Landing Your
Dream Job as a

Igal Steklov

Frontend Team Leader

Software Engineer

You were studying hard, doing exercises and preparing for exams.

For the last few years...

You will be looking for your first Dev job.

Soon

You can proudly
call yourself a
Software Engineer

Cheers!

Image:  Jaytem

TALENT

Will you be that

companies are looking for?

Super-Rockstar-Guru-Ninja

Probably
NOT.

Why?

You Don't Want To Be One

You Should
Get Out
Of It.

Why?

Opportunities

Challenges

Fame & Recognition

Work With Other Talents

Get Paid. A Lot.

You Don't
Brand
Yourself

Any weekend projects?

Any new tech?

Do you know him?

This is a Dev

Yogev Ahuvia |  @kindofone

People Know His Work

Mutual Contribution

Do you attend?

Do you give talks?

Spread Your Knowledge,

Inspire Others.

Share Your Thoughts,

You
Don't
Stand Out

Focus, plz...

On what's important

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?

/**
 * 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

Create Some Buzz

Brand       CV

IN

OUT

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73%

recruits
originated
from friends'
recommendations

of

You're Using Outdated Technology

React

How will you learn anything new?

Remember the Ninja?

What Do
You
Want?

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

- LinkedIn HR Interviewer

No?

Do you think you're on the right path?

Change It.

Thank you :)

Igal Steklov

Front End Team Leader


igal@steklov.net

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Landing Your Dream Job as a Software Engineer

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