Networking for Opportunities
In This Chapter
Using real-world networking
Creating a stellar resume
So you’re ready to look for work. You’ve determined that coding would be a good fit for you (Part I), found different ways you can learn to code (Part III), and created a portfolio site (Chapter 13). How do you proceed?
The natural temptation for a web developer is to use an online job site to look for something suitable. However, as I explain in this chapter, online job sites are useful but perhaps the least effective way to get a job. To put it briefly, you’re better off when people are contacting you (such as executive recruiters); when people know you (such as former colleagues and others in your network); or when you simply get a promotion or internal transfer.
In this chapter, I explain all these ways of getting a job, with tips and tricks for maximizing your chances.
Networking in the Real World
One effective way to network in the real world is simply to do a good job in your current role. Get things done on time; show respect to ...