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I’m job hunting for Software Engineer roles in the Toronto, Canada area. For context, I graduated in April 2020 when Covid became the worlds problem and many were let go. I didn’t want to stay unemployed so took a role as a PM. I’ve recently revamped my portfolio and am ready to start applying for roles again. Any software engineers have any tips for me as I embark on this journey? Thanks in advance!

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Best wishes! The most important piece of advice I can give is to make sure you have your technical skills in order for tech portion of the interview rounds. If you haven't been active for some time, it's best to brush up on your skills before actively looking so you are prepared.

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Also I would like to say, you get hired if you show you have github repository where you actively contribute to the project relavant to the job you are applying. Make a personal website showcasing the portfolio, write some tech articles on medium.com. Basically sell yourself, so companies run to grab you.

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Network and attend college fairs! You're a recent grad so you still should be able to attend those. Plus, you can leverage the alumni association for networking purposes.

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I would agree with teh above - the website/Github stuff is very important and it's about packaging yourself well. Companies will come to you if you get it right. Best of luck with the transition!

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Best of luck! Let us know how it goes

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