misconceptions about Networking
  • 20:36 - Shoutout to Orlando Devs
  • 21:30 - How Lee got his first job
  • 21:54 - Working in Public and using Social Media to your advantage
  • 24:02 - Handling Criticism
  • 24:47 - The three-legged stool of the Job Search

    1. Learning
    2. Applying
    3. Networking
  • 25:49 - Our Adventures in Networking

    • OTAB
  • 28:41 - Bringing a friend if you're shy and types of networking opportunities
  • 31:30 - The Job Search Strategy Verdict
  • 34:25 - Nerd Minute

    • Superman: Red Sun
    • Decadence
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