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How Open-Source community Can give you a Job?

Open source is not only a great way to get started in your coding career, but also a way to build up your portfolio and show potential employers what you’re capable of.

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By contributing to an open source project, you can demonstrate your skills and commitment to coding, as well as show that you’re able to work on a team. And, of course, if you’re looking for a job in the opensource world, attending a local meetup or contributing to an opensource project is a great way to network and find potential employers.

What you can do to find a job in the opensource community

First, get involved in the community by contributing to projects, participating in forums and mailing lists, and attending events. Not only will this give you a chance to show off your skills, but it will also help you build up a network of contacts.
Second, create a strong online presence by writing blog posts and articles, and sharing your work on social media. This will help you reach a wider audience and demonstrate your expertise to potential employers.
Finally, reach out to companies and recruiters who are active in the opensource community to let them know you're looking for a job. Many companies are actively recruiting in the opensource community, so this is a great way to get your foot in the door.
By following these tips, you can increase your chances of landing a job in the opensource community.

How to use the resources in the opensource community to get a job

To apply for a job, you will need to create a resume and cover letter. Your resume should list your skills and experience. Your cover letter should explain why you are interested in the job and why you would be a good fit for the position.
Once you have created your resume and cover letter, you can start applying for jobs.

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To do this, you will need to create an account on a job board website like Indeed or Dice. Then, you can search for jobs and apply for them online.
If you are having trouble finding a job, you can also reach out to people in the opensource community for help.
You can join mailing lists and IRC channels related to your field of interest. You can also attend conferences and meetups. By networking with people in the community, you will increase your chances of finding a job.

The open-source community is a great place to find your next job. With so many options and so much talent, you're sure to find the perfect fit for your skillset. And, who knows, maybe you'll even find your dream job.

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Paweł Świątkowski

hey, sorry to nit pick, but I think you have a typo in the title (your -> you)

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Thank ! I fixed it :)

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