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Recruiter Javier Dutan offers advice for juniors looking for jobs during the pandemic

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COVID hasn't been kind to the job market

Developers have been laid off in droves and are re-entering the job market, plus companies are skiddish about spending money on new talent with profits taking a dive. So what are you supposed to do in a struggling job market as a junior developer?

We asked Recruiter Javier Dutan for advice. We covered some great tips for standing out as a developer in the job search and got a great perspective on how recruiters handle recruiting.

We also talked about Latinx developers and minorities in tech, as well as the central Florida tech industry.


Show Notes:

  • 0:58 - Intro and how Javier became a Recruiter
  • 4:05 - Javier's interest in Technology

    • Bitcoin is bad
  • 5:46 - Building a Restaurant Point of Sale System as a Startup

    • Running a Restaurant Tech Meetup
  • 9:48 - Switching from a development shop to a recruitment agency
  • 11:45 - How do you vet developers as a recruiter?
  • 12:46 - "Toxic Developers"

    • The importance of empathy as a developer
  • 12:45 - Social Media in Recruiting
  • 22:01 - Series A and Series B Startups
  • 23:05 - The Stability of Startups
  • 25:18 - COVID and the Job Market
  • 29:43 - Do Juniors stay in jobs longer?
  • 30:45 - How do you determine a dev's level from their resume?
  • 32:43 - Do you look at GitHub heatmaps?
  • 33:23 - Skills for Data Science jobs

    • Python, R, Tableau
  • 34:48 - What's a CRM? (Customer Relationship Management)

    • SalesForce and Data Science
    • Microsoft Business Intelligence
  • 36:37 - Latinx Meetup for Developers - Techqueria
  • 40:43 - Minorities in Bootcamps

    • General Assembly Market Study Survey
  • 42:22 - Advice for Bootcamp Graduates
  • 44:43 - Do all applicants need a website or just front-end developers?
  • 46:00 - Networking advice for developers
  • 48:33 - Goals for Techqueria and Allies
  • 50:13 - Other Resources for Junior Developers
  • 53:00 - Florida Tech Companies
  • 55:33 - Ruby positions in 2020 for Juniors
  • 56:43 - Coding Tests for Junior Developers
  • 57:20 - Nerd Minute

    • Starcraft 2
    • Starcraft 2 ...gambling
    • Warhammer 40k and Henry Cavill
    • Primal on Adult Swim
    • Venture Bros
    • Resident Evil 0
    • Slay The Spire
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Thu, July 23, 2020, 12:30 AM UTC