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🤯 Do this to get hired
How to stand out from the competition
So you’ve taken a course.
But you still haven’t gotten that tech job you wanted.
Here’s what to do next.
A MESSAGE FROM ENTRYLEVEL
Learn tech skills in 6 weeks.
Beginner to tech? No problem. Get guidance for portfolio project and show it off to recruiters in 6 weeks. If you don’t get a job interview after the course, you’ll get a 100% refund.
Post your portfolio project (if you’ve taken an EntryLevel course, you definitely have a project).
But don’t stop there.
The key insights you learned
Your thought process behind your projects
Cool things you’re doing
Questions about your industry
Your story and unique career journey
So when you do cold outreach, people will see your posts and learn more about you.
More LinkedIn tips: https://www.entrylevel.net/events/using-linkedin-for-your-job-search
2. Interact with 1 new person in your industry every day
This doesn’t have to be a lot of work. It can be:
A LinkedIn comment
Talking to someone in a community (like EntryLevel’s Discord, where we post job postings)
A cold outreach message on social media (or email)
In fact, cold outreach is how many EntryLevel students like Christiana landed jobs.
3. Improve your portfolio
Common mistakes to fix in your portfolio as a beginner:
Instead of a generic heading like “my learnings,” put what you actually learn. Pretend your headings are the only things people read (because they kind of are) - people need to understand your value with just the headline
Showcase impact. What did your project help accomplish? If it was a project for a course, what metrics would you have looked at to measure success?
Think “so what?” Every part of your portfolio should answer that question and make the company care about the value you’d bring them. Make it more about the value you bring to the company, rather than just about you
4. Measure and repeat what’s successful
Got no responses to your cold outreach messages?
Refine and try again.
Notice a LinkedIn post performing better when it’s about a specific topic?
Post more about it.
Always look back on how you can improve - it’s how you grow.
You’ll get hired if you do these consistently:
Improve your LinkedIn game
Interact with 1 new person in your industry every day
Improve your portfolio
Measure and repeat what’s successful