T his isn’t a blog post I planned on writing. Yesterday I had a chance conversation with Christian Baker about breaking into the software development industry. He doesn’t have a degree in Computer Science and has nearly 10 years experience in retail including people management. He has recently completed a coding bootcamp with General Assembly. Some of the best engineers I’ve worked with look like this. It’s unfortunate we don’t have any entry level roles right now, otherwise I’d definitely be looking to interview.
We both took a lot from the conversation and it led me to thinking I should write up our thoughts in an open format. This won’t be an article telling you what to revise or which questions to prepare. Unfortunately I don’t have a crystal ball and importantly neither does anybody else 🔮
Moving on from general approach, the next thing to recognise is that a typical job search is a funnel. At the wide end of the funnel is you applying for jobs, contacting recruiters, and searching job boards. At the narrow end of the funnel is your perfect job. Ok, it might not be perfect… But I’m going to try and help you find one that is at least good 😃