How To Get a Job As a Front End Web Developer: A Complete Step-by-Step Guide

How To Get a Job As a Front End Web Developer: A Complete Step-by-Step Guide

A step-by-step guide outlining the EXACT process I used to get 12 job interviews in 12 weeks

What You'll Learn

Employment
Get a Job
Front End Web Development

About

*** If you're interested in becoming a front end web developer, this course IS for you! ***

This course is the result of a web development job study I did and I ended up getting 12 interviews in 12 weeks. Yes, I'm serious. Of those 12, most of them offered me a job and in the end I was able to pick which company I wanted to work for. 

The goal was to learn what skills companies are actually looking for, and I found those... and much much more. I found a formula for getting interviews quickly. 

I even had The City (that I live in) interview me. Twice! 

This course goes over everything I did, in a simple step-by-step guide. You'll learn:

  • How to find what skills are ACTUALLY in demand in your city
  • How to filter the noise and bad advice in Facebook groups
  • The REAL truth about React and Bootstrap
  • The REAL skills you need to get a job as a front end web developer
  • If you REALLY need a GitHub account and a portfolio website
  • How to NOT get stuck on small things (hint: stop being a perfectionist, it's holding you back)
  • How to find companies that are hiring in your city
  • Why remote jobs are NOT as awesome as people think
  • How to apply for your first job
  • How to manage your first interview
  • How to manage your nervousness in interviews
  • How to get TONNES of interviews. I got 12 interviews in 12 weeks.
  • How to negotiate your salary and how to deal with the dreaded "how much money do you want?" question
  • What companies are REALLY looking for (hint: it's not what you think)
  • Can't get any interviews? There's a lesson on how to climb out of that hole
  • Soft skills vs. technical skills -- which should you focus on?
  • How to get a job by making friends
  • What to do once you land your first web development job

This course is action-orientated. If you are willing to do the work, this course WILL work for you and get you a job soon. 

You will learn about some nasty truths about getting an interview in any industry and how to handle them. Don't get discouraged when somebody doesn't call you back. 

But most importantly, you'll learn the secret to always having a job in web development. Actually, it's not a secret, it's just something nobody openly talks about. 

If you're serious about getting a job as a front end web developer then this course is definitely for you.

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Modules

Introduction
1:54 Introduction
2:45 Don't Believe Everything You Hear
3:17 The Truth About React And Bootstrap
Getting Started
4:70 The REAL Requirements
2:56 Do you REALLY need a GitHub Account?
2:24 Do you REALLY need a portfolio website?
1:21 This is important!
2:50 Don't Get Stuck On The Small Things
5:55 How To Find Web Development Jobs In Your City
3:14 Remote Jobs Are NOT The Best
6:46 Applying For Your First Web Development Job
3:12 Your First Interview
1:38 Don't Be Nervous
6:34 How To Get Tonnes of Interviews
7:10 Negotiating Your Salary
5:10 What Companies are REALLY Looking For
7:56 The Hard Part
3:36 After Your First Job Offer
8:20 Not Getting Interviews? (Solution)
3:38 Soft Skills Always Win
4:51 How To Make Friends and Get a Dev Job
5:33 Once You're In
Conclusion
10:49 Summary and Next Steps

Reviews

Samra Shaikh

Samra Shaikh

Finally a course which gives you insightful knowledge about the apt skills required for a Front-End Developer and not a unicorn :)

Hisham Malik

Hisham Malik

Useful information. Turns out I was wasting my time on skills I don't need

Leon Wheddon

Leon Wheddon

I'm really grateful that Kalob has taken the time to dispel some of the mystique around web design. I find it very difficult to study around a full time job, demoralised by talk that you need Python, php, ruby etc. To know that my HTML and CSS (which aren't too bad) are nearly enough to seriously start applying for jobs. This course is really insightful, i'd recommend anyone who's struggling to take a break and watch a video or two to remind you that you're not that far away! Thanks Kalob!

Steven Buxton

Steven Buxton

I enjoyed seeing straight forward advice for once. Almost anyone you ask makes development out to be some mythical skill set like you're chances of succeeding are becoming the Tom Brady of web design. Makes no sense to me. Every company is hurting for developers yet most developers drive people away.

Jerome Biggins

Jerome Biggins

Finally, a course/resource for how to actually look for and obtain a Front End Web Developer position! There literally isn't any other coursework that offers this. Thank you Kalob for doing this. Now, it's time for me to apply what I've learned and try to get that job. I'll contact you once I find one.

Jesse Paul Miller

So far this course seems to dispel popular myths that prevent aspiring front-end web developers from getting a job.

Pedja Drazic

Pedja Drazic

A great encouraging course to motivate junior developer.
Honest and concise instructor.

Antony ?

Antony ?

Great course, great tips and above all very encouraging. Thanks Kalob.

Chris Lewis

Chris Lewis

Useful, honest, encouraging, engaging, concise, current and enjoyable.

R. R Zea

R. R Zea

Excellent, finally somebody speaking honestly.
Great course; easy to understand, clear, direct and nice.
Thanks Kalob

Ram Einstein42

Ram Einstein42

His personality and attitude just makes everything better. Everything he says, it gets to you and encourages you

WhyDo YouCare

WhyDo YouCare

I like his positive attitude and encouragement and the solid advice he gives.

Don Lowery

Don Lowery

Having been in networking with an MCSE about 20 years ago...teaching and working in broadcasting for many years...would like to leave the US to be able to try to retire in a place I will be able to afford in the future. Being told to learn programming years ago when IT jobs were disappearing...this course provides me guidance on what I need to be doing to prepare getting out of the call centers/healthcare industries and be able to provide a living...along with SSI when the time comes. Thank you!

Shwetha Nathan

Shwetha Nathan

This course very informative and practical in its approach. It helps you to focus on what is important and not get overwhelmed with the various things you are supposed to do be successful.

Peter Hartshauser

This course is extremely helpful. It teaches exactly what you need to know to go after a new developer job.

Berkay Tamer

Berkay Tamer

Loved this course as I learned some great valuable information from it that I will apply in real life. You can tell the instructor knows his stuff and you can feel the confidence behind his statements. Really enjoyed this course!

John Litzenberg

I've been programming for a long time, and recently found myself looking for a new job. The course is extremely helpful so far, and has helped me focus on what I need to do to be ready for those not for the last 23 years interviews! Well-paced and narrated, too.

Krista Zaloudek

Really was inspirational. I am learning about this earlier in my coding journey--but it is never to early to start. Instructor had a great delivery and pleasant voice.

Ng Wei Yuen

Ng Wei Yuen

Straightforward and clear information, about real world situations of doing web development based on the instructor's experience. This course helps me clarify my doubts and shows me a brighter pathway towards web developments

Vincent Tripi

Great quality information. Need to know stuff. Every video was very helpful for me as a recent college graduate applying for Front End Web Developer Positions

Blake Hutchinson

Overall, the course provides good advice. The homework he gives you involves finding out what companies in YOUR local area are looking for and compiling a list. Very actionable advice.

Abu Ismaeel

Abu Ismaeel

I loved the way Kalob teaches and shares his experience.I will share and encourage everyone who will watch this to share this course. It will clear a lot of misconceptions about being a perfectionist and smartest guy.
Thanks Kalob:)

Alcides Apaza Yanarico

An eyes opener course, I am recognizing some errors in my behaviour but that's ok to get better. I really, really like the class so far, so thanks Kalob for the effort put in the course, it has very helpful advice, probably you are changing a life for better.

Jeff Thompson

Jeff Thompson

Awesome course and an even awesomer instructor . Truly gives you the information you need to know to be able to land a front end web developer job.

Edwina Muir

Edwina Muir

This course is perfect timing for me. I'm looking for a front-end development job. I'm very pleased with all the content in this course. It is very helpful and informative. I'm hesitant and scared (entry-level developer) but I'm taking this advice and using it right away. Thank you for this wonderful course.

Megan Charles

Megan Charles

I was able to go through this entire course in an afternoon. I found the majority of the information extremely helpful - as I have been hesitant to apply for too many dev jobs myself given my level of experience (entry level at the moment). Much of the material covered is, to someone like myself who has only just gotten into development in the last year and am not quite sure how to go about "getting in" job-wise, very informative and makes logical sense.

Candice Litteral

Like the class so far. Thanks for explaining that we don't have to learn everything. I am learning basic javaScript right now and trying to make sense on when to put JavaScript and how.

Ariel Gayorgor

Ariel Gayorgor

From the introduction itself I knew that I will learn so much about this course. I have been facing the scenario of possible learning different tools and frameworks to land a good job. Learning all those tools and frameworks are really good. But reality bites. As we learn those very much of time is being consumed but our bills are still coming to us without a pause. So from this course learned what is necessary to be able to land a job of being a front end web developer.

How It Works

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Coursework

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Your Teacher

Kalob Taulien

Kalob Taulien

Front end developer; entrepreneur; online teacher