• @ricecake@sh.itjust.works
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    84 months ago

    References through former coworkers usually.

    I met a person at a party who referred me to a job, so I applied. At that job I met another person and worked with them for a bit. They left for a new company after someone they worked with previously got a job there and referred them, and later he referred me. I’ve since referred other people I’ve liked working with in the past to the new place as well.

    I’m starting to think we might have different experiences or be in different markets and my advice might not be applicable to everyone. I don’t think I’ve ever actually “looked” for a job, just picked the one I wanted.

    • candyman337
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      54 months ago

      I think the company I worked at previously was stratified in a way that intentionally prevented people from being able to get good referrals. Most of the devs I knew worked at where I worked, and a lot of them didn’t leave until after we lost touch. I think once you’re established you can get referrals for people, but when you’re just starting out it’s not that easy. That can make it really hard for a new dev looking for a job, and/or a jr.dev looking for a better job. I was a jr.dev trapped with no referrals, in a horrible job that overworked me, and the only place that I was able to find a good job was through linkedin’s listings. The only thing I could do was make my LinkedIn profile really polished to stand out amongst the crowd