Oct. 25, 2021

She Got Hired By Building a Pokemon App!? (Jessica's Developer Job Search Journey)


Jessica just landed her first developer role. I invited her on to share her job search journey. We dove into the frustrating parts and also tried to figure out what really made her stand out. I want to continue sharing these stories and show you how different each person's path is to finally getting that first position - just like yours is.

Host (Don Hansen):
Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/donthedeveloper

Guest (Jessica Chen):
Portfolio that got her hired: http://jessicaazchen.com
Linkedin post that helped her get noticed by hiring managers:
https://www.linkedin.com/posts/jessicachen415_folks-i-just-graduated-from-rithm-a-fullstack-activity-6805557029491630080--urC

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