You'll be re-assured to know that we have our own bespoke training academy which teaches our consultants both how to recruit and what to look for. Ultimately though, there is little you can “look for” when finding Ruby developers. We're always trying to immerse ourselves in the community, so if you're looking for a job and want to make yourself known, do the same - talk to people! Recruiters want to find out what you've been doing, who you've worked for, what projects you've contributed to and so on. It doesn't need to be super formal!
Everyone is different in life, and it is the same when it comes to a candidate’s experience.
We’ve worked with Le Wagon for the past year now and have been to both the hiring days they’ve done so far - we loved meeting so many brilliant graduates in one afternoon. We've worked with a number of candidates who've completed the bootcamp and so we've quickly understood the value of it! What people can achieve in just 9 weeks is awesome, and we love the fact that nearly every profile is different.
That’s the beauty of it. People have come from different backgrounds, yet they’re all keen to enter the world of software or web development.
Also, get social! The Ruby community is brilliant. I’ve been lucky enough to be a part of it for the past 5 years.
It’s tight knit and there are a variety of characters within it, but ultimately, the passion that people have for Ruby certainly shines through. They’re proud to be Ruby developers and are always keen to help each other out.
If you're wondering about what makes you Junior, Mid-level and Senior, we tend to see Junior as 2 years experience, Mid as 3-4 and Senior by around 5.
For the job market, there’s certainly a trend towards remote working at the moment. The more days working from home a week that a role offers, the more attractive it is and so we'll help you find this. Most companies understand that the project and work is important too, and quite rightly. We've found that developers want to enjoy what they do and want to feel like they’re making an impact or a difference. If the project doesn’t make you feel like that, in our experience people tend not to hang around that long, so make sure it's something that excites you!
Keep going, don’t give up. It can be a frustrating market at times as it is highly competitive but ultimately, with hard work, dedication and persistence, you’ll get the job you want.