Laid Off Out Of Money

New / Eng sr. verlis
Apr 26 37 Comments

I was laid off 4 months ago at the worst time. I have a 3 year old, and it has been an extremely trying time for our family. I have been studying all day, everyday since the day I was laid off, but I’m running out of money.

I’m currently pre offer for two great companies, but would feel more stable getting some more loops started.

I applied to a few front-end openings yesterday:
- Lyft
- Airbnb
- Quora
- Pinterest
- Slack
- Apple
- Walmart
- Splunk
- Uber
- Stripe
- Square

If anyone could help get my application in front of HR, my family and I would be greatly appreciative!

YOE: 5 (React, Node, Express, GraphQL, AWS, Python)

comments

Want to comment? LOG IN or SIGN UP
TOP 37 Comments
  • BluVector sparked
    Go after some smaller companies; all the companies you listed have varying degrees of rigorous hiring processes where as there are plenty of start ups and smaller companies that will pay more than unemployment that can get you an offer in ~2 weeks and have low hiring bars...

    When you’re desperate is not the time to go shooting for the moon. If it works out great, but you seem to be putting all your eggs in one basket
    Apr 26 6
    • BluVector sparked
      Most of them use indeed/zip recruiter for recruitment. The other ways are to pick a market segment do some research and then reach out/look at openings on their websites.
      Apr 26
    • Google / Eng
      rQsc13

      Google Eng

      PRE
      Qualcomm
      rQsc13more
      Thank your input soldier
      Apr 26
    • BluVector sparked
      Yep best of luck on your hunt; oh also stackoverflow is pretty popular for recruitment now as well
      Apr 26
    • Wipro
      spring-/19

      Wipro

      PRE
      Apple
      BIO
      Citizen and democrat
      spring-/19more
      Don’t look down on contracting for immediate financial relief. Bar is low and hire you ASAP.
      Apr 26
    • Pinger / Eng create💻
      Indeed, Hired, TripleByte, LinkedIn, etc... a dev can get more leads than they have time to follow up on.
      Apr 27
  • Adobe blind_msft
    Did you file for unemployment? It's several hundred a week
    Apr 26 2
    • Microsoft / Eng
      Blissey

      Microsoft Eng

      PRE
      Microsoft
      Blisseymore
      You can get unemployment when your contracts end, almost $3000/month?
      Apr 26
    • Microsoft
      hitmonchan

      Microsoft

      PRE
      Microsoft
      hitmonchanmore
      Yes you qualify for unemployment
      Jul 23
  • Facebook / Eng Ivnkatrump
    I can refer you at fb. Lmk
    Apr 26 1
    • New / Eng sr. verlis
      OP
      Thanks! Didn’t make it all the way through last month, but they’ll contact me in 10 months.
      Apr 26
  • Splunk SPLUNKER1
    DM me , I can refer you to Splunk.
    Apr 26 2
    • It’s a French company, isn’t it? Or at least the founder is.
      Apr 26
    • Splunk SPLUNKER1
      No it is not a French company. Founded by three guys here in the US. Headquartered in SF.
      Apr 26
  • Apple JcyU18
    If you find anything at Apple, I’m happy to refer you. DM me
    Apr 26 0
  • Is it really that hard to find a new job if you are in IT?
    Apr 26 2
    • New / Eng sr. verlis
      OP
      As an example, at Facebook, it takes an average of 3 tries to get the job.
      Apr 26
    • 3 on site interviews?

      How about smaller companies?
      Apr 26
  • Wipro
    spring-/19

    Wipro

    PRE
    Apple
    BIO
    Citizen and democrat
    spring-/19more
    I was in same situation several years ago and wasted few months in interviews with big companies for stable job. After 4 months, I cannot wait any more and took contracting with pay bump and worked well.
    Apr 26 1
    • New wrcS08
      Yes that is pretty sound way to go !
      Apr 26
  • Workday ah6577v/
    DM me your resume I can refer you to workday . Do you need any other help ?
    Apr 26 0
  • Salesforce tensorchic
    I'll refer you to Salesforce.
    Apr 26 0
  • New / Eng show me $$
    As the person above mentioned, if you're desperate, you should be casting a wider net than those companies!

    You mentioned you have a good LinkedIn profile, make sure you have set yourself to be "actively looking for new positions". When I did that my inbox was flooded. Also try out services like Hired and Ziprecruiter, although I have no experience with them myself.
    Apr 26 0
  • Oracle / Eng aham
    If you find any jobs at Oracle matching your skills am happy to refer
    Apr 26 0
  • New wrcS08
    Are you open to relocation ? I am in Seattle can push your resume to a few companies here if you are ok
    Apr 26 2
    • New / Eng sr. verlis
      OP
      Yes I am.
      Apr 26
    • New wrcS08
      Please DM me with an email where we can take conversation offline
      Apr 26
  • Fresenius Medical Care / Eng
    rWCe15

    Fresenius Medical Care Eng

    BIO
    Aspire to write good software and music
    rWCe15more
    Why not try contracting jobs.
    Apr 26 1
    • New / Eng sr. verlis
      OP
      I’ve been contracting, but as a parent and sole provider, I need to make enough to cover bills and also pay for health care. I also don’t want to get a bs job and leave it after I get a better offer. I’ve done that, it backfires, and It doesn’t look great.
      Apr 26
  • Chase / Data McJU43
    Network like crazy. Meet people for coffee and/or drinks.

    How does your LinkedIn profile look?
    Apr 26 1
    • New / Eng sr. verlis
      OP
      It looks pretty good! I constantly refactor my resume as well. The current version has gotten FANG attention.
      Apr 26
  • Cisco / Product
    Truthdr9

    Cisco Product

    PRE
    HPE
    Truthdr9more
    are you on immigration plan ?
    Jul 23 0
  • New / Eng sr. verlis
    OP
    I should add that it’s not an emergency, and no one will go hungry. I’m more worried about the near future.
    Apr 26 0
  • Microsoft / Eng
    Blissey

    Microsoft Eng

    PRE
    Microsoft
    Blisseymore
    You can borrow against your 401k in dire situations. Credit cards?
    Apr 26 0
  • New / Eng sr. verlis
    OP
    No severance! Just savings, and some contracting money.
    Apr 26 0
  • Juniper scandeep
    Sorry to hear this. Don’t you get a severance package and unemployment benefits or did you maxed those out too?
    Apr 26 0

Salary
Comparison

    Real time salary information from verified employees