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re: What Am I Doing Wrong? VIEW POST

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Hey Darrell,

I am happy that you are asking for advice.

Some thoughts:

  • after reading your site for 2min I don't know anything about you. I think that you're a web dev, because you post here on dev.to. Your site is a bunch of "business"-talk, motivation coaching and some code stuff. That's nice if it would be a personal chit-chat blog.
  • For a junior position a github account doesn't say anything. Why? Because most of the time, the juniors copy code over and sell it as "selfmade".

Because I am one of these "coded for 6 months and got a junior dev job"-guys, I can give you my advice on that:

  • create a page that focus on one topic: you as a dev (this is my page)
  • make a list of startups in your area
  • search for the CEO or CTO on their page or linkedin
  • get the free premium month on linkedin
  • write them that you are fully into learning and giving your best to be a awesome team member. ask what you have to learn to become a team member.
  • I wrote to 2 CEOs, both invited me
 

Great advice, I did land a tour of a company when I accidently contacted the CEO. That is very valuable I need to get back to that. Also, you and others here are basically recommending a more direct website and I couldn't agree more. You all have definitely put that into perspective for me.

 

I think one of the most useful advices is "be productive, not busy".
So do the things that really count.

And making contact to the real decision makers is on of these things.
Show them how you can help their businesses.
And that's about being a person that is solving problems in all kind of ways, not only coding.

I took deep consideration of your advice on my website. I also took a look at your site as well and redesigned and developed my new site. Take a look when you can. Thanks for all the inspiration and advice!

darrellwashingtonjr.com/portfolio-...

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