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How To Survive Tech Layoffs (5 Actionable Steps)

Getting laid off from a job is a terrible thing. In 2023, there were 260,000 layoffs in tech. This year, about 74,000 workers have been laid off from 255 companies. Such is the nature of this post-covid economy. Everybody’s like, why all the layoffs? Well, COVID happened and sent everyone home to work, which caused […]

Why Most Self-Taught Developers NEVER Land The Job

The truth of the matter is that many self-taught developers will never land the job. And it’s not because they can’t or that they lack the ability. It’s for another reason that comes later in the process. In this post, I’ll discuss the big hurdle that self-taught developers have a hard time jumping when trying […]

Why Self Taught Developers SHOULD Get Certified

There seems to be a lot of backlash out there about the validity of IT certifications and whether they help you at all. Many, especially seasoned IT professionals, say they are a waste of time and don’t really prove anything. In the post, I want to talk about it given my experience with getting a […]

My Unconventional, Self-Taught, Coding Story | Unedited

Here’s an unedited, unscripted account of my journey of learning to code. From a non-traditional background, to the grind of learning the technology, I’ll take you through it all, up to the present day. In this video, I’ll share my coding story, and how I learned to code and successfully changed careers into software engineering. […]

Learning To Code In A Recession

Are you still learning to code during this 2022-2023 recession? You should be. Why? Because recessions end. Markets correct. And when they do, you’ll be ready to go, right? But what if you are ready to go now…during the recession. In this video, I’ll try to share some guidance and tips for you to navigate […]

Learn to Code With Meta Engineers

Meta just launched two brand new Professional Developer Certificates on Coursera that look promising and even include access to a 200+ employer job board upon completion to help you in your job search. In this video, we’ll take a look at these two curriculums, the courses within them, and the benefits they would offer anyone […]

How To Become A Software Engineer in Six Months: A Blueprint

Learning to code in six months is most definitely an achievable goal. In this post, I’ll point you to a blueprint that will get you there. People always doubt me when I say you can become a software engineer in six months. Even when I put forth myself as an example, they say it’s not […]

How To Become a Web Developer Without a Degree in ONE Course

In this post, you’ll learn how to become a Web Developer without a degree using just one resource. We’ll look at that resource as well as tips to help you learn to code and change careers with success. Quick Nav My Own Story The #1 Reason Most Fail Do You Need a Degree? How To […]

How To Get Paid More as a Software Developer in 2022

This tech industry is in a golden age and demand for software developers continues to grow. These 4 tips will show you how you can get paid more as a software developer. Quick Nav 4 Ways To Get Paid More As a Software Developer 1. Change Companies 2. Move Up In Rank 3. Learn New […]

How to Find Freelance Work Online as a Web Developer

Are you interested in finding freelance work online, but not sure where to find it? This article will show you the best way to find freelance work online as a web developer from my own personal freelancing experience. Quick Nav Introduction Upwork? The daily mindset of an agency How to Find Freelance Work Online as […]