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Codecademy on Resume OR

Codecademy on Resume OR

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Codecademy founder Hadi Partovi explained the importance of teaching programming to high school students, and what skills he wished he’d known how to teach himself. He also suggests ways to approach schools without a degree, or without a traditionally-defined career path.

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We know how much effort and commitment you’ve put into your development career. And ideally, hiring managers would be able to learn everything about your skills and experience before deciding whether to move you to their interview list. Unfortunately, most of us only have a few seconds to grab someone’s attention. The online courses on your resume should help show that your entire professional history up to now has made you the perfect candidate for the job.

You might be asking: Does that mean that anyone who can use a computer has computer skills? Technically, yes. But, when it comes to listing them on your resume, you'll want to focus on the specialized computer skills that you're particularly good at and will help you succeed in the job. For example, while almost everyone can use a spreadsheet application like MS Excel, you could draw attention to your knowledge of its advanced functions. (Source: www.codecademy.com)

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We know how much effort and commitment you’ve put into your development career. And ideally, hiring managers would be able to learn everything about your skills and experience before deciding whether to move you to their interview list. Unfortunately, most of us only have a few seconds to grab someone’s attention. The online courses on your resume should help show that your entire professional history up to now has made you the perfect candidate for the job.

I'd also highly recommend hitting up freecodecamp, it teaches you a lot of things with a lot less hand holding than codecademy. It also has a few projects in between sections to help you practice the skills you learned. Something very important you'll want to do is build yourself a solid professional website to showcase yourself and your skills. It's something that can serve as an extension of your resume, instead of having to cram your resume together too tightly. You can showcase projects that you work on, link to your social media, a blog page if you would like to create a blog, its just an extremely flexible way to present yourself. (Source: www.reddit.com)

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A functional resume focuses on your skills and strengths and doesn't include specific dates, names, and places. These resumes are great for career-changers, as they help show off your transferable skills (the skills you've picked up in other work that's applicable to computer science jobs, like time management and teamwork). They're also good for first-time job seekers, as you can include volunteer and classroom experience.

Do you have any free resources that you would recommend? I want to learn how to code and I'm a college student right now. I want to learn code in advance so I can do more things later. I can't afford to take proper classes but I'm quite good at self-learning (learned cal 1 and cal 2 on my own with a few books) so I hope I can get somewhere. Thank you! (Source: www.reddit.com)

 

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