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9 Incredibly Useful Websites To Get Hired As A Software Developer

9 Incredibly Useful Websites To Get Hired As A Software Developer

So you completed your 6-month coding classes. Now what?

Going by United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, the growth rate of software developer employment is set to grow by 17 percent. That’s a huge difference compared to the average growth rate of 7 percent for all occupations.

You can probably expect another software developer in the job market every time you boot up your computer. So, how do you get yourself noticed with your newly minted certificate?

Here are nine websites you want to check out and increase your chances of getting hired in software development:

1. HackerRank

HackerRank home page

    Started in 2012, HackerRank is a platform that provides competitive programming challenges as the means to getting hired. Applicants have to submit their solutions and the winner is decided based on the accuracy and speed of the submission. So you get hired because of your awesome coding skills instead of the way you word your resume.

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    Employers include: Facebook, Airbnb, VMWare

    2. HackerEarth

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      In a similar vein, HackerEarth also has a competitive programming platform for applicants to duke it out with their coding skills. Their platform supports over twelve programming languages (including C, C++, Python, Java, and Ruby) so you definitely can find the right challenge for you and show the world what your codes are made of.

      Employers include: Adobe, Citrix Systems, Symantec

      3. Hired

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        Originally known as developersauction.com, Hired still stands by the label of their previous domain and uses a marketplace concept to auction their meticulously selected pool of tech talents. Companies will then be able to put in their best offer for the talent to review and decide the best one for them.

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        Employers include: Uber, Evernote, Stripe

        4. HackerTrail

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          Targeting the Asia Pacific region, HackerTrail provides a competitive programming platform for applicants to showcase their coding skills and outwit their competition. Each challenge comes with a prize (drones, pebble watches) and also a job offer. Keen to test out your skills before the real thing? HackerTrail also has an Arena which carries mini-games where coders can test their skills.

          Employers include: CapGemini, IDA

          5. Toptal

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            There are companies that prefer to outsource their development work. This is where Toptal comes in. They provide a global network of elite software engineers and designers. Developers can apply as freelancers to be screened and matched with clients whenever there are new projects. To get in, you must pass a screening process that includes tests for English and communication skills and a variety of technical exams so they can make sure you can do what you say you can.

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            Employers include: Zendesk, KDDI, JP Morgan

            6. TribeHired

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              A clone of the Hired.com model, TribeHired is based out of Malaysia and serves the Southeast Asia market. Once you get onto their exclusive top talent list, they will start marketing you to their pool of employers. Companies that are interested in you will let you know, and that kicks off the interview process.

              Employers include: GrabTaxi, Hartalega, Tune Hotels

              7. MomoCentral

              MomoCentral home page

                Another marketplace for companies to outsource their development work, MomoCentral is based in Singapore and caters more for the startup community. Each of their developers are verified, interviewed, and tested before they are made public to companies. This is a good way to score some much-needed experience for your resume.

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                Employers include: AppBackr, Xfers.io, Zookal

                8. gun.io

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                  Gun.io is a marketplace for companies to look for digital product development. They are constantly looking to expand their over 25,000 professional freelance software developers and work closely with clients to put product teams together. Developers get paid on an hourly basis over the project period. Their developers are usually based in the US or Europe.

                  Employers include: Zappos, SolarCity, Amazon

                  9. hirable

                  hirable home page

                    A new kid on the block, Hirable is a new freelance recruiting platform for developers. You create your profile and employers from startups, tech companies, and agencies can start following you just like they would on Facebook. Once you are available, they will know and you can get work much faster.

                    Employers include: Not listed

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                    Last Updated on March 12, 2019

                    20 Inspiring Vision Statement Examples (2019 Updated)

                    20 Inspiring Vision Statement Examples (2019 Updated)

                    There is normally a lengthy list of things you need to consider when starting a business, and if you don’t manage them properly, your excitement can quickly turn into overwhelm. What can support you to stay inspired and on the right track when starting out? You guessed it: this is your vision statement.

                    What Is a Vision Statement?

                    A vision statement is like a photograph of your future business, which gives your business shape and direction.

                    A vision statement provides the direction and describes what the founder wants the organization to achieve in the future; it’s more about the “what” of a business. It is different from a mission statement, which describes the purpose of an organization and more about the “how” of a business.

                    If you were to take a photo of your future business now, what would it look like? What do you want your business to be recognized for one day?

                    You need to have a crystal clear vision when you start out, otherwise you can get easily lost in deciding the best way forward. When you are making strategic decisions for your business and even daily operation decisions, your vision statement will give you the inspiration and targeted direction you need.

                    The Importance of a Vision Statement

                    Without a vision statement, your business will lack motivation to keep going.

                    If you don’t aim for anything, you might not hit anything. The more specific and clear you are, the better your chances are at seeing your vision turn into reality.

                    The importance of a vision statement cannot be overlooked; not only does it provide long term direction and guidance, but it also gives you the inspiration and the necessary energy to keep going when you feel lost.

                    Always keep your vision statement alive by revisiting it regularly and communicating your vision with other members of the team, to inspire and motivate them as well.

                    How to Craft an Inspiring Vision Statement

                    1. Dream big and use clear language

                    An inspiring vision statement should inform a clear direction and priorities for the organization, while challenging all the team members to grow together. Based on our expert sources’ advice, we’ve got some great tips for you:

                    • Imagine how you want the business to be like in five to ten years.
                    • Infuse the business’ values in the statement.
                    • Make sure that the statement is implying a clear focus for the business.
                    • Write your vision statement in the present tense.
                    • Use clear and concise language.
                    • Ensure the statement is easily understood.

                    There are many different types of vision statements and there is no wrong or right way to do it. The most important thing is to resonate with it. It will always inspire you and give you a clear targeted direction.

                    2. Get inspirations from the successful companies.

                    Having researched on a number of successful companies’ vision statements, I’ve shortlisted 20 good examples for the new startups:

                    Short vision statements made up of a few words only:

                    1. Disney

                    To make people happy.

                    2. Oxfam

                    A just world without poverty.

                    3. Ikea

                    To create a better every day life for the many people.

                    Quantitative statements are based on numbers, quantities:

                    4. Microsoft

                    Empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

                      5. Nike

                      Bring inspiration and innovation to every athlete* in the world. (*If you have a body, you are an athlete.)

                        Qualitative statements are based on qualities that you want to have:

                        6. Ford

                        People working together as a lean, global enterprise to make people’s lives better through automotive and mobility leadership.

                        7. Avon

                        To be the company that best understands and satisfies the product, service and self-fulfillment needs of women—globally.

                        Competitor based statements – this type is becoming less common, but famous examples are:

                        8. Honda – in 1970

                        We will destroy Yamaha.

                        9. Nike – in 1960s

                        Crush Adidas.

                          10. Philip Morris – in 1950s

                          Knock off RJR as the number one tobacco  company in the world.

                          Role Model Vision Statements – using another company as an example:

                          11. Stanford University – in the past

                          To become the Harvard of the West.

                          12. Reach for Success – in the past

                          To become the next Tony Robbins in self development.

                          Internal Transformations vision statements:

                          13. Apple

                          To produce high-quality, low cost, easy to use products that incorporate high technology for the individual.

                          14. Giro Sport Design

                          To make sure that riding is the best part of a great life.

                          15. Tesla

                          To accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy.

                          16. Sony

                          To be a company that inspires and fulfills your curiosity.

                          17. Facebook

                          To give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected.

                            Longer and more detailed vision statement:

                            18. Walmart

                            To give customers a wide assortment of their favorite products, Every Day Low Prices, guaranteed satisfaction, friendly service, convenient hours (24 hours, 7 days a week) and a great online shopping experience.

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                            19. Coca Cola

                            To achieve sustainable growth, we have established a vision with clear goals:

                            Profit: Maximizing return to share owners while being mindful of our overall responsibilities.

                            People: Being a great place to work where people are inspired to be the best they can be.

                            Portfolio: Bringing to the world a portfolio of beverage brands that anticipate and satisfy peoples; desires and needs.

                            Partners: Nurturing a winning network of partners and building mutual loyalty.

                            Planet: Being a responsible global citizen that makes a difference.

                              20. Heinz

                              Our VISION, quite simply, is to be: “The World’s Premier Food Company, Offering Nutritious, Superior Tasting Foods To People Everywhere.” Being the premier food company does not mean being the biggest but it does mean being the best in terms of consumer value, customer service, employee talent, and consistent and predictable growth.

                              The Bottom Line

                              Remember, always keep your vision statement up-to-date to direct your company’s actions.

                              Remember, once you reach your vision, it needs to be changed. General Motors overtook Ford as #1 automotive company in the world because once Ford’s goal was reached, they never updated it.

                              Keep your vision statement alive and visibly in front of you, revisit it and let it help direct your actions and activities. This is the fun part: this is where you get to dream really big and allow your imagination to fly as high as you want.

                              Don’t hold back, let your creative juices flow and give yourself permission to explore what is possible for your business.

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                              To your success!

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