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Discussion on: How Did You Find Your First Dev Job?

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Thomas C. Haflich

I went to a presentation senior year of college, someone from the company I would eventually work for was talking about the value of networking.

He said he had some jobs available, I went up to shake his hand afterward, then we exchanged emails and the rest is history.

So basically, networking. I never really went looking for a job in development, it had been a hobby until then. Trying to find a career in chemical engineering that I could legitimately enjoy wasn't turning out great, so taking a chance on that kind of pivot was both spur-of-the-moment and also completely logical.