Hey, my name is Daniel Chae and I run Course to Hire! If you’ve ever asked yourself any of these questions:
- Where do I even start?
- Which programming language should I learn?
- How do I find a coding mentor?
- What certifications and courses do I need to take?
- How and where do I start applying for jobs?
- How do I get a job in tech without any experience?
You’re in the right place.
Learning how to code and getting a job in tech can be hard.
But I’m here to show you exactly what you need to do to make both happen.
After years of frantically taking online courses and doubting myself, I finally got serious about coding because I didn’t want to waste any more time learning the wrong way.
This time, I started to identify which parts of the coding process excited me most, as means to stay motivated and fight discouragement. I discovered how mobile apps were coded and tested, what an API was, and how Bootstrap templates worked.
I focused on how I could apply what I already knew about programming to projects. Pretty soon I was calling API routes, coding mobile apps, and crafting beautiful websites.
At the time, I had zero years of experience, but I was confident I could land a full-time, salaried position.
As I looked for jobs I networked with decision makers and individuals involved in the hiring process. I conducted information interviews and fine-tuned my answers to behavioral interview questions. I ended up landing interviews with Facebook, TikTok, Amazon, Nike, and several startups. Disney and Google even flew me out for final round interviews.
After a three months of applying to jobs, I took a role at Interscope Records in Santa Monica, CA where I wrote automation scripts for wrangling data from Spotify’s API, created internal tools and dashboards, and helped bolster the company’s data infrastructure.
I want the same for you. I want to show you exactly what you need to do to learn how to code. I’ll show which languages you need to learn, which learning resources to use, and how to stay motivated.
I’ll also show you what you need to do to land a job in tech. I’ll show you which roles you should be applying to, how to get a recruiter’s attention, and how to ace every part of your interview (behavioral, technical, problem solving).
But first, I’d love to get to know you better. Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, introduce yourself, and say hi. Feel free to also add me on LinkedIn here. If you want to hear more about how I learned how to code and landed interviews and job offers from so many reputable companies, subscribe to my newsletter below.