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How to Get a Job as a Developer


Peter Bell

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About This Class

Developers are in high demand today, but what are some of the best ways for you to get a job as a developer? Learn what essentials you need to know before beginning the job search.


  • Introduction 0:52
  • Agenda 1:08
  • Is being a developer right for you? 6:08
  • Types of developers 3:18
  • Finding a job 7:42
  • Q: is there still a market for flash? 2:00
  • Your resume 10:27
  • Acing the interview 10:09
  • Picking a position 6:35
  • Q: Can you get hired without a computer science degree? 0:46
  • Q: Working remote + freelancing 2:18


  • Recognize which skills match specific positions
  • Define the role, skills, and experience of a junior developer
  • Describe how to raise your profile on Github
  • Identify what technical recruiters look for when hiring

About the Instructor(s)


Peter Bell

Peter is founder and CTO of Speak Geek. He teaches business people to more effectively hire and manage developers - even if they don’t know how to code. He also provides help with coming up with mobile strategies, lean product development and specifying software and provides due diligence on engineers and outsourcing companies.

Peter is also a contract member of the Github training team and teaches a wide range of developer topics - from git, github, chef, devOps and hosting/scaling topics to neo4j, mongodb, redis, client MVC frameworks, javascript, ruby, python and java.

He has presented at a range of conferences including DLD conference, ooPSLA, QCon (New York, San Francisco and Shanghai), RubyNation, SpringOne2GX, Code Generation, Practical Product Lines, the British Computer Society Software Practices Advancement conference, DevNexus, cf.Objective(), CF United, Scotch on the Rocks, WebDU, WebManiacs, UberConf, the Rich Web Experience and the No Fluff Just Stuff Enterprise Java tour.

He has been published in IEEE Software, Dr. Dobbs, IBM developerWorks, Information Week, Methods & Tools, Mashed Code, NFJS the Magazine and GroovyMag. He's currently writing a book on managing software development for Pearson.

He is an organizer of the CTO School - an organization in NYC devoted to creating the next generation of technical leaders. He also organizes the node.js meetup in New York and co-organizes the Domain Driven Design and Grails meetups.

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