Hear from inspiring developers about how they found meaningful and fulfilling work that that also pays them well. On the #StoriesByScrimba Podcast, you'll hear motivational advice and job-hunting strategies from developers who've been exactly where you are now. We talk to developers about their challenges, learnings, and switching industries in the hopes of inspiring YOU. This is the podcast that provides the inspiration, tools, and roadmaps to move from where you are to work that matters to you and uniquely fits your strengths and talents.
Becoming rejection-proof with Erik Hanchett from Amazon Web Services
When Erik started his coding career, several companies rejected him. Today, he works as a Front End Engineer at Amazon Web Services! Can you imagine how different things might have been had Erik let rejection block him? In this episode, Erik talks about how to think about rejection so it doesn't bother you, the tactics he would use to get a junior developer job in 2021, and how to glide into a recruiter's inbox. Finally, Erik compares React and Vue, and talks about the job prospects for each.
The road from intern to Senior Developer with Darin Doria from Wistia
Darin started his developer career as an intern. Now he works as a Senior Engineer at Wistia! This his advice for new programmers considering an internship or junior developer position. We also delve into what companies look for in new programmers and if you really need the experience threshold before applying.
Intentional Career Building with Kent C. Dodds
How to make your own luck with Shawn Wang (Swyx) from Temporal
Shawn (Swyx) Wang joins us to discuss his book, The Coding Career Handbook. In this episode, you'll learn principles, strategies, and actionable tactics that will help you become a hireable junior developer. For everything else, there's Swyx's book.
Get started freelancing on Upwork with no experience
When you don't have a CompSci degree, you have to get creative 👀! Scrimba student Ehtisham found freelance work on UpWork by doing the work without permission. Next, he transferred his excellent reviews to earn a job interview! Now his job title is Front-end developer and he works remotely.
Communication skills for developers with Dylan Israel from Amazon
If you want to become a successful developer in 2021, communication skills are more important than you might think. In this episode, Dylan Israel from Amazon talks about Agile software practices, teamwork, working with your manager, boundaries, and dealing with anxiety as someone on the shyer or introverted side.