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.
- 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
I decided to stop taking sponsors for the show because I think advertisements are annoying and no one wants to listen to them.
- Tailwind UI, a collection of professionally designed, fully responsive HTML components built with Tailwind CSS.
- Refactoring UI, a book and video series I put together with Steve Schoger on designing beautiful user interfaces, without relying on a designer.
- Advanced Vue Component Design, a course on designing simpler, more flexible Vue components that are both more powerful and easier to maintain.
- Test-Driven Laravel, a massive video course on designing robust Laravel applications with TDD. Learn how to build a real-world application from scratch without writing a single line of untested code.
- Refactoring to Collections, a book and video course that teaches you how to apply functional programming principles to break down ugly, complex code into simple transformations — free of loops, complex conditionals, and temporary variables.
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.