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Starting Your Programming Career? Here’s How to Use Triplebyte to Supercharge Your Job Search

By Triplebyte on Jun 11, 2020

Starting Your Programming Career? Here’s How to Use Triplebyte to Supercharge Your Job Search

Jobseeking in the early part of your software engineering career can be tough. Adding Triplebyte to your toolkit to showcase your skills and stand out to recruiters and hiring managers is an easy way to supercharge your search.

What Is Triplebyte?

Triplebyte is a hiring platform specifically for software engineers that uses a background-blind process to help engineers at all levels showcase their technical skills. Over 450 tech companies use Triplebyte to hire engineers because it helps them find talent that a traditional LinkedIn or resume search would overlook. Not to mention: Triplebyte is free for engineers.

How Does It Work?

You’ll take a short, 30-minute multiple-choice quiz (there are Entry-level versions for engineers just starting out), then create a technical profile to accompany your quiz results. The entire quiz and profile creation process takes less than an hour start-to-finish, and can be completed at any time.

What Are the Key Benefits to Early-Career Engineers?

1. All quiz-takers receive personalized feedback on their performance. This feedback will help you identify your strengths, as well as areas to brush up on along the early part of your career. Feedback includes tips and resources to additional study material and practice questions.

2. Triplebyte creates a level playing field for early-career engineers, as it prioritizes showcasing technical strengths to recruiters over work experience.

When Recruiters search on Triplebyte, their results are ranked based on technical skills and preferences. This addresses a challenge in visibility for early-career engineers on many other hiring sites, where prior job titles and length of experience is prioritized in matching.

Profiles start with showcasing technical skills, followed by personal interests/job preferences, and end with work experience. This is especially helpful for bootcamp grads or self-taught coders, as it enables recruiters to compare them vs. the competition based on technical skills rather than prior software engineering experience or CS degree.

3. You can further stand out to recruiters by expressing interest in their jobs on Triplebyte and attaching a brief message about why you are enthusiastic in the company, and why you would be a great fit. Interested candidates are highlighted to recruiters and your personalized message shown to them at the top of your profile.

4. All quiz takers are invited to join a community of other engineers of all experience levels. You can find additional job opportunities and resources, and get job search, interview and career advice from veteran engineers.

How to Get Started?

To start, take the Triplebyte quiz to get feedback on your strengths and opportunity areas. Since it’s meant to measure the skills you’ve acquired so far in your early career, you don’t need to prepare or study for the quiz. It takes about 30 - 40 minutes and can be accessed at any time.

Wondering if you're ready to take the quiz? 98% of successful quiz takers get at least 4 of these 5 questions correct. You can also try out some practice problems here.

If you have more questions about Triplebyte or the quiz, take a look at this FAQ here.

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