What to show when job hunting?


#1

I’ve never worked in programming before but I’ve been working in Rails
for a couple of years now and I’d like to find some entry-level work.

What kind of things should I have prepared to show when I’m looking for
work? I’ve got a couple of Rails apps in development but haven’t got
anything solid and completed so far.

Jeff


#2

If you’ve been working in Rails for 2 years (a good chunk of the time
that
Rails has been around) then you should have something to show the
prospective employer. If you don’t, write something simple that
showcases
your abilities and get it online!

I always ask to see examples of what the prospect has done. If they
can’t
give me access because it’s a closed system, then i try to get them to
send
screen shots.

When you come in for an interview, bring a portfolio with you… should
have
screenshots, database designs, anything that can showcase your
awesomeness.
I have always done that, and my students always have good luck with that
technique as well. It gives you something to talk about when they ask
about “a tough project you were involved in” or say “give me an example
of
a time when you…”

Good luck in your job hunt!