Hi everyone, how's it going?
Let's talk about how to find the right job as a developer. People don't usually see our field of work as the broad spectrum that it actually is, and there are so many companies and jobs out there to accommodate every possible expectation & need.
Step 1: The first step towards finding * your * ideal job starts with the big question: what kind of life do you really want to live?
We spend most of our time working, so researching for companies that fit your lifestyle is crucial to your well-being and success!! Find your "why" and reflect on which aspects of being a developer that you like the most.
Step 2: Here's where you dive into what types of jobs out there fit the description of what you like most about developing. See what's available in the market and the technologies you will need to learn to get hired for it. Here are some questions you should think about:
- What salary or benefits do I want?
- Where do I want to live?
- What kind of environment do I want to work in?
Step 3: Research, research & research. Some websites you should look into: Indeed, Glassdoor, LinkedIn, Github Jobs, Stack Overflow Jobs, and government job boards.
Step 4: Build a list with your ultimate favorite job positions and copy their descriptions. You should start seeing a resemblance between jobs in your list. Stick with them and work on those required skills :B
It is never too late to change the course of your career and invest time in what makes you happy (believe me, it's not worth sticking to a job that brings the worse out of you). Define what you want and work for it!
If you're still lost on where to start this journey, check out my book "Learn to Code. Get a Job.: The ultimate guide to learning and getting hired as a developer." I go into much more details on this topic in the book.
After working in the field, mentoring, and teaching for about seven years now, I have a lot of things around this and related topics that I want to share with you. Videos are already in the works :) Subscribe to my YouTube channel and stay tuned for updates.