Getting a Coding Job For Dummies
By Nikhil Abraham
Publisher: Wiley / For Dummies
Final Release Date: July 2015
Pages: 288

Learn to:

  • Choose the education option that best suits your needs
  • Identify the skills you need to become a can't-miss candidate
  • Create a portfolio site that impresses interviewers

Discover the skills and resources you need to land a job and a future in coding!

Coding may be the hottest job skill of the decade. Whether you're starting college, planning a career change, or exploring new possibilities, this book gives you a roadmap to a career that's in demand and likely to keep growing. Learn what a coder does, where to acquire the skills, how to build a portfolio site and assess potential employers, and much more.

  • Where the jobs are — explore the types of companies that hire coding professionals and the kind of work they do
  • Your place or theirs — look at the pros and cons of joining a company, working from the office or remotely, or becoming a freelance coder
  • The techie stuff — understand the key concepts and vocabulary of coding and the programming languages you need to know to build websites, create apps, and analyze data
  • So many ways to learn — decide if you want to teach yourself, attend a coding boot camp, take college classes, or try for an internship
  • Get on a career path — investigate ways to build your portfolio and network in your current company or on your own
  • Put your best foot forward — take advantage of tips on creating a winning portfolio site and acing an interview

Open the book and find:

  • A day in the life of a coder
  • Which coding languages you should focus on learning
  • Tips for choosing and financing a coding boot camp
  • Advice on building your online network
  • Interviews with tech recruiters and boot-camp placement specialists
  • Great resources for finding coding jobs
  • Ten important interview questions and job search strategies
  • Access to free online resources
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