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How Do You Show Your Coding Passion in Job App Materials?

We all know how crucial it is to stand out from the crowd. So, how are you infusing your passion into your resumes, cover letters, or portfolios? Have you included personal projects, open-source contributions, or details about online courses?

Share your strategies, tips, and success stories as we inspire each other to make our job applications shine with the passion and commitment that drives us to excel in the world of coding.

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Mike Stemle

Enthusiastically. I’ve been a hiring manager before, and I’ve had candidates bomb an interview, then show me their pet projects the day after via email, only to impress me and get the job anyway.

A good engineering manager should want someone who demonstrates capability and enthusiasm. They want to know that the person can “do the job.” Keep in mind that being able to program isn’t enough; being able to show that you know how to solve problems with code is more important than even the most elegant FizzBuzz.

Showcase your projects, link to your GitHub from your resume or CV. Put it in your LinkedIn profile and participate in the README project.