How to get a job as a Python developer in 2020

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In this video I give advice for landing jobs as a developer. This isn't about algorithms but rather how to communicate and present yourself in the best possible way. Also covered is how to demonstrate you are aware of and understand coding standards and best practices.

In this video I give advice for landing jobs as a developer. This isn’t about algorithms but rather how to communicate and present yourself in the best possible way. Also covered is how to demonstrate you are aware of and understand coding standards and best practices.

Why am I qualified to make this video?

  • I’ve interviewed as an applicant a lot of times.
  • Some of the things I mention are based on correcting my own mistakes.
  • As an engineering manager after 300 interviews I lost count of the number I’ve given.
  • Have led teams ranging from 2 to 120 people.
  • I’m not just a manager, I’ve been writing software professionally for over 23 years.
  • I co-authored of Two Scoops of Django, Django Crash Course, and hundreds of articles about Python, Django, JavaScript, and development.
  • Met my brilliant software developer wife at PyCon US in 2010.

What’s covered in this video:

  • What employers do to filter candidates
  • Presenting yourself well in written communications
  • Improving interviewing skills
  • How to do video interviews better
  • How knowing coding standards and best practices described in PEP-8 and Two Scoops of Django ensures your portfolio code isn’t rejected quickly