• @[email protected]
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    445 months ago

    I would disagree that devs need a professional linked in profile.
    I’ve never had one, and I’ve never looked at one for anyone I’ve interviewed. I don’t think I’ve heard of any of my coworkers doing so either.

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      105 months ago

      I found my current, very nice (for my area) dev job through linkedin. When I applied via services like indeed, I would almost never hear back. I heard back from one company and I didn’t get the job.

      I am curious what you would do instead. How do you and your colleagues usually search for jobs? I’m always open to hear about better methods of job searching.

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        85 months ago

        References through former coworkers usually.

        I met a person at a party who referred me to a job, so I applied. At that job I met another person and worked with them for a bit. They left for a new company after someone they worked with previously got a job there and referred them, and later he referred me. I’ve since referred other people I’ve liked working with in the past to the new place as well.

        I’m starting to think we might have different experiences or be in different markets and my advice might not be applicable to everyone. I don’t think I’ve ever actually “looked” for a job, just picked the one I wanted.

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          55 months ago

          I think the company I worked at previously was stratified in a way that intentionally prevented people from being able to get good referrals. Most of the devs I knew worked at where I worked, and a lot of them didn’t leave until after we lost touch. I think once you’re established you can get referrals for people, but when you’re just starting out it’s not that easy. That can make it really hard for a new dev looking for a job, and/or a jr.dev looking for a better job. I was a jr.dev trapped with no referrals, in a horrible job that overworked me, and the only place that I was able to find a good job was through linkedin’s listings. The only thing I could do was make my LinkedIn profile really polished to stand out amongst the crowd

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      I’d actually argue the complete opposite of OP for developers.

      The picture I use for professional stuff is a shoulder up photo of me in front of a brick wall with some greenery in front of it. I’m wearing a black hat, plain shirt, glasses, and a backpack. I’ve gotten dozens of interviews and recently a new job with this photo that I’ve used since 2020. I’ve even received compliments on it being a, “not fake photo”.

      Being too much of a “suit” in the developer world can actually harm your chances IMO. Meta actively tells interview participants to come as they are and outright says to not wear a tie because in their own words, “we care about your abilities, not your clothes”. Obviously clean up and look nice, but that doesn’t mean you gotta stress about appearance. I’ve personally done all my interviews in various hoodies and it’s never been an issue or counted against me as far as I can tell.

      Obviously fintech and finance is gonna be a little more formal, but I don’t personally want to work somewhere where how people dress is anyone’s concern.

    • A Phlaming Phoenix
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      45 months ago

      Same. I’ve hired for a number of entry level DevOps type jobs, have read through hundreds of resumes, and have never once clicked on a LinkedIn profile. I don’t know what point it would serve, considering I expect it to be every bit the carefully manicured presentation that the resume itself already is. If you give me a GitHub link I might take a look, but I don’t hold it against anyone for not giving me that either.

      • @[email protected]
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        15 months ago

        Idk why but this makes me want to write one of the funniest and least professional resumes possible, but still make it show off my skills and stuff.

        • A Phlaming Phoenix
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          35 months ago

          I would be happy to at least read that resume among an ocean of dull ones that all read the same.