How to land Android Dev job in 2019 part2
1. Size of a company
2. Target employees
If you have your Android app published and well presented on Google Play, you are not a monkey. So don’t send your CV randomly, waiting for a response like a monkey. Make a list of nearby companies that you would like to work with (check out angel.co).
Find the names of their developers. Talk to them on social media but don’t spam everybody at once. You probably won’t be able to make an appointment with Jake Wharton or other busy guys but regular devs will find some time for you.
If nobody wants to meet you, go to the gym. The gym has a moment in fashion for developers and they talk about code reviews between sets.
Don’t take it too literally. It means that you should try everything. Find them wherever they are.
But before considering the gym…
3. Go to meetups
Meetups are ultra-efficient. Find software development meetups nearby. Arrive 15-30minutes before the start and introduce yourself to guys sitting next to you. Ask them where they work. Tell them that you are looking for a job and ask them for a 3-min code review of your app repository. You are not there to listen to speakers. Chat with devs. Share your contact information and spend some time with them after the meetup. Then follow up on social media for some programming tips.
4. We are hiring!
Ignore ‘open positions’. Some companies keep them only for better SEO. It’s nice if a company really needs an Android dev but great companies always hire great people. Don’t ignore companies that don’t have open positions on the Internet. They will consider hiring anyway if somebody recommends you to a manager or company owner.
5. Improve your app
It doesn’t necessarily mean adding more features. Add a better description, photos, fix critical bugs. Often people don’t have time to review your code but can check out the visual presentation of your app. Continuously improve the codebase and presentation while actively looking for a job. At this point, you get some tips from developers. Listen to them and make changes.
If you attend meetups, talk to devs and continuously improve your app you will land a nice job soon. So don’t waste time doubting your process. Make adjustments and “Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition”.