Full Stack Radio

In this episode Adam talks to Ben Orenstein about what you can do to stand out if you’re trying to get a job at a small company.

Show Notes

  • Putting yourself in the shoes of the person reviewing your application
  • Crafting a high quality application tailored to a specific position
  • Standing out in a more traditional hiring process by doing something a little extra
  • Showcasing very specific examples of your work instead of asking the person reviewing your application to go hunting for it
  • Having good questions for the person interviewing you
  • Sharing your ideas and what you think the company should be focused on
  • Creating a job for yourself that doesn’t even exist
  • Proving that you can take ownership of projects and ship them by yourself
  • Showing off skills you have that aren’t directly related to the job
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What is Full Stack Radio?

A podcast for developers interested in building great software products. Every episode, Adam Wathan is joined by a guest to talk about everything from product design and user experience to unit testing and system administration.