Here we go! The moment you've been waiting for is here — you've learned some programming and you're ready to look for a job. Well… What’s now? Where to start? In our career center's series of lectures, we'll show you how to find a job in the most effective way.

We'll kick off with the lowdown on job search websites, then move onto crafting killer resumes and cover letters, ace interview techniques, and more.

In this lecture, we're zooming in on the top websites for your job hunt. While non-IT folks often hit up general job-hunting sites, these can work for budding developers too.

Moreover, a simple Google search for terms like "IT dev jobs" can yield useful results.Try it!

However, IT recruitment often utilizes more specialized platforms for "fishing" for talent. The most popular place for IT job searches is LinkedIn, a famous social network with a job board and critical tool that warrants a meticulous approach to profile presentation. It's such a big deal we've dedicated a whole lecture to nailing your LinkedIn profile. However, besides LinkedIn, there's a whole array of crucial job-hunting sites out there specifically for techies.

Job Boards and Professional Social Networks

Here are several LinkedIn alternatives (mixes of social network and job board) and pure job boards:

Glassdoor offers job listings, salary information, and anonymous company reviews, allowing you to apply to companies you're interested in.

Indeed is one of the world's largest job search websites, popular in Europe. You can search for job listings by location and find HR manager contacts.

Xing: This job search social network is especially popular in German-speaking countries—ideal if you dream of moving to Germany, Austria, or Switzerland.

Monster is a significant job search site offering numerous listings across industries.

Dice: Another handy platform to help tech wizards and future tech wizards find their dream job. Definitely worth signing up and diving deep into the job hunt!

DevITjobs: While we've listed the UK version for job searching in the United Kingdom, other country options are available. The interface on this site is a bit different; it's more visual. You first select your field of work from the provided icons, then you can add additional filters. It may seem overly colorful at first, but you'll soon realize that everything is quite conveniently organized.

Upwork: Great for remote work or freelancing opportunities.

Freelancer: Another popular platform for freelancers to find various projects, including IT.

On most of these websites, a quick job search is available. Here you enter keywords or companies you'd like to work for, specify the geolocation (the country and city where you're looking for a job, or remote), click on the "Find Jobs" button, and a list of suitable vacancies will be displayed.

Also on all of these platforms, you need to fill out information about yourself or attach your CV. What kind of job you prefer, your experience, education. You can partially complete your profiles now, and then, after our lecture on resumes and cover letters, revise and supplement the information.

Don’t forget about Companies Websites

Many companies post job openings on their websites. Often they publish information about Internships. Don't hesitate to apply for internships, it could be a fantastic opportunity to land a spot in a top-notch company! Entry-level positions and internships are crucial for gaining practical experience and enhancing your resume.

Lifehack for the More Experienced Job Seeker

HNHiring: An aggregator of jobs from Hacker News where you can find direct contacts of company representatives. This site is better utilized by those with some IT experience.