My second week of the job search was fortunate because there was an external careers fair going on in London which meant I was able to apply to a lot of different companies. I also manage to get an external CV done.
I started this week by applying to two of the companies at the careers fair, Anthony Nolan and Clear Bank. We were also told about a careers event on Thursday so I had to work on a CV that we could use for companies outside of Makers. This was surprisingly time-consuming because it has to be a lot more serious. I also found it quite difficult because I had to tailor it to a job in tech specifically, which I had never done before but I did get done so I was happy.
I spent Tuesday with two other people from our cohort planning out an app as a side project. It's a date planning app that takes your favourite cuisine, activities and your location. It then plans a date based on these inputs, it'll search for a restaurant that matches your favourite cuisine which is within a chosen radius of your location, then it'll search for an activity from your favourite activities in the same way. Hopefully well get it started next week.
Wednesday was spent trying to get my CV down to one page because it's best to only use one-page for a CV so that there is no rabbling. It was difficult to decide what was the most important because and get it down to only one-page but after getting it done it was satisfying.
So I spent the morning researching the companies that would be at the event so that I could be informed and ask some good questions. The one that interested me the most was Labworks.io they create party games using Alexa, but unfortunately, they weren't hiring for entry-level jobs but they told me they would be in about 4 months so I handed in my CV.
I mentioned that on Tuesday we made out a plan to make an app, we also decided on a MERN stack. So I started learning React on Friday because I've already used Mongo, Express and Node. So for I'm enjoying using React although it is weird writing HTML and CSS in a script tag, I'm sure I'll get used to it.
I was happy with what I got done this week I have an external CV, a project to start working on and I got to apply to a lot of jobs. I also got to talk to a lot of people in software development and see what technologies a lot of companies use.