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Simon Barker

At CareerSwitchToCoding.com I am on a mission to get every developer get their first job with more than "just make a profile and apply"

Education

PhD Electronics

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Senior Full Stack Developer

Become A Better Developer Today: Quick Wins

Become A Better Developer Today: Quick Wins

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5 Interviews, 7 hours: Lessons From Not Getting A Big Tech Job Offer

5 Interviews, 7 hours: Lessons From Not Getting A Big Tech Job Offer

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Could #buildInPublic Get You A Job?

Could #buildInPublic Get You A Job?

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6 Tips To Beat The Take Home Coding Test

6 Tips To Beat The Take Home Coding Test

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"Smallest Unit of Learning": Dealing with the ever expanding world of development

"Smallest Unit of Learning": Dealing with the ever expanding world of development

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Stop! Put Down That Ternary, Lines Are Free

Stop! Put Down That Ternary, Lines Are Free

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30 Developer Portfolio Project Ideas

30 Developer Portfolio Project Ideas

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MoSCoW: The Best Code Review Technique You're Not Using

MoSCoW: The Best Code Review Technique You're Not Using

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Will You Knock Your Next Coding Interview Out Of The Park?

Will You Knock Your Next Coding Interview Out Of The Park?

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I Narrowly Avoided Burnout, What I've Changed and What You Can Learn From It

I Narrowly Avoided Burnout, What I've Changed and What You Can Learn From It

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Main developer roles of 2021: Where do you fit in?

Main developer roles of 2021: Where do you fit in?

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Are you even learning if you’re not working at a start up?

Are you even learning if you’re not working at a start up?

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5 VSCode Extensions I Use Every Day

5 VSCode Extensions I Use Every Day

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Not getting interviews? Do you have a portfolio?

Not getting interviews? Do you have a portfolio?

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I Bet You Don't Keep A Developer Journal: 3 Reasons You Should

I Bet You Don't Keep A Developer Journal: 3 Reasons You Should

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7 Tips to Make Sure You Don't Get Your Dream Developer Job

7 Tips to Make Sure You Don't Get Your Dream Developer Job

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I forgot to have fun, are you?

I forgot to have fun, are you?

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Can you succeed as a remote junior developer?

Can you succeed as a remote junior developer?

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What is Agile?

What is Agile?

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Spotting a toxic workplace

Spotting a toxic workplace

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Stop playing Big Tech's hiring game

Stop playing Big Tech's hiring game

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One tip to be a better developer

One tip to be a better developer

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Expectations on Junior Developers are not what you think

Expectations on Junior Developers are not what you think

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You don't want to be un-fireable

You don't want to be un-fireable

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3 things you do and 5 you don't need to start learning to code

3 things you do and 5 you don't need to start learning to code

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10 must follow rules for asking coding questions

10 must follow rules for asking coding questions

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LinkedIn Easy Apply wasn’t made to get you a junior dev job

LinkedIn Easy Apply wasn’t made to get you a junior dev job

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You don't need to ask someone to be your mentor

You don't need to ask someone to be your mentor

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Coder vs developer vs software engineer

Coder vs developer vs software engineer

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How to ask good interview questions

How to ask good interview questions

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Which programming language should I learn first?

Which programming language should I learn first?

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Becoming a Junior++ Developer

Becoming a Junior++ Developer

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