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Comprehensive guide to kickstart your career in tech

From assessing the tech market, preparing for interviews, to finding the right company fit—launching your tech career is complex.

So, you’ve figured out that you’re tired of your current job, that you’re sick of the 9-to-5 and feeling those awful Monday blues. You see yourself in at least one of the 4 signs that clearly tell you’re ready for something new. But you have no idea where to start. 

Mastering the right tools to help your tech career

In case you’re wondering how to get back on the horse after being in your old job for so long—or even if you’re just entering the tech market now—we’ve prepared a list of major resources to help you. From interviews, technical tests, application letters, to knowing how to choose the right company, we’ve got your career covered. 

1. Job Hunting Tools

Actively looking for a job requires quite a lot of dedication, a little bit of luck and a lot of patience. It involves sending introductory emails, having a good looking and up to date CV or resume, a cover or application letter and a referral one, if needed.

Here are a few tools, tips and tricks to help you better-manage job applications and get through various job hunting processes.

2. Interview

We want your interview to run smoothly and each company has a different way of interviewing, but there are some things you can always be prepared for. Rehearse how you talk about these five points in front of the mirror or recording yourself! 

Also check this advice from a senior Talent Acquisition Manager with 16+ years of experience.

3. Technical interview

The soft skills you use on personal interviews is one thing, technical interviews are another—they’re used to assess your technical ability related to the skills required for the role. 

Here you have some pro tips on how to thrive during these interviews from our Technology team—which, combined, has over 90 years of experience and dozens of job interviews ,  so they know a couple of things about technical assessments.

4. Application letter

Cover letters are a vital aspect of your application. Not all companies request it nowadays, but when they do, it’s your first introduction to that prospective employer. And, trust me, it will affect their impression of you.

So learn how to write a great application letter using these simple yet effective trips we wrote a few years ago that are literally timeless.

5. The right company fit

When you’re looking for a job and during the interview process, it’s easy to get caught up in what the interviewer perceives and thinks of you. But the recruitment process is a two-way street. It’s important to find a company that you like as much as it is to find one that likes you.

What should you look for in a company that checks all the dots? And where do you look for that information? We’ve laid it all out for you here

6. Relocation to Europe

You’ve mastered all the things mentioned above, but what you really want is to live and work in Europe, build a tech career there. In the past, we’ve also covered this topic. 

Fortunately, Europe is host to a massive technology and entrepreneur market where your skills could be put to their best use. Here’s how to best enter the European market.

Hope these tips are useful! If you’re ready to hit the ground running, check these 600+ tech jobs waiting for you.

SOURCE https://landing.jobs/blog/tech-career-guide/

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