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Your First Developer Job

Your First Developer Job

A small talk I gave at General Assembly (9th June 2016) on finding your first developer job.

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Ryan Bigg

June 09, 2016
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  1. Your First Developer Job

  2. Who is this guy?

  3. I’ve been doing Rails for ten years

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  13. Rails contributors

  14. “Hiring Juniors” ryanbigg.com

  15. Your First Developer Job

  16. Before applying…

  17. Rule #1: Self-care

  18. Build your network

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  20. Code Triage

  21. Hobby Projects

  22. Applying

  23. Differentiate yourself

  24. Apply at more than one place

  25. Interviewing

  26. What will the interview be like?

  27. Interviews are two way Ask lots of questions

  28. Be prepared for rejection

  29. Starting your first job

  30. There are no “dumb” questions

  31. Expect pairing

  32. Expect to be wrong

  33. Expect to learn a lot

  34. Get a mentor me@ryanbigg.com

  35. https://80000hours.org/career-guide/how-to-get-a-job/

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