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Getting a Coding Job For Dummies® by Nikhil Abraham

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Chapter 15

Interviewing and Becoming a Star

In This Chapter

arrow Getting the interview

arrow Surviving the interview

arrow Becoming a star employee

So you attained enough education and have built a portfolio site. You’ve had a few jobs — or you’re working on getting your first job. Coworkers (or fellow students) say good things about you. And you’re starting to get some interest for an upcoming job in web development. How do you nail it down? I describe the process in this chapter.

Then comes a time when you get the job — or you want to think a bit about the job you’re already in. How do you do the job well enough to be seen as a star, one of those 10x employees who can make or save a project? This chapter answers those questions from a web-development point of view, telling you what’s special about this process for graphics-based, coding-based, and mixed roles. With this information in hand, you’ll be ready to boost your career, in the short term and permanently.

Getting the Interview

One of the hardest and most important journeys you’ll ever undertake is the journey from sitting at your computer, looking at a job listing, to sitting in a potential employer’s office, undergoing an interview. ...

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