The Firehose Project Alumni Panel

There are a number of different steps that bridge the gap between being able to code, and signing your first job offer. The natural progression is: Learning to code Applying to positions Getting an interview Getting an offer Accepting the offer Working as a developer Getting your next job Navigating the transition between each stage…

Ken Mazaika

Crafting the Perfect Cover Letter

A cover letter is probably the only thing more important than your resume. Here’s how to make the perfect one. It’s pretty well known that the only thing more important than having a solid resume, is having a solid cover letter. Most of the time, your resume will be something that’s static – it’s not…

Ken Mazaika

How to Hack Networking and Start Coding for a Living

When you start out, you’ll have no job, no professional experience, no proven track record, and likely very few connections in the industry. Things will change rapidly after you land your first position, but getting it takes some work. That’s where networking comes in. Networking is a bit of a dirty word. People associate networking…

Marco Morawec

The Ultimate Guide to Finding Killer Jobs in Web Development

Looking for a job in web development? If you’ve already got the skills, this guide is what you’re looking for. Close that Google search for “web developer jobs” and skip square one altogether with this resource goldmine for finding a career in web development. If your skills need some sprucing up or are a little…

Ken Mazaika

The Only Thing Between You and a New Job as a Junior Web Developer

Everyone looking to get a junior web developer job and transition careers should be intimately familiar with the technical interview process.  Especially, since the technical interview is likely the only thing between you and a fulfilling career as a web developer. Even for career switchers with plenty of prior interview experience the technical interview is very different from any…

Ken Mazaika

11 Signs it’s Time to Switch Careers

How many times have you found yourself complaining about your job? Sure, we’ve all had those days staring at the clock, counting down the minutes until we can leave the office. But if correctly calculating the number of seconds until you can go home was the most productive thing you did all day, it might be time to look…

Ken Mazaika