Chris Ferdinandi - Web Developer & Author
Listen along with Chris and I as we discuss the pros and cons of the networking process, the benefits of working from home, and how people can transition from one career to web development.
- Learn how Chris switched careers from HR to Development.
- Most important aspects of learning programming.
- The networking experience.
- Good talking points to start networking with people.
- Importance of understanding the hiring process from the hiring manager’s point of view.
- Tips and tricks that will help you land your first job.
- Should you get any job in tech or find where you fit? And how do you find that fit?
- Red and green flags to look for when applying to a job.
- Working in office vs working from home.
- “[Becoming a Junior Dev] really can be much simpler than — broadly speaking — what the internet wants people to believe.” - DG
- “I hit a point where I was enjoying the tech-web stuff way more than the HR stuff. And that’s when I decided that I wanted to do it for the rest of my career life.” - CF
- “Learning momentum is such an important part of the [ learning ] process.” - CF
- “The most important thing I learned from my dad about career stuff is the importance of networking.” - CF
- “[Networking] bothers my sense of fairness.” - CF
- “All the questions or many of them that you have about career stuff can be done through networking.” - CF
- “Job boards just suck. They are the absolute worst way to find a job.” - CF
- “I don’t think employers realize.…how much it benefits the company when you are remote.” - CF
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