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Preamble: I'm sure there's a better community to ask this question, comment below if you're aware of it.

Okay, for background I'm a bootcamp student, I'm still learning, but I'm almost done. I've been tweaking my LinkedIn as I go, trying to be more attractive for recruiters in the future. Well, last week I was contacted by a recruiter, and asked if I was interested in job opportunities. I did some brief research, and it looks like an actual company on Glassdoor. Anyway, I sent over my resume, and was on a call for maybe 5 minutes. We talk for a bit, and she asked me how I am in interviews and my experience. I tell her that I've been "technically" freelance, but I haven't done anything because of starting cost, but she seemed to ignore that concern. Towards the end of the call I asked her if this would be with her company, and she said yes, and then I said bye.

Now, the problem is that this company is specifically for interview prep, and helping students get hired at other companies. While she said I'd be with her company, I'm concerned that I'm trying to be sold something here. The company is called GigaMe, and there is barely anything online about them.

So, my overall question would be, "what would you do?" Or, what should I expect? I don't think i should get my hopes up, but any advice would help.

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[-] kewko@lemdro.id 18 points 2 months ago* (last edited 2 months ago)

Sure sounds a bit dodge, but not having an online footprint is a good strategy for some companies.

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[-] kewko@lemdro.id 2 points 2 months ago

https://youtu.be/XpkNGMSWbYk brings to memory. Not sure why (yes I'm commenting on my comment for dramatic effect)

[-] Decide@programming.dev 1 points 2 months ago

Thanks for sharing this. I really need to listen to that podcast more.

[-] kewko@lemdro.id 2 points 2 months ago

It really is a good one, entertaining and educational

[-] ericjmorey@programming.dev 9 points 2 months ago

I'd probably accept the job and get paid to practice in the field while focusing on finding a more permanent position. Nothing is more attractive to employers than someone working in the field they want to hire in.

[-] Decide@programming.dev 2 points 2 months ago

If it's actual work that suits my experience and not some pitch to buy their product, then it'd be a nice foot in the door. We'll see how this goes.

[-] ericjmorey@programming.dev 4 points 2 months ago
[-] Decide@programming.dev 3 points 2 months ago

Thank you! I knew there was something, but I wasn't sure what.

[-] EstrangedMoistness@beehaw.org 2 points 2 months ago

You can write !ask_experienced_devs@programming.dev which is the Lemmy way of linking to a community

[-] ericjmorey@programming.dev 1 points 2 months ago* (last edited 2 months ago)

Not exactly. If no one on your instance has subscribed to the community, Lemmy fails to forward you to the community and returns 404. So the Lemmy way of making sure others can get to the community is to provide the URL. Lemmy has a lot of poor design in this way. It will be replaced with something better next year. Also, as a beehaw user you should be familiar broken ! links to communities that are not federated.

[-] EstrangedMoistness@beehaw.org 2 points 2 months ago

Oh, that's correct! Thanks for taking the time to write this clarification. And I'm not sure I've seen broken links via beehaw. I'd have to check again which instances are defederated. I'm using Liftoff and pretty sure it asks me from which instance I want to navigate to a community.

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