Maximize callbacks?

Northrop Grumman iamaditya
May 26 13 Comments

Anyone have tips on how to maximize call backs? I’m sitting at a 1% ratio with 300 applications and 3 responses.

I just hacked together a full stack project using Java Spring Boot and React to slap on my resume. I have 2 YOE in Python Web Development and Automation. Any other suggestions?

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TOP 13 Comments
  • Target / Eng tmDe33
    Use async/await instead.
    May 26 0
  • Microsoft FFSake
    Don’t call, wait for you being called/pinged on LI. That way your success ratio is 100% in terms of speaking to recruiter :)
    May 26 0
  • LinkedIn / Sales dfhakr
    Referrals, referrals, referrals.
    May 26 4
    • Northrop Grumman iamaditya
      OP
      How do I meet others in the tech industry? I’m cool with my coworkers but I honestly have no one else who could refer me to some other company. My coworkers have tried to ask their network for opportunities for me but it’s been a bust.
      May 26
    • LinkedIn / Sales dfhakr
      Meetups, conferences, join Slack groups that are active in your city... put yourself our there, be willing to help others
      May 26
    • AppDynamics ufookinwut
      Referrals are the only way in for tech. I've applied at companies 10x and never got a callback or even a rejection email. Get a referral and get a call same day.
      May 26
    • Cadence DJQr67
      Okay Steve balmer 😜
      May 26
  • Uber UberPool
    Take those hacked up projects, throw them on your github, and put a link to your github on your resume. Those projects do not deserve their own section. You’ll need a referral from a friend who can speak kindly about your skills. NG just isn’t the type of branding that looks good on a resume.
    May 26 3
    • Northrop Grumman iamaditya
      OP
      Yup, I’ve done the first part. And dang, I was planning on hosting one of them once I finished for demo purposes on AWS but is that not a good idea? I agree that NG is barely a household name.
      May 26
    • Uber UberPool
      It’s not that it’s not a household name, for example is “databricks” a household name? Problem is Recruiters and HMs need to pull in people that will pass HC, and odds of that happening are hugely increased with someone from a SW company. The problem with defense is the hiring bar is extremely low. Odds are that they won’t be able to pass TPS and are just ignored. You need a friend at one of these companies you want to work for to vouch for you.
      May 26
    • Northrop Grumman iamaditya
      OP
      Yeah, I agree that the hiring bar is low. Once my nontechnical lead said “we’re getting a python expert” and the new hire didn’t even know how to program. It amazed me.

      Should I put my LeetCode stats on my resume to mitigate that? Just kidding, I’ll look at meetups in my local area. Hopefully I can find some good people there.
      May 26
  • Amazon :—)
    +1 On the linked in profile plus turn on the recruiting flag.
    May 26 0
  • Amazon :—)
    Go to tech meet ups. Meetup.com.
    May 26 0