Jacqui de Gruyter2023-02-13 15:52:49
Easy tips for a perfect CV for app developers
Creating a resume can be a hell of a job. You need to sell yourself to the company that you would like to work with. You’ll want to present yourself in the best way possible, with all the relevant information highlighted. As a tech recruiter I see many resumes on a daily basis. Some are good, some are bad, but most resumes I see have great potential and could be greatly improved with just a few tiny tweaks. This way you have an opportunity to make the best possible first impression as a developer ánd as a professional.
Jacqueline de Gruyter2023-02-08 16:46:48
Do this before you start applying to jobs!
Finding a job can be quite stressful. A job determines so many different factors in your life: income, growth opportunities, relationships (colleagues) and happiness are all to a degree related to your job. It is therefore important that yóu are in control of why and when you apply so you can make the right move at the right time. That is the surefire way to ultimately find your next dream job. To help you with this, we put together a blog with tips, tricks, do’s and don’ts when searching and applying for a job. From searching, CV writing, applying and the job interview itself. Let’s get into it!
Join the Coffee Coding Meetup with Maike
Whether you are a seasoned programmer or learning to code Apps. You have questions, or simply want to be in the environment of other like-minded friends. Join the Coffee coding meetup. This meet up is part of the Appsterdam community. Appsterdam is a volunteer-run, non-profit community which organizes events for App Makers, by App Makers. Appsterdam provide infrastructure to support the app ecosystem with weekly lectures, weekly bar meetups, peer support, tech events and more. Their goal is to bring people together, no matter what background or skill level you possess.
Jacqueline de Gruyter2022-01-27 11:12:49
Freelance vs employment for app developers – What are the pros and cons?
It is probably an important choice for many software developers after a number of years of employment: do I stay employed, or do I take a plunge in the deep and start working as a freelancer? Figures from Dutch Bureau of Statistics show that IT specialists are in the top 10 professions with the most freelancers. More than one in five IT professionals is self-employed. Not a big surprise perhaps, you earn more as a freelancer and you get more space to do your work as you see fit. In addition, you can choose projects or clients that appeal to you.
Maike Warner2021-12-08 10:20:26
Should I share my code when applying for a job?
Worldwide, millions of developers share their projects with a version control system. As a developer you can choose to share your code or keep it private. The great thing about a version control system is that it is possible to manage different versions and fall back on a previous version if something goes wrong. Sometimes developers make their projects public on purpose, so that other developers can contribute to their project and implement changes. Maybe you like to participate in projects yourself as well. It is also good fun to show your code to the world after all, your code is something to be proud of.
Jacqueline de Gruyter2021-08-05 10:54:18
5 tips to help you relocate to the Netherlands as App Developer
App Development in The Netherlands is booming business! So much so that HR-departmenst of app-agencies are having difficulties keeping up with the growth of the industry, resulting in lots of vacancies and not enough highly skilled, experienced app-developers to fill all these positions. App developers from outside of The Netherlands have noticed this too: not only are there plenty of interesting jobs available, the Dutch standard of living and labour circumstances are very attractive too!
Jacqueline de Gruyter2021-07-13 14:23:53
Discover the app community in The Netherlands
In The Netherlands we have a thriving app community. Creative events, interesting meetups and great knowledge-sharing platforms, everything is available right here. We thought it would be a good idea to spread the love and share some of the coolest, most interesting ideas and events in this blog.
Jasper Tolsma2021-06-03 16:44:18
Flutter and Dart: The Future!
Flutter is an open source, cross platform UI toolkit based on Dart and developed by Google. It’s aim is to speed up the development of apps. Because Dart ‘translates’ to native code for both Android and iOS it significantly cuts back development time compared to building parallel apps in Kotlin (Android) and Swift (iOS).