Managing Job Interview Anxiety
If you’ve just learned to code and are ready for your first job, you might wonder how you can be confident in your abilities when some
Being able to explain your process can be just as important as having the ability to actually execute it. Would you allow an architect to build a house for you if they couldn’t describe how it would look? No matter how impressive their portfolio might be, how confident could you be about hiring them to create your new house?
One of the best ways to land a job in tech is to carry yourself as someone who’s already in the field, and the first step you should take after learning how to code is to learn how to talk about your work. While it’s possible to continue to make progress alone, you can learn a lot from more experienced developers by doing things like joining a
Having a portfolio is crucial to a successful interview. It can give you an advantage over someone else seeking the same entry level position. It builds your confidence when you have something you can be proud of to show. It helps your potential employer see that you actually know what you’re doing. If you don’t have a portfolio right now, here are a few suggestions:
For example: If you’ve built any websites or collaborated on a project with someone, ask your client or fellow developer write a
So, how can you gain confidence before a job interview? One way is to reflect on how hard you’ve worked to get where you are. There’s a popular quote that says, “then