Leaping Into Software
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Leaping Into Software

About the Book

Important topics covered in this book:

  • When am I ready to start applying for software development jobs? Which skills to focus on, and which to defer.
  • How can I change careers into software development? How to use the skills from your previous career to super-charge your software development career.
  • Should I do a coding bootcamp, study computer science, or learn on my own?
  • How can I set up my online presence so that I stand out from other applicants? This includes what to have on your GitHub, Twitter, and other public profiles.
  • What can I build to help me stand out? Increasingly, hiring managers to see what you've built before. How can you do this when you haven't worked as a software developer yet? We'll cover the kinds of personal projects that impress hiring managers.
  • What kind of resume and cover letter should I put together for software development jobs? The book includes templates and examples.
  • How should I prepare for phone and cultural interviews?
  • How can I ace the dreaded whiteboard coding interview? The book is full of tips that will help you prepare and succeed.
  • How can I tell if the company I'm applying for will be right for me?
  • How can I negotiate salary to set myself up for success?
  • When I land my first job, how can I be an amazing Junior developer?
  • How can I progress my career and skills toward Senior level as quickly as possible?
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    • Software
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About the Author

Tash Postolovski
Tash Postolovski

Tash Postolovski was a writer, editor and product manager before changing careers and becoming a software developer at 27. Without any formal Computer Science education, Tash was able to land a software development job at ThoughtWorks, a global company with a notoriously difficult interview process. Today, she is progressing in her career as a software developer. Her goal is to help as many people as possible navigate the challenging transition into software development, regardless of their age, family situation or educational background.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Changing Careers
    • Don’t Be Afraid to Take the Leap
  • What Being a Software Developer is Like
  • How to Learn
  • Making the Most of a Coding Bootcamp
  • Preparing for the Interview
  • Ace the Coding Challenge

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