How to Create a Personal Brand as a Developer

๐ŸŽ™ About the episode

Personal branding is something we often mention on this podcast. However, it is also something many developers donโ€™t prioritize. 

In today's job market, having a strong personal brand is vital for success in the tech industry. Personal branding involves crafting a distinctive image and reputation for yourself, setting you apart, and ensuring you get noticed rather than ignored. When others appreciate your work and projects and understand your capabilities, they may approach you with enticing job opportunities or freelance projects. A hiring manager at a company you applied for will, for sure, google you. Wouldn't it be great if you could control what they see?

Also, by maintaining a personal brand, youโ€™ll be more visible to your peers - which will help you create or find community. 

In this episode, weโ€™ve compiled advice from multiple experts to help you get started with or further develop your brand as a developer. Get ready for actionable advice from Gary Simon, Cassidy Williams, Josh Comeau, Shawn Wang (Swyx), and Madison Kanna!

โฐ Timestamps
  • What is a personal brand (02:22)
  • Why you should have a blog (04:02)
  • Allow yourself to iterate (04:34)
  • Why you shouldnโ€™t rely solely on social media (06:27)
  • What can you do if youโ€™re not good at design? (07:21)
  • Community break with Jan The Producer (16:40)
  • Why you should blog about your learning process (18:54)
  • How to streamline your content production (23:46)
  • How can you do all this while actually learning without just becoming a content creator? (26:24)
  • Different ways of learning in public (28:10)
  • How to organize your portfolio projects and talk about them (30:52)
  • Putting yourself out there is intimidating, BUT (33:19)
  • Start small and just write (35:50)
๐Ÿงฐ Resources Mentioned
๐Ÿ”— Connect with Gary Simon
๐Ÿ”— Connect with Cassidy Williams
๐Ÿ”— Connect with Josh Comeau
๐Ÿ”— Connect with Shawn Wang
๐Ÿ”— Connect with Madison Kanna
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