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Don't give up on your dream job

Treehouse
Our mission is to diversify the tech industry through accessible education, unlocking the door to opportunity, and empowering people to achieve their dreams.
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Let's get real – the job hunt is not easy.

Pursuing your dream job can be especially difficult if you don't have a college degree, no real-world experience, and you're trying to make a career switch while juggling learning and other daily life commitments.

The truth is... breaking into tech takes fierce determination and hard work. You likely won't get a job offer on the first, second... or even the third try... but does this mean you shouldn't pursue your dream job? Absolutely not!

“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take."

– Wayne Gretzky

Set yourself up for the long game with all the tools, resources, and support you need. While there's no one-size-fits-all formula for success – there are some recommended practices to help you stand out in the hiring process.

📝 Keep a spreadsheet or project file of all the companies and roles currently hiring that you want to pursue
💼 Build an up-to-date LinkedIn profile + resume
✨ Display a portfolio of your projects online
💬 Network with folx in tech on social
🛠 Contribute to open-source projects on GitHub
💻 Practice for the Technical Interview
📚 Keep learning and getting better

Wherever you are in the process - know that if you keep pursuing your dream job, you will eventually land it. Don't give up. 💙


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