Hacker Career Advice

Spring Cleaning for Job Hunters

Instead of binging on trash TV this weekend, freshen up your job search:

1. Write down your professional accomplishments from the last year, it’ll make updating your résumé much easier.

2. Make sure all the links work in your online portfolio. Heroku gears go to sleep, ngrok tunnels don’t last forever, and you know, node dependencies…

3. Email someone you’d like to meet. Actually, email two a week. Your network is just as important as your résumé.

4. Got a stack of business cards lying around from meetups & interviews? Send them all a quick note and ask how they are doing / tell them what you’ve been up to. It’ll only take a few minutes and might heat up a cold lead.


© 2018 Neal Shyam