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How does one go about looking for a programming job?

I'm guessing that I'm not gonna find a job by seeing a sign in a window somewhere. So do I look on the internet and if so do you have a suggested site? This is just for my future self. #jobs #programming #tech #websites #companies

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Hayley’s Answer

Best way to find a job is through a human network...start going to meet ups, networking events, conferences, career fairs, etc. Connect with people through LinkedIn. Get yourself loads of informal interviews. Get internships. Find a tech recruiter to befriend (LinkedIn). Ask your professors for advice.


A silly number of jobs are found through the "hidden network." Develop strong relationships while in college so that you don't end up in a scramble come graduation day.


You can also find jobs on specific company sites, LinkedIn, remoteok.io, White Truffle, etc. However, it can be like sending your resume down a black hole with 1000s of other applicants.

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Sean’s Answer

Here's what I do whenever I'm on the job hunt:

1) Find jobs online

Some good sources are:

http://news.ycombinator.com (every 1st of the month they post a 'whos hiring' thread)
https://angel.co/
https://www.crunchbase.com/discover/organization.companies -- is good if you want to find companies similar to one you like

2) Save job postings

I use a google spreadsheet.

And add a column for how interested I am. And a column for 'status'. E.g. 'uncontacted' / 'emailed' / 'phone screen scheduled' / 'phone screen complete' / '1st technical interview scheduled' / '1st technical interview complete' / etc


3) Work through the postings

Most companies do technical interviews. There are guides online about training for those interview questions. But even if you're good at those puzzles, it takes some getting used to doing them 'live' with a human. So I'd recommend starting w some postings just for practice for jobs that you're not that interested in. That'll help you gain confidence interviewing.

From there, rinse and repeat. Add more jobs, do more interviews, till you find something that works out.
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Richie’s Answer

You can start here: https://careers.google.com/
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Nir’s Answer

The best way to get a job by far is through a reference. Ask around your peers, family, and friends for people currently working in the industry and reach out and offer to buy them a cup of coffee or just a phone call. A lot of companies have bonuses for successful recruits so people are motivated to give you a reference. And generally people are very happy to help. Statistically speaking the chances of getting a job with a reference is much much higher than a blind job application online. Of course you should still apply to jobs you find online but the key is to do it in large numbers. If you apply to 25 places a day you will have a job in less than 6 months. That's the motto of the bootcamp I attended and it worked for just about everyone.
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