Software Engineering is a GREAT career
Did you know that the average starting salary for a Jr. Developer in the US is ~$64k a year?
Software Engineers with experience that work for Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft, and Google can make upwards of $200k!
Software engineers also enjoy great work-life balance, can often work from home, and provide ample benefits for the employee and their family.
So why are there so few developers?
Year after year, there are significantly more developer jobs than there are developers to fill those jobs. New jobs are being created every day, and employers are just waiting to hire candidates with knowledge and experience.
Starting a career in software engineering can be overwhelming so most people give up before they even start. Some decide to get a degree in computer science (which takes years and adds tens of thousands in student loans), or go to a bootcamp (takes months and costs thousands of dollars). But there are countless engineers in the field today who learned how to program all by themselves!
Start Where You Are!
This book was written for those who are considering a job in software development but don't know where to start. It will take you from not knowing anything about the internet to landing your first job as a Jr. Developer.
But First - Who Am I?
I'm an English teacher turned Software Developer. I do not have a degree in C.S. I never went to a bootcamp. I'm entirely self taught. Since then I have worked up as a Developer to my current position as Director of Engineering at a growing company. Over the last 5 years I have interviewed and hired dozens of Developers into their first roles. I know which Developers get hired, and which ones don't! This book is a cumulation of everything I know about getting a job in the Software Development world.
What is included:
- 62 pages of content
- Curated list of what to learn, where to learn it, and what to ignore to make best use of your time.
- Complete guide to job searching, applying, and interviewing successfully
- The projects you should create before applying to any jobs
- How to setup your linkedIn to attract recruiters and employers
Your Success Matters
Plain and simple, this book was written to get you a job in software development. Consider it an investment to a long and lucrative career.