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    Why learn to code?

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    This is an article I wrote and posted on Linkedin.


    I’ve noticed something extraordinary filling up my inbox recently. It is a new kind of job seeker hoping to start a career in tech.

    At first, I was intrigued by the structure, layout, and richness of their resumes, but then I realized a pattern. Each applicant had created a portfolio website, a Medium blog, and a Twitter feed.  Few had cover letters, and the applicants were all the product coding schools on a closer look.

    About 80% of the submissions appear to be from the “9-to-5 technology tourist” who has clearly been trained to apply pattern-matching techniques to their resumes.

    Read more on Linkedin


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