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Nov 24
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If you had asked me ten years ago what’s the best way to land a job in IT, I would’ve said get a Computer Science degree. And I did... I worked as a software engineer and as a CTO. If you ask me the same question now, this is what I would do. 🧶

1/4 Open a GitHub account and start hacking on something. Build your own thing or join OSS projects. We have Hacktoberfest each month! You will always find ”good-first-pr” issues. Try to understand issue descriptions and code review suggestions.
2/4 Don’t take them personally. Take them as a piece of advice. Good reviews and suggestions can teach you just as a mentor would! Understand why your PR was rejected. If it was accepted, and you got some nice words for it, look back to it as a reference. A motivation.
3/4 Open a blog and start documenting your findings and experiences. The apps you’ve worked on and the challenges you’ve faced. Join Q&A platforms like StackOverflow and try to help people. Exercise understanding of business requirements and problem descriptions.
4/4 Learn how to be efficient with your research and how to communicate online. Build a portfolio! Gather everything you did during your journey and show it to the world. This is how I would try to land a job in IT today.
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