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Wired For Coding: How to Stand Out From The Crowd and Land Your First Job as a Developer Kindle Edition
So, what does it take to land your first job as a developer? I'm glad you asked.
In this book, you will find a blueprint that will guide you from computer science major to full-time developer. Step-by-step, you will do the things that no one else is doing to set yourself apart and become a front-runner for any development job in the world. From forking in GitHub to crafting a remarkable personal brand, you will be ready to be a rockstar coder from day one. And the best part is, your prospective employers will see that, too.
Does it sound overwhelming? Don't worry, I will walk you through the entire process. Students need to set themselves apart from the crowd if they want to write their own job offer. There are a tremendous amount of developer jobs available today, but all jobs are not created equal. You will learn how to get your dream job.
By reading Wired For Coding, you will learn how to set yourself apart from the crowd to land your first job:
- Properly setting and achieving goals through SMART objectives.
- Define your specific career plan by using a step-by-step guide.
- Build real-world experience through practical advice.
- Leverage personal branding to differentiate yourself and make a positive impression.
- Learn how to properly build a network while still in college.
- Build a work portfolio that will make you stand out during your interview, and significantly increase your chances of a job offer.
- And finally, learn what to expect during your job search, interview, and first job offer.
Want to successfully at landing your first job after college?
Wired For Coding is the ultimate blueprint that every college student needs to follow if they want to land their dream job after college. It's never too late to start, and this book walks you through the entire process whether you are in high school, college or switching careers.
"Code or be coded! Having the ability to write code will be your key to unlock incredible value for yourself and others in the 21st century. In this book, William gives you the step-by-guide to start down the path of code pro." - John T. Meyer, Co-Founder at Lemonly
"Introducing more women in computer science and technology can help spur creativity and innovation. Wired For Coding does an excellent job of providing information so women can leverage William's experience to jump start their future in development and technology. The book goes beyond coding to career advice and professional etiquette." - Ashley Podhradsky, D.Sc, Dakota State University
"The lessons found in Wired For Coding are essential for new graduates. William shares perspectives from the employer which aren't found in typical computer science curriculum. Even established technology pros will benefit from reading this book." -
Ryan Sougstad, Ph.D., Associate Professor Augustana University
"Most first-time job searches are haphazard and opportunistic at best, to the graduate's significant detriment. In this book, William makes a case for purposeful planning and critical evaluation when pursuing that initial position after college. He brings a perspective worth understanding before staring down your first interviewer." - Deane Barker, Author, Speaker, and Chief Strategy Officer at Blend Interactive
- ASIN : B01LOGB9US
- Publisher : Throne Publishing Group (September 5, 2016)
- Publication date : September 5, 2016
- Language : English
- File size : 1209 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Sticky notes : On Kindle Scribe
- Print length : 156 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 1945255064
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,183,316 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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He is interested in the field of computer code writing & asked if I knew how to go about getting a job in the field. I didn't have a clue. I do now.
We received the book upon publication & have read it & found the plan to a code writing career laid out in simple to follow steps.
I was particularly impressed by the format of the book. The steps are arranged in chronological order with detailed instructions galore.
Each chapter is broken down into topics that are discussed with clarity & focused on the task at hand.
I particularly liked the Go Execute wrap up of each chapter as a friendly nudge to get the ball rolling.
In summation Wired For Coding is a well-thought out guide to getting one's Personal Brand (Another of Will's catch-phrases) established in the computer Coding world.
Long story short, after learning a few of languages and a developer boot camp, I was decent, but I had exactly zero contacts in the software industry. Twenty plus years after graduating with a finance degree, I had no idea how to get my foot in the door. I followed the recommendations in this book and I'm certain it's what made the difference for me.
William Bushee channels insight from over 25 years of development experience to provide an end-to-end guide to put yourself in the best position as a prospective developer. I really valued the lists detailing exactly which steps to take and when to take them; breaking into tech is a challenging and daunting process, but with self-discipline and by exactly following the steps outlined in Wired for Coding, you can do it!