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I got my OCPJP certificate recently and I've been applying to entry-level jobs with no luck. I have a github page and a website. I have no idea what the recruiters are thinking of me, but it is not what I expect. I am looking for a place where I can post my resume and get technical feedback. My website is here: http://www.ivandimitrov.co.uk/ if you feel like criticising. Any constructive criticism is welcome.

I am sorry if this is not the place for such questions, but I have no idea where else to ask.
 
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Yes you are! My advice is to stick to it. Continue to write code and keep applying for jobs.
 
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Ivan Dimitrov wrote:I got my OCPJP certificate recently and I've been applying to entry-level jobs with no luck. I have a github page and a website. I have no idea what the recruiters are thinking of me, but it is not what I expect. I am looking for a place where I can post my resume and get technical feedback. My website is here: http://www.ivandimitrov.co.uk/ if you feel like criticising. Any constructive criticism is welcome.

I am sorry if this is not the place for such questions, but I have no idea where else to ask.

You are worth everything.  Especially in not the greatest economic times like these of a global recession combined with a global pandemic,  if you haven't already, it may be just the time to incorporate job leads from friends, family, neighbors, and/or basically anyone you come into contact with.  When they do hire, managers are likely to lean towards someone that, if they don't know personally, then they may know vicariously through someone else.  You may also want to look into volunteering, at least temporarily (perhaps at a non-profit).  As JM said, keep your head high and keep pushing!
 
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The hardest job to get is the first job. They all say "entry level", but they actually want experience. What you have to be able to do is persuade people who probably know totally nothing about IT other than a list of buzzwords that you can, in fact, do the job.

Connections definitely help, and it's a curse that people with good IT skills are often lacking in social skills and connections, but that's how it is. Keep at it!
 
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Try online code tutoring sites.  
 
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Welcome to the Ranch

Are you suggesting OP do some teaching online? That would be good experience. Do you know any good sites? I wouldn't recommend most of those I have seen.
 
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Campbell Ritchie wrote:Welcome to the Ranch

Are you suggesting OP do some teaching online? That would be good experience. Do you know any good sites? I wouldn't recommend most of those I have seen.



Yes. My friend uses chegg.com and he does this for alternative income.  There are few sites out there, I think Ivan can try those while he is looking for job.
 
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Thank you Maybe ID will find that suggestion (and a little cash on the side) helpful.
 
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