CodeFights Talent Story: Marcus Currie + Evernote

What does it take to go from being an industry outsider to becoming a software engineer at one of the best-known companies in Silicon Valley? Marcus Currie started using CodeFights because he wanted a platform that would help him prepare for technical interviews. He ended up with much more than that! With CodeFights, Marcus leveled up his programming skills, connected with several high profile companies, and ended up with his dream job. Catching the software development bug Marcus Currie majored

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Make Your LinkedIn Profile Work For You

If you were a small business owner and someone offered you a free billboard on the freeway, you’d take it in a heartbeat, right? Free advertising in a high traffic area! That’s a no-brainer – of course you’d want that. And that, friends, is pretty much exactly what LinkedIn is: a free billboard for YOU. Recruiters from tech companies are on LinkedIn all the time, plugging in keywords, looking for leads. The search interface makes sourcing on LinkedIn easy for

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Ace Your Phone Screen By Telling Your Story, Pt. 2

Ace your phone screen by telling your story

In Part 1 of this series, you learned how to craft a Story that will resonate with recruiters. Now we’ll talk about exactly how to tell the recruiter your Story during your phone screen. So you’ve prepared your Story and practiced it a few times. You’ve got your next phone screen scheduled. Now you just need to wow the recruiter! Be ready When it’s time for the phone screen, be ready at the agreed-upon time. The recruiter may call a few

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Ace Your Phone Screen By Telling Your Story, Pt. 1

Ace your phone screen by crafting your story

Sometimes getting through the interview process can feel like trying to find your way through a maze. Scratch that, a labyrinth. One with a bunch of traps and scary parts. (It’s not a perfect metaphor, but work with me here.) There are almost always some predictable stages in the process, though, and one of these is the recruiter phone screen. This is where the recruiter gets a sense of who you are as a candidate and whether you’re worth moving

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Make Your Engineering Resume Stand Out

Make your engineering resume stand out

Love ’em or hate ’em (and we’re guessing you don’t love them), resumes are still part of the typical job search process. But putting your resume together can feel like one of the hardest parts of the whole thing! What should you include? What should you leave out? And do you need to include your home address? (Hint: City and state? Sure. Street address? NO.) A typical engineering job posting can generate hundreds of applications. Only a relatively small percentage

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CodeFights’ Top 5 Interview Tips for Developers

Developer Interview Tips

Finding a new job can be a long process that takes weeks… or even months. This tedious process becomes amplified for software engineers. Since software engineering is a hard skill, most companies try to devise various ways of assessing that skill during the interview. This adds more time, layers of complexity, and obstacles to the job seeking process. At CodeFights, we help software engineers practice and improve their skills through our gamified educational platform. We also connect them to hundreds of top

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