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How Do You Stand Out in the Tech Industry?

Breaking into the tech industry can be tough, especially when there's so much competition. How can you differentiate yourself from other candidates? Here are a few ideas:

  1. Build a strong portfolio: Whether it's through personal projects, open-source contributions, or freelance work, having a portfolio that showcases your skills and experience is crucial.
  2. Network, network, network: Attend meetups and conferences, connect with industry professionals, and don't be afraid to reach out and ask for advice.
  3. Continuously learn and grow: Stay up-to-date with the latest technologies and trends, take courses and workshops, and be open to feedback and constructive criticism.
  4. Show your passion and enthusiasm: Employers want to see that you're genuinely interested and excited about the work you'll be doing. Let your passion shine through in your cover letter, resume, and interviews.

What strategies do you have to share for standing out in the tech industry? For those of you who’ve been in the industry a while, what advice do you have to newbies on how to get noticed by potential employers?

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JC Smiley

One of the best ways I see people stand out is to be consistent in sharing within a tech community and focused on helping others. This includes researching what you don’t know and sharing it with the world. The final act is asking questions to start a conversation or leading conversations to explore a tech topic without arguing (focus on learning). While you are learning, others are learning, and it shines a light on you.

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Ben Halpern

Enthusiasm is a great way to stand out, in general. Behind an idea or technology is a person who will be excited to hear that you share some of their interests. A little goes a long way here.

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Calin Baenen

I don't... :(
I'm just another normie who will probably not be known by anyone other than those I bump into, or have as supers.