Just being a great developer or even a good one is not enough to create a great career. How effective you are at communicating your skills, experience and the value you can bring to others really drives the quality of your career. Luckily there are many ways to show off your skills, including those soft skills that are harder to quantify.
It is not just recruiters & human resources departments that can get you a job, but more and more it is other developers that bring you in to their teams. The more developers who know who you are, the more opportunities will be presented to you.
Activities you can do to boost your career include:
- Blogging & technical content
- Social media for research and communication
- digital presence
- Meetups, Conferences and public speaking
- Understanding the modern recruitment process
I will walk through this aspects to help you understand them in more detail and describe my experiences and any tips I have to share
Previously I covered aspects of creating your digital self previously, covering a range of social media and developer community websites.