Landing
Your Dream

Job as a FED

Igal Steklov
Frontend Team Leader

Frontend wasn't considered real Software Engineering

Last decade...

Frontend
is booming

Everything is moving to the web ecosystem

Nowadays,

So you're a proud Frontend Engineer

Are you a
senior &
experienced

Frontend
Developer?

Image:  Jaytem

Are you a
Super-Rockstar-Guru-Ninja Frontend Developer?

You're
NOT.

Why?

You Don't Want To Be One

You Should
Get Out
Of It.

Why?

Opportunities

Challenges

Work With Other Rockstars

Fame & Recognition

Get Paid A Lot

You Don't
Brand
Yourself

From

To

Spread Your Knowledge,

Inspire Others.

Share Your Thoughts,

Do you know him?

This is a FED

Yogev Ahuvia |  @kindofone

You know his work

Mutual Contribution

You
Don't
Stand Out

Focus, plz...

You focus on the wrong things

Formal education is

a means to an end,
not the end itself.

Half the Devs Are Self-Taught

Source: StackOverflow

Source: Code.org

1M more jobs than students by 2020

Years of experience
!==
Actual experience

Be Creative

Who are you?

What are your interests?

/**
 * This is who I am.
 * @param {String} profileName - (optional) Name of required param
 * @returns {String|Object} - Url of profile if `profileName` provided,
 *                            or object with all profiles.
 */
function thisIsMe(profileName) {
    var profiles =  {
        "github": "//github.com/igalst",
        "linkedin": "//il.linkedin.com/in/igalsteklov",
        "codepen": "//codepen.io/igalst",
        "stackoverflow": "//stackoverflow.com/users/243848/igalst",
        "twitter": "//twitter.com/igalstek"
    };
        
    return typeof(profileName) === "undefined" ?
        profiles :
        profiles[profileName];
}

What do you do?

How do you look online?

You're Still Handing Out CVs

Forget
About
CVs

In case they insist...

Create Some Buzz

Brand       CV

IN

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73%

recruits
originated
from friends'
recommendations

of

You're Stuck With Old Tech

Support IE <=8 ?

Don't have a build process?

Have lots of legacy code?

Afraid of refactoring?

Quick Checklist

No tests?

Don't deploy often?

How will you learn anything new?

Be fearless when adopting new technology

But do it responsibly.

React

Remember the Ninja?

What Do
You
Want?

What's the next job that you would like to have post-LinkedIn?

- LinkedIn HR Interviewer

Does your current job make you better?

No?

Replace It.

Thank You :)

Igal Steklov

Front End Team Leader


igal@steklov.net

Get the slides:
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Landing your dream job as a FED

By Igal Steklov

Landing your dream job as a FED

Video from You Gotta Love Frontend 2015: https://youtu.be/a1cBQatHWrw

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