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Hi everyone, I need some help/advice. My bf is English, he came for me in France but struggle to find a job. He used to be an admin officer. At the end of 2019, he went to a tech boot camp to follow an intensive course to become a full stack developer. The big issue is that he finished his course in January but still struggle to find a job. He is open to remote job but still, can't find anything. Will you have any tip or advice to help him, the situation is affecting his mental health. Thx

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Hello! There are a lot of variables here, so I’ll just mention some common things to think about and you can determine if they apply or not. * What does the resume look like? Has he listed other jobs he’s had that were not tech related? Sometimes listing projects is a better option when you don’t have a previous tech job to list. Also, does the resume list the technologies that he knows? You don’t want to over list here, but rather only list the key things he’d be comfortable having a deeper discussion about. * Speaking if projects, does he have 2-3 he can list on his resume. It can be anything that he’s coded that he can do a little write up on and explain the technologies that were used. * If he does have projects, does he have them posted online (i.e. portfolio site) where he could share links to them? Also, does he have a GitHub account or similar for these projects where he could share source code with people as needed? * What type of positions is he going for? Is he looking only for Full-Stack? He may need to broaden the search to include front-end roles. There is a lot of competition for Full-Stack roles and most places will favor someone with experience. Front end work on the other hand there is a bunch of and sometimes it’s just repetitive work that a junior person could knock out. Won’t be the most exciting, but it pays and it’s valuable experience for the next place. * Does he participate in any local meetup groups? There are a ton of different ones that focus and different tech and it’s a great place to meet people and network. Recruiters also like to go to these too as they know the people there are typically pretty passionate about the subject. ** I realize in the world of COVID this one will likely not be an option right now, but definitely worth looking into for the future. ** * Does he have a proper online profile such as on LinkedIn? This is a great place to list all your stuff and get contacted by recruiters. Even if it doesn’t lead to anything, taking calls with recruiters to learn more is a great way to get comfortable with the process. I’m sure there is other stuff I’m missing, but those are some key things I would be focusing on if I was in his shoes. Hope that helps and happy to answer any follow-up questions you may have!

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Times are tough and it's especially hard to find a job right now, don't forget that! Maybe encourage him to pick up some freelance Dev work to build his resume, get some income, and give him some flexibility around the job search.

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