How did you find your first software developer job?
Published on: 01 May 2023 by Chetan Mittal
I found my first software developer job by sending my resume to almost 300+ companies in Melbourne, Sydney, and Bangalore.
Everyday I applied to 50 jobs on Seek.com.au and just waited for a reply.
Most of the replies I got back were for customer service jobs. It was tough being Indian in Australia then.
I went to 10+ technical coding interviews where I wrote a software program in C++ or PHP (if company was a startup. PHP was really cool back then in 2001.)
I got selected for a QA job and I joined. One day my manager asked me, mate can you code in Java, and I said I will try if you allow me mate. He allowed me and I became a software developer building desktop applications in Java Swing.