Seattle referral for wife

Facebook opOU43
Oct 8 11 Comments

My wife is a good frontend dev, mostly focused on React. She finished bootcamp, after it joined a startup, but it has bleak future due to lack of funding. We find it quite ineffective to apply through regular channels like applying with CV through Indeed or company websites. After applying to about a hundred of them, we got only rejects or silence. I don't really know myself how to navigate this space as was only working at FB for 5+ years. Meetups aren't quite helpful either. What are the better ways to land a job? Anybody can give referral?(pm or comment for CV) How to get in contact with actual devs? Thanks!

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  • Facebook opOU43
    OP
    Thanks for the advices! We had resume reviewed, no clear red flags. Some people suggest removing bootcamp experience altogether. Is it necessary? Can't think of anything else.

    Will try LinkedIn!
    Oct 8 6
    • Roku cruella
      Depending on how many yoe ur wife has u can remove boot camp.
      Oct 8
    • Facebook opOU43
      OP
      Masters is in linguistics. She has 3 months startup + 6 months bootcamp. Suggest drop both masters and bootcamp mentioning based on that?
      Oct 8
    • Roku cruella
      Hmm. That might be too little exp to drop either or them. I really can’t recommend either ways here. Suggest get better advice than mine on this
      Oct 8
    • Facebook opOU43
      OP
      Sure, thanks for the advice regardless! That's why it's hard for us. Trying to put myself in employer position and don't know why I wouldn't invite such person to an interview.
      Oct 8
    • Roku cruella
      Yea. Referrals are the best.
      Might be able to find something niche where job combines some linguistic requirement with dev stuff
      Oct 8
  • Microsoft iamletired
    Referrals are always best, but applying for jobs through indeed is quite effective IME. Maybe get a 2nd opinion on the resume?
    Oct 8 0
  • Roku cruella
    5+ years isn't "only".
    Anyways referrals are always better than the alternative.

    Also try LinkedIn.

    Maybe get resume reviewed if not getting any callbacks
    Oct 8 0
  • New / Eng Minnesota
    You want us to refer you to a wife?
    Oct 8 1
    • Facebook opOU43
      OP
      Confused by your question a bit. She'd like to have a referral if that helps
      Oct 8

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