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Ryan Mouser
Ryan Mouser
Treehouse Staff

✨ Motivation Monday – Don't give up on your dream job

Motivation Monday

Let's get real – the job hunt is not easy.

Pursuing your dream job can be especially difficult if you don't have a college degree, no real-world experience, and you're trying to make a career switch while juggling learning and other daily life commitments.

The truth is... breaking into tech takes fierce determination and hard work. You likely won't get a job offer on the first, second... or even the third try... but does this mean you shouldn't pursue your dream job? Absolutely not!

“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take."

– Wayne Gretzky

Set yourself up for the long game with all the tools, resources, and support you need. While there's no one-size-fits-all formula for success – there are some recommended practices to help you stand out in the hiring process.

  • 📝 Keep a spreadsheet or project file of all the companies and roles currently hiring that you want to pursue
  • 💼 Build an up-to-date LinkedIn profile + resume
  • ✨ Display a portfolio of your projects online
  • 💬 Network with folx in tech on social
  • 🛠 Contribute to open-source projects on GitHub
  • 💻 Practice for the Technical Interview
  • 📚 Keep learning and getting better

Wherever you are in the process - know that if you keep pursuing your dream job, you will eventually land it. Don't give up. 💙

⬇️ Check out these resources

Start building your roadmap to success – here are some resources to help you along the way.