Hey, how's it going everyone? If you're wondering why you didn't hear from me last week, it's because I was sick. Honestly, even if I weren't, it probably still would have been hard to get the newsletter out because these days I have trouble doing everything, even things like getting out of bed and eating.
This newsletter is one of the few things I can actually (try to) get done on a regular basis. I haven't been doing a lot on the job search because I simply can't. And when I do, it doesn't end well. Like on Sunday, I tried to do a timed code test, but I was still recovering from my cold so my brain couldn't function properly, I felt horrible, and I couldn't concentrate. So I just let the time run out.
I need something else to keep me occupied and make me feel like I'm ~ doing things ~ and not just scrolling through Twitter and watching YouTube videos all day. So I signed up for an online UX bootcamp. I've been wanting to formally study UX for the longest time. And I guess now I have the time to do that. I'm really looking forward to it. Would you all be interested in blog post updates throughout the course?
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The 30 minute guide to rocking your code interview | Yangshun Tay "Hence I spent the last three months figuring out how to improve my coding interview skills and eventually received offers from the big tech companies. In this post, I’ll be sharing the insights and tips I gained along the way."
Thread - Companies that hire juniors | @runhappylife "In my job hunt I noticed there is not a lot of companies that encourage the hiring of juniors and provide mentoring. If you work for a company that does support & develop juniors please tweet your company name. I’d love to work where I support and mentor juniors."
Notes from interviewing as a data scientist | Jay Feng "Overall a few trends stood out to me during the interviewing process that I figured would be helpful for anyone looking for a data scientist role. In addition I received many technical interview questions that generalized what I encountered many times over."
How to make impact as a junior UXer | Oksana Ivanova "Knowing that you are junior never adds any confidence. But being junior in UX is a true blessing, I have to say...here I’d like to provide all juniors with some ideas, thoughts, and an actionable materials to start shaping the UX career of your dreams."
How to avoid leaking secrets to the npm registry | Liran Tal "It is important to take npm security into account for both frontend, and backend developers. Leaking secrets is an easy mistake that can happen for you at work or when you work on your open source projects."
Google Podcasts creator program This is a podcast accelerator for underrepresented groups. You don't need to already have a podcast to apply. "Selected teams will receive seed funding and participate in an intensive training program." Apply by April 14th.
Amazon - UX Designer | Seattle See this tweet. "Come work with me on the Kindle team at Amazon. We are hiring for several UX roles (junior to senior). This UX role works closely with me and is junior to mid."