“The Perfect Programmer for the Perfect Job”
Though technical skills are fundamental in the “battlefield” to get the job done, recruiters are now filtering candidates with soft skills. Here are the top 3 soft skills you can start implementing:
𝑁𝑒𝑡𝑤𝑜𝑟𝑘𝑖𝑛𝑔 / 𝑅𝑒𝑓𝑒𝑟𝑟𝑎𝑙 - This sounds like a broken record, but referral candidates have a higher chance of getting hired. After all, the worth of mouth is far more valuable than a piece of paper. Also, look up events or conferences to visit. Headhunters are usually recruiting indirectly.
𝐶𝑜𝑛𝑡𝑟𝑖𝑏𝑢𝑡𝑒 𝑡𝑜 𝑜𝑝𝑒𝑛-𝑠𝑜𝑢𝑟𝑐𝑒 𝑐𝑜𝑑𝑒- Having a portfolio and sample of work will add credentials to your credibility. Employers often request demonstrations and questions in the interview, and having this portfolio will make you stand out in the process.
𝑁𝑜 𝑙𝑒𝑠𝑠, 𝑛𝑜 𝑚𝑜𝑟𝑒- Communicating your solution and way of thinking to a potential employer is crucial, as explaining your thought process efficiently. Cutting out unnecessary back story will get you the right attention.