If you’re in any position within the computer science category, then you shouldn’t have to worry about job security for at least the next 12 years. You’re in high demand! We’ve developed a short list of our top 5 resources for finding a job in tech. You can always visit our website for the hottest job opportunities at NYC startups and beyond.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook (projected percent change in employment) for Software Developers from 2014 to 2024 is 17% and the median pay is over $100k.
- The average growth rate for all occupations is 7 percent.
- The median annual wage for all workers was $36,200.
So where do you start looking for the best opportunities in one of the most competitive job markets in America?
1) Angel List & Crunchbase – Both sites offer great insight into individual startups, what they do, who is on their team, what’s their funding status, what growth phase are they in and what open jobs are they seeking. You can even apply to multiple positions with one application on Angel list!
2) LinkedIn – The mothership of networking and job opportunities. Check out company pages which allow you to see team members along with their previous experience, education and possible interests. Viewing all the employees together helps get a better idea of who companies hire and a better sense of the organization’s culture. A prospective candidate can opt to follow the companies they’re interested in for updates and job opportunities.
3) Facebook & Twitter – Employers are posting job opportunities on social and followers are tagging friends, retweeting and sharing on their own pages. There is a huge community of job-seekers hunting on Facebook and Twitter and this should include you. Make sure you like companies you are interested in, join groups and pay attention to what influencers and movers and shakers are posting and sharing.
4) Crain’s New York, Technology Section – If you’re in New York, this is a great resource, if you’re not in New York, you can read your city’s weekly business journal as a great way to stay in the loop on what companies are doing, how they’re growing (or shrinking) who the key players are, major product updates and more. A good resource for keeping you plugged into the business community in general – job seeker or not…
5) Company websites – Candidates can visit individual company career sites for new job opportunities and often apply for more than one job at a time or enter relevant keywords to display all the open positions in your field.
As a bonus, we’ll throw in your friends and network as our sixth important resource to finding the best opportunities for software developers. Don’t forget to get out there and network. Meeting people is one of the best ways to find a job. You can also contact one of our recruiters for a one-on-one coaching session. We hope to see you out there. Happy job hunting!