I'm going to write about this recent job search of mine in detail soon, but I thought I'd write down some points that you might find handy.
Deleting my LinkedIn profile prior to the search has had literally zero negative effects. It's massively overrated as a platform.
Having a hire me page has been super handy. It helps communicate your needs and wants consistently with the company and also provides you with a specification to test companies against.
Not having a traditional, PDF-based résumé has had a negative impact, though. This shouldn't be the case in 2018.
My best leads have come from contacts within companies and intros from good friends (even my boss). Only one “cold” lead has progressed any further than initial conversations.
There are far too many companies trying to solve problems with the blockchain and crypto.
We obsess about technology and tools far too much and obsess about people's well-being far too little.
Be wary of companies that begrudgingly allow you to work remote. It probably won't work out in the long run.
Far too many companies require people to live in incredibly expensive cities to sit in front of a computer, communicating over Slack all day. It seems counterintuitive to someone who works well, remotely.
Remote-first companies have had the best interview setups—especially when they use their day-to-day tools to conduct them.
Having supportive pals has been valuable in what's been a very stressful period for me. You know who you are, mates 💖
We've got a lot of work to do as an industry to make recruitment better for people. I'm hyper-aware of what my privilege as a CIS, white male has brought me. It shouldn't be the case.
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