Here are a few tools some friends recommended to make the job search suck a little less. They were extremely helpful in helping me manage my hectic job search life, so I want to pass it on to future hunters.
This is part 2 in the ‘job hunting’ series. Check out ‘Things to do before starting your job search‘.
Getting a job after graduating from your bootcamp is part luck, part skill, and
100% concentrated power of will mostly a numbers game. You can polish your personal portfolio until it sparkles, but you can’t stop companies from seeing ‘attended coding bootcamp…’ on your resume and instantly place it in the discard pile.
The process is a grind. It can take hundreds of applications and months of waiting before you land a suitable gig at a company worth working for. The monotonous process is magnified tenfold by the fact that you just spent 12 weeks learning exciting and novel things every day, and now you’re copying and pasting the same cover letter into job application templates.
To get through these next few months without losing your mind, I’m sharing the routine that I followed. It involves sending applications, following up on leads, and enhancing your programming skills.