The New York Times and Bloomberg estimate that the economy added 170,000 jobs in September and that the unemployment rate declined to 3.7 percent from 3.8 percent.
According to CompTIA, software developers were in particularly in high demand. Other IT positions that saw marked increases included system analysts, IT support specialists, web developers, database administrators, and cybersecurity analysts and engineers.
Hybrid work is also on the uptick, with all industries offering more remote/hybrid roles month-over-month, as per ManpowerGroup.
How to stand out among the competition?
However, competition is also pretty high among developers. So how can you stand out? Aside from polishing your resume and portfolio and thoroughly prepping for the interview, here are a few more ways of differentiating yourself:
Personal projects and GitHub
Showcase your skills and passion by working on personal projects and sharing them on your GitHub. Employers often appreciate candidates who demonstrate their coding abilities through practical applications.
A strong online presence
Build a professional online presence on platforms like LinkedIn and GitHub. Share your expertise, connect with industry professionals, and showcase your work.
Cultivate a strong professional network by attending tech events, meetups, and online forums. Networking can lead to valuable opportunities and collaborations. Most of our grads find jobs through networking.
Stay informed about industry trends
Regularly read tech blogs, follow tech news, and engage in discussions about industry trends. Being well-informed about the tech landscape can help you stay ahead of the curve and enable you to provide valuable insights to potential employers.
Contribute to open-source projects to gain practical experience, collaborate with peers, and demonstrate your commitment to the tech community. Open-source contributions can enhance your credibility and skillset.
The tech landscape is thriving, and with dedication and these strategies, you can position yourself for success.
Keep an eye on industry trends, cultivate your network, and showcase your skills, and you'll be on the path to achieving your professional goals.
Boost your knowledge
Thinking about breaking into tech? Changing your career can be challenging and scary. The good news is that you don't have to do it all alone. We're thrilled to introduce our brand new podcast, "TechStart,"on Apple Podcasts or Spotify.
About The Podcast: Join your host, Will Newsom, as he guides you through the rocky path of pursuing a tech profession. In this show, you'll explore the realities of career shifting and hear real-life success stories from recent students of TripleTen.
Take a listen and leave a review to let us know your thoughts! Stay tuned for more exciting updates in our next newsletter, and remember that your future in tech is full of possibilities.