From applying for jobs to reviewing job offers
In a world where job seekers outweigh the number of job opportunities available, it’s quite difficult to get your resume to the recruiter’s desk even if it’s a good fit for the role. Moreso there are job seekers more fitting for these jobs than yourself in terms of skill sets, experiences, educational background, recommendations etc..
In this article, I’ll be showing you how to move from applying for jobs to reviewing job offers out of the box. Yeah, you surprised? Take a cup of water, sit and enjoy this article.
Not all the points will fit you but at least one should achieve the aim of this article.
With no order of priority on the points listed let’s get into the deal.
Write and share about your experience
You may be wondering must everyone write! Huh! writing technical or non-technical articles can attract job offers from companies out of the box or make other developers notice you and will want to recommend you when there’s a role that fits your skill set.
In every profession, there has to be some sort of information one possesses that’s relevant to others and to yourself in the coming years. This is one of the reasons why you should consider writing. I remember how an article I wrote on integrating laravel fortify with bootstrap helped me to fix an issue without a tussle. It must not be a full-blown article, it could be a tweet, a thread, a LinkedIn post, a solution on gist. By any means, just ensure you’re putting out something for someone else to learn. We also get better at learning when we share information because it gives room for others to share their perspectives on a subject matter.
Building or supporting the tech community
Join in volunteering to help people get into tech by building or supporting tech communities. It’s another way to be noticed by the public. Ideally, getting to be noticed comes by default and shouldn’t be like the aim for supporting, building or impacting others. Someone will definitely take note of your skillset and tell others about it. Yea!
Tailored resume and social media profile
Have a section that points to your resume on your social media profile. There are several occasions where organizations have emailed me directly based on what they saw on my resume without them having to message me on any of the social media platforms. If you have experience in different programming languages arrange them in such a way that fits into a role description else it’ll look like a situation where someone is learning at random which might be a turn off for recruiters.
It’s important to have good engagement on social media like Twitter or Linkedin by posting links to your repositories, demo projects or articles. Your post can appear in a recruiter’s timeline. Lol
- Be consistent ( learn and share information about what you do regularly)
- Character (being good at a skill does not call for abuse or making jest of others when they ask questions )
- Packaging (be organized, build your communication skills, work on having balanced self-esteem, and appear and smell nice too)
Here’s one thing some developers take for granted — every product you build is a potential billboard showcasing your personality to recruiters and other developers.
The approach to handling client abuse or miscommunication is important. Simply put, diplomatically handle and resolve conflicts such that they can recommend you to others. They may not be a good client to you but might have another that fits your ideal client if there’s such.
NB: People are watching your comments, reactions, and contents of your articles it’s important to strategise how to showcase the areas of competence.
Use Linkedin professionally
- Set a good bio -Add a professional headshot -Follow and engage posts in your area of expertise
It’s important to note that Linkedin is one of the best platforms that literally place your profile, bio and other relevant details on the recruiter’s desk. Recruiters have reached out severally sending in offers and asking for availability to take up an offer. Take skill tests, and request recommendations and skill approval from your network. One more thing is recruiter gets to search for candidates on LinkedIn. Learn more about making the best out of Linkedin here.
Offer free software that solves a pressing problem and reach out to those who need it
Build tools that solve problems that are tailored towards organizational or public needs. There are free platforms that can help stage a product for demo purposes. Even if there are no platforms to showcase these solutions please don’t keep them hidden. Post and explain the solutions on social media. A recruiter might be the first to engage it. Yea!
That being said let’s give it a try. I await your engagement and feedback.
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Originally published at https://alemsbaja.hashnode.dev.