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Tips for Software Development students/coding newbies.

Now that you are all set, here is a list of things that will help you get that developer role.

  1. LinkedIn account. This is where your potential employers will find you, this application also allows you to apply for jobs and you will also get to grow your network here. Include as much information as you can.

It has other cool features you might want to check out like the interview prep that is good for when you are preparing for an interview, resume builder and assessments feature that allows you to take assessments and when you pass they are displayed on your profile.

  1. GitHub Account.
    This is where you will learn how to collaborate with others and version control. Not only that but you’ll also be able to have a place to store your code(Projects) and access to it anywhere and anytime.

  2. Portfolio Website.
    This is where you will be show casing your work, include this in your LinkedIn account for others to see your work, include your projects in here with a short project description. You can host this on GitHub using Git Pages.

  3. Projects.
    This is really important especially when you do not have any commercial experience because even though you do not have any commercial experience you have projects that will speak for you/ show off your skills. Store these in GitHub for easy access,version control and collaboration. Include them on your LinkedIn project and portfolio website.

  4. Networking.
    Attend hackathons, meetups and workshops. This will help you grow your network and you’ll meet potential employers or coding partners, mentors etc.

Hope that helps.
Happy coding :).

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