32 episodes

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.

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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.

    From Circus to coding - how Milos turned COVID into an opportunity

    From Circus to coding - how Milos turned COVID into an opportunity

    At 32 years of age and after 10 years of climbing the ranks in the theatre industry, Milos Dokic from Australia had to start again because of the pandemic.

    • 26 min
    How to stand out as a new developer (and ask amazing questions) with Dan Moore from FusionAuth

    How to stand out as a new developer (and ask amazing questions) with Dan Moore from FusionAuth

    What do you wish someone had told you when you were just starting out? If you are a new developer (we’re not using “junior developer” here - listen along to find out why!), there are skills you have, skills you can transfer from somewhere else, and skills you don’t even know you need. You probably also have a lot of assumptions… and not too many people who can tell you whether they’re true. Dan wants to change that!

    Who is Dan Moore? He is the author of Letters to a New Developer - a blog and book of advice he wishes he had gotten at the beginning of his career. Dan is a developer with twenty years of experience, currently working as a Solutions Architect at FusionAuth.

    • 28 min
    Overcoming interview nerves - how this Scrimba student recovered from failure to become a Junior Developer

    Overcoming interview nerves - how this Scrimba student recovered from failure to become a Junior Developer

    Scrimba student Serhan almost canceled his interview at Microsoft because of nerves.

    • 25 min
    What a good developer resume looks like and how to write one - learnings from an Uber Engineering Manager

    What a good developer resume looks like and how to write one - learnings from an Uber Engineering Manager

    Your resume determines if you will be called in for an interview or not. It’s an advertisement targeted towards your future boss and it can make or break your application. Yet, most programmers fail to write a good resume! In this episode, you will learn to increases the chances that your resume makes it to the “yes” pile according to an actual Hiring Manager.

    Who is Gergely? Gergely is the author of The Tech Resume Inside Out - a highly-rated book about what the hiring process look like inside companies and how to make sure your resume stands out. Before that, he worked as an Engineering Manager at Uber for 3 years.

    • 44 min
    Lessons learned from 400 unsuccessful job applications - how Scrimba student Gandev finally found success

    Lessons learned from 400 unsuccessful job applications - how Scrimba student Gandev finally found success

    With every rejection, Gandev felt more determined than ever. It didn't matter to him that no one had replied positively yet because he was only really testing the waters - applying to jobs before he was ready in order to see what he could learn about job-hunting while simultaneously skilling up on Scrimba. In the end, Gandev learned the key to his success was to connect with the people behind the jobs. In this episode, you are will learn how to do the same.

    • 25 min
    How to work with recruiters according to Senior Recruiter Taylor Desseyn

    How to work with recruiters according to Senior Recruiter Taylor Desseyn

    For every sucky recruiter conflating Java and JavaScript (oh boy), there is a recruiter like Taylor Desseyn ready to listen to your goals, craft your resume, and help you land your first Junior Developer job. Yes, even new programers are eligible to work with a recruiter! In this episode, Taylor breaks it down step-by-step.

    Who is Taylor? Taylor is a Senior Recruiter who has been recruiting since 2011 and has helped place more than 450 people land their dream jobs. He joins us today to share his best advice on how to connect with and utilize recruiters in general.

    • 25 min

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