How to get a tech job

  • Build and use your network
  • LinkedIn, GitHub, StackOverflow, Twitter, etc etc
  • But don’t be pushy. Please!
  • Attend talks. Give talks. Help others
  • Write code. Publish code. Design. Build
  • Solve problems. Explain problems solved
  • Talk to people that work at companies that you find interesting
  • Understand what you want
  • Sweat it
  • Don’t apply to roles/companies that don’t fit
  • Don’t make spelling mistakes
  • Keep your CV plain
  • Probably, don’t assume MS Word. HTML is great
  • Don’t dilute
  • Mention fun/cool/interesting unrelated stuff you’ve done
  • You don’t have to hit every requirement
  • Show leadership
  • Give references
  • Customise for each potential employer
  • Don’t be afraid to say what you specifically have done
  • Know the company, talk to people that work there
  • Be on time
  • Interviewers aren’t out to get you
  • Don’t sugarcoat and certainly don’t lie. They know
  • Don’t be shy or cocky
  • Ask questions. Be interested
  • Get feedback
  • Never accept the first offer
  • In a startup or early stage company, ask for stock

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I build things. Run a food bank charity. Green energy fanboy, sometime investor, sometime coder.

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Jason Cartwright

Jason Cartwright

I build things. Run a food bank charity. Green energy fanboy, sometime investor, sometime coder.