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Hi, I'm Simon 👋 Founder of All The Code.
I know what it's like to come into this industry as a new developer. The grit it takes to walk the path from learning to code to getting that elusive first job.
You don't need to do it alone. I'm here to help. Start here 👇
Simon helped a lot when I was looking for my first developer role, I needed guidance on how to word my CV and what I should look out for in interviews!
I don’t think I would have gotten a job within 6 weeks without his help
I met Simon through his blog, at the time I was very anxious about starting to send out cvs whether I was ready or not, so when an article on his blog made me wonder, if a Senior developer like Simon is talking about what the market expect from junior developers I feel much calmer, after that I started talking to Simon he supported me when I was about to do an interview with tips and guidance and in the same process he directed me in my test I am very grateful for his help and without a doubt he is a great developer and person.
It’s been a year since I first connected with Simon and straight away his insights and advice were key to helping me explore a new opportunity in the tech space and ultimately securing the the job offer I needed to break away from a role I had been feeling trapped in for the previous six years.
These days Simons content is still helping me move closer to my goal of transitioning into a developer role as I continue my learning to code journey by helping me plan my resume and portfolio and helping me know what to expect in the application and interviewing processes.
Hi, I'm Simon 👋
Coding has always been my hobby. Noodling away, evenings and weekends, making projects and solving my own problems. My day job was running a product and manufacturing business that I started after completing a PhD in Electrical Engineering. Over 8 years my co-founder and I ground out a pretty awesome business.
In Feb 2019 that all came to an end and I was on the hunt for a job. I applied for nearly 200 jobs over that spring and summer and I learned a lot about what doesn't work.
Apparently a Dr title and 8 years of entrepreneurship don't count for much in the job market.
In the middle of the summer, I started applying for my first coding jobs. I had exhausted all other job types in the region. I had no idea if I had the chops to be a full-time developer but I figured it couldn't hurt to try.
It still wasn't plain sailing. At times it felt like companies only wanted to hire an ex-Google engineer 🤷♂️
Finally I managed to persuade an amazing company to employ me as a developer at the end of the summer.
Since then I have spoken to dozens of companies and recruiters who are hiring developers and honed my online portfolio and LinkedIn to make sure I have a steady stream of inbound job prospects. I have interviewed with a further 11 companies and been offered 10 roles, of which I have turned down 8.
That's a 90% success rate for me and 20% for them!
I did this by reviewing all of my email conversations, applications, the CVs I sent to employers analyzing what worked and what didn't. I reviewed the vacancies I applied for, spoke to recruiters and hirers and garnered honest feedback about what hadn't worked and what did. I took all that data and revamped my application process from the ground up.
Applying for your first developer role without a computer science background is not an impossible task, it's a process that can be implemented, refined, and benefited from.
If any of this sounds familiar then, like I said above, you don't need to do this alone. Join my mailing list and hit reply to the welcome email and tell me about yourself, I reply to every single email I get 😄
Whether you are just starting with coding or if you have 20 years of experience, Simon's posts will always leave you thinking about something you didn't consider before.
His content covers tons of different topics like tools, tech tips, setup, reflections (my favorites) and has helped me keep my motivation going on tough days. I can't recommend it enough.
Also, he is a truly nice guy, but please, don't DM him just to say "Hi". 😂
I started following Simon because of the legitimacy of the content he was posting. Simple, useful and applicable realistic tips based on experience acquired through his extensive career.
I continue to follow Simon because the quality of his posts continues to improve and impress as his follower's counter goes up, instead of becoming more generic as it often happens with your everyday influencer.
And to be completely honest, I want to succeed in a software development career, and probably without even noticing, Simon already played a huge part in it.
I came across allthecode via Instagram reels and found the content to be quite handy yet bite sized.
Hearing from someone who has undergone the process is better than other content out there
Simon is really helpful and always gives solid and useful advice. He has a lot of experience and knows what he's talking about.
Would definitely recommend Simon to anyone at any stage of their coding, whether complete beginner or hunting for their first role!