Get Your First Developer Job

Kickstart your new career as a software developer with expert guidance.

28 Video lessons

CV and cover letter templates and examples

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Hrishi's course shows a high-level overview of what steps are needed to land a developer job. Whether you're self-taught, community taught a Bootcamp graduate, or finished Computer Science, the modules on his course made me realize that the small things are actually what make your profile stand out. From tweaking your resume to creating a portfolio and fine-tuning the README.md of your side projects for recruiters. Because of this course, I'm starting a new job as a Django developer with a nursing home startup. Thank you, Hrishi! More courses, please!

Do you feel anxious about finding your first job as a developer?
Maybe you've spent months studying in a full-time coding bootcamp. 

Or slogged nights & weekends with online courses, while working hard at your day job to pay the bills. 

You've applied for dozens of jobs, but haven’t had any luck. 

Yet. 

It's easy to lose hope, but you're not alone. 
Everyone struggles at first. 
But it gets better. 

You too will get your first developer job soon!

Kickstart your new career with expert guidance
This video course will help you get your first developer job in the tech industry. Whether you're looking for a full-time job or starting your freelance career, this course will give you practical tips and tools to systematically achieve your goal.

What you'll get in this course
Here's what you'll get:

  • Video lessons on strategies and tactics for looking for your first developer job
  • Lifetime access to the course content - Use any time at your own leisure
  • CV and cover letter templates and examples
  • Job application tracker spreadsheet
  • Checklist for a great job application
  • A list of the best places to look for jobs (including some hidden gems)

You'll leave equipped with the knowledge and tools to systematically find your first developer job.


You don't have to struggle alone to get your developer career started.

About The Author

Hi, I'm a senior web developer with over a decade of experience. I've built and shipped software products for many different organisations including small startups, large government departments and enterprise SaaS companies.

I'm the founder of Learnetto (this site!) and the creator of the free Full-Stack Rails Masterclass, the Complete React on Rails Course, Get Your First Developer Job course and the author of the R Graphs Cookbook published by Packt.



Table of Contents

What's inside the course?

  • 1. Key information about the GYFDJ course
  • 2. Mindset is more important than skills
  • 3. Job sites
  • 4. 3 steps for getting hired as a developer - 1. Research and Preparation
  • 5. Your Online Profile
  • 6. Key Elements of a Resume
  • 7. Who reads your resume?
  • 8. Common mistakes in resumes
  • 9. Example of a good resume
  • 10. Your LinkedIn profile
  • 11. How to write a good cover letter
  • 12. The importance of a professional-looking portfolio
  • 13. Common mistakes in Github portfolios
  • 14. Real working apps in your portfolio
  • 15. Example of a good portfolio
  • 16. Tips on building real projects
  • 17. A really good hack
  • 18. A Super-Secret Crazy Cheatcode
  • 19. What Are Companies Looking For?
  • 20. How to look for jobs
  • 21. Where to look for jobs
  • 22. The dirty secret about job ads
  • 23. How to apply for jobs
  • 24. How do you break out of the catch-22?
  • 25. Tips on freelancing
  • 26. It's a numbers game
  • 27. Why to follow up and how
  • 28. What to do if you're really struggling
  • 29. Your Developer Career
  • 30. Checklist of Action Items
  • 31. Resources - examples of resumes (CV), cover letter and job application tracker
This course is now part of the Full Stack Rails Mastery Career Bundle.