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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Why Attitude Matters

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Breaking into the Tech Industry Part Five

We're continuing our breaking into tech series this week with a discussion on attitude.

There's quite a lot of salty junior developers out there--And for good reason! But this week we want to talk about how your bad attitude/outlook on life can poison your job search efforts and sabotage your chances of getting hired.


Show Notes:

  • 1:01 - Intro
  • 2:54 - Salty Devs and Tech Twitter
  • 3:58 - Rejection during the job search
  • 5:29 - What you sound like when you sound off on social media
  • 6:36 - Bootcamp reality vs marketing
  • 9:42 - Interviewing someone with a bad attitude
  • 11:28 - Why bad attitudes ruin interviews
  • 11:54 - Bootcamps and Colleges aren't perfect, but when you complain publicly, you look bad
  • 13:57 - Likeability in interviews
  • 17:07 - The effects of COVID on the job search
  • 18:32 - Think twice about sounding off on social media
  • 19:41 - The two ways your attitude affects your job prospects
  • 20:47 - Positivity and an abundance mindset
  • 23:24 - How to stay positive
  • 23:59 - Bootcamps and Realistic Expectations
  • 28:34 - "Get off your ass and go knock on doors"
  • 30:34 - Nerd Minute

    • My Hero Academia
    • Doom Patrol
    • Akame ga Kill
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Fri, August 28, 2020, 3:30 AM UTC