Month: August 2012

How to Get a Job as a Developer in Less Than Six Months

Today our guest blogger is Jeff Baird.  Jeff is a Ruby on Rails developer at Medivo.com.  You can find Jeff hacking at http://github.com/jeffreybaird and documenting the process at http://learnwithjeff.com.  Follow Jeff on Twitter @Jeffrey_Baird.

So the month of June came and went, and so did July. A lot has happened, but I wasn’t able to complete my goals.

I did, however, make huge strides in my programming skills — so huge, in fact, that I was hired as a junior developer at Medivo!

This post is about how I got hired for my dream job with less than six months of programming experience. Read More

Recognizing Unique Networking Opportunities

Are you taking advantage of networking opportunities in your everyday life? You encounter these opportunities often but may miss them because they are not strictly job related.  Any community where you have built a reputation is an opportunity to network – don’t let your best networking opportunities get away from you because haven’t recognized them as such. Read More

Making the Most of the August Slowdown

Many job seekers notice a slowdown in openings, interviews, and hires during the warm weeks of August. Hiring managers and recruiters may be on vacation and it can feel like not much is happening. If you’ve noticed this, don’t let it discourage you and do not put your job search on hold. Read More

How to Balance Hustling and Family

Our guest blogger today is Carter Rabasa.  Carter is a husband, father of two beautiful daughters, part-time developer and full-time evangelist for @Twilio.  He lives in Seattle and you can follow up on Twitter @CarterRabasa.

TL;DR – My happiness with my job (the company I work for, the people I work with, the things I do) is so high that it makes me a happier person. This is something that my family can feel on a daily basis. It more than offsets some of the challenges with this non-traditional job. Read More

Getting an Engineering Job at Google – The Interview Process

Google frequently tops “Best Companies to Work For” lists.  We recently talked to a technical recruiter at Google (Seattle/Kirkland) and learned some details about their interview process for software engineers.

The Work – Public and Non-public Projects

Google has about 1,200 people in their Seattle area offices, with more than 85 on-going projects.  About one-third of these projects can be shared with people during the interview process.  Read More

Wrapping Up an Internship

It’s the time of year when many students are wrapping up their internships and preparing to return to school. As my summer with Jobfully wraps up, I’ve been thinking about the best way to leave an internship.  As you depart, you need to position yourself for your future, and you want leave your employer with a very positive impression of you. Read More