Getting a job is very hard and needs time and hard work especially if you want to have your own preferred job, but when you understand it makes everything easy afterward, you can land a job really easy where you want and what you want. and for years of working with recruitment companies and interviewing over 100+ developers and IT personal, I want to share my experience with you all.
Your CV and Cover letter say it all and most people don’t get a chance for an interview because of this. I applied for lots of jobs in Germany but I got absolutely no answer until I fixed my resume/CV and made a nice good cover letter for specific job criteria, and in the first 3 applications I got an interview with all 3 and I landed a job but unfortunately, I could not do that job for my own personal problems with the job.
1. Have a goal: which job you want have
for me, it was not easy to choose which type of job I want to have I worked in different areas but when it comes to one it’s a bit hard like I worked with #PHP, #Python, and #NodeJS all 3 top and I love them all each one could be awesome in a way, and full-stack and backend part was another issue and yes DevOps can be amazing too.
but it’s best to choose one and I saw people even search for any job and they expect to get a job too as we announced for IT Officer in a company but we received an email from a nursing career and there was nothing mentioned about the computer or IT and this means disrespect to the recruiters (I felt that way), you are wasting their time to find the right one.
2. Fix your Resume/CV
Now as a Developer you can see everything is based on a software Tool and Recruitment is no exception, recruitment agencies use a tool called ATS, and these tools are designed to track everything on a job application process and hiring but the first step is filtering the Resumes/CVs based on each position, each job gets hundreds of applications if not 1000s, and it’s super difficult to do it manually so these tools filter them into maybe 20%, so let’s stop here.
these tools have a standard and see things based on patterns, like the keywords in the resume and length of each job as job experience and details you provide but if you do it more it will be a negative point so you must be short and easy to understand for a machine and human because afterward, the actual human being will review them most of the times.
I personally used an online service to fix my CV and make it better you can use one below or just do whoever else you want to go with it, but these are the top ones I could find.
Like most other developers I wanted to have a remote job, so I thought I can be global and it’s easier but actually, it’s harder, for remote most companies for their staff to be in the country or even in the city sometimes at least in the region, there are lots of factors they have to take care of, yes you want to be cool and work from home but I was applying for a job in the US and I was in Afghanistan:
first, there are legal factors the recruiter and even employees should consider, am I allowed to work how I am going to get my salary with or without big taxation.
second, if you are sleeping with all other staff are working that makes it an issue too
and there must of another factor they do for the own good of the company.
so you have to search for jobs that can help you with relocation which is the Hardest thing if you live in 3ed work counties or you can search for jobs where you can actually work with.
Where should I search
Linkedin: as a developer, you must have a LinkedIn profile, LinkedIn is going really good and I personally really like it and it has everything you need, you can pay to get a good job. but the free stuff is amazing too, build a good profile and start connecting with people, and with the job search, you can find really good jobs too.
but another part is when you have a good profile recruiters will connect with you.
Indeed: My second favorite job portal is which has everything you need, you need to register and build your profile and you can find good jobs too.
there are lots of other job portals out there but for best, you can find the ones in the area you want to find a job.
there will be an interview and email experience in another post.