Hey kids! So I’ve realized that there are so many potential resources with great career advice strewn across the interwebs...
I wanted to start a list of helpful career resources in 1 place. Are you ready for a career change? Here are some helpful articles and quizzes that ask the questions you should answer before starting a job search.
https://www.careertest.com/ https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/tests/career/career-change-readiness-test https://www.careershifters.org/expert-advice/how-to-change-career-when-you-have-no-idea-what-youre-doing
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=QCXCY5S8CkQ&mc_cid=46bda997bf&mc_eid=b97946ae1e (Discussion on imposter syndrome in the workplace)
Here is a post that goes over company benefits that can offer some insight about your company and if the benefits aee worth stating for.
If you’ve determined you love your job and just need a little extra income, here’s a few articles to give ideas on side hustles to being in some extra cash. It’s also a good idea to check with your company to see if there are any opportunities to get OT or score some extra projects that you can charge fees as a consultant to your company. It’s worth a shot! I’ve also included an article on negotiating a higher salary if none of the side hustles will work for your unique situation.
If you’ve decided you are ready and have a good idea of what you want to do, these are the best sites to post your resume on and look for jobs. Yes, LinkedIn is good to network, but it’s not listed because no one I know has ever applied to a job on LinkedIn and even gotten a call back. However, most of us are inundated with recruiters sending InMail about “the best” job opportunity ever. Again, rarely works out.
I’d focus on finding 1-3 local recruiters you like at an agency and work with them exclusively. Dont overpost and spread yourself too thin or you’ll get overwhelmed. Focus on a few job sites and/or recruiters. I work with specific recruiting agencies and am happy to share privately, message me here. If you decide to work with a recruiter (or two), please take their advice. Do what they say and you will do well.
Then, post your resume on these sites:
https://www.dice.com (Tech jobs)
https://scouted.io/ (Recent college grads)
Now, once you’ve decided to entertain interview offers, here are some great ways to research companies to make sure they are a good fit for you before wasting your time or theirs. Company culture matters more than the salary given. Salary can be negotiated where a toxic environment will never be acceptable.
Here is an article that helps determine the best way to follow up after an interview.
This is a great article giving details on how to resign and not burn bridges! I wish I would have had some of this advice hack in the day ..... whoops 😳
Last but not least, here’s some places to get great tips to code. Yes this is specific for my coding kings and queens, but I still love all my non devs too 💜💜
Do you have ideas on what else could be included in this list? Let me know in the comments or send me a message!