How Not to Apply for Jobs as a Fresher

March'24 - Issue #51

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Our 51st issue will be about some tips and tricks to find jobs in tech as freshers. Also covers a few examples of right and wrong methods for finding a job.

Things to Do✅

These are a few tips to follow when you’re looking for a job as a fresher:

Getting ready for the job

  • Polish your skills before applying, revise everything you know, and make a list of job roles in 3 categories. One for your interests, one for your backup, and one for (you may explore) if you can't get a chance in 1st two categories.

  • Most college folks only know about very few developer job roles like Software Developer, Front end Developer, Full Stack Developer, Android Developer, etc. But there are tones of roles you can look for that may suit your skills (SRE, Platform Engineer, DevOps, DevRel, Cloud Engineer, QA Engineer, and many more)

  • Keep your research game on, try to find job roles where your skills can be utilized, and keep improving your skills.

  • Keep 3 resume always ready for jobs in different categories. (as mentioned above). Don’t use resume templates shared by influencers or from graphic design apps. Head over to Overleaf and create one for yourself. ( 1, 2, 3 can be used)

Time to apply

  • Don’t restrict yourself to only a few top companies, keep looking for good job roles at startups or smaller companies too. Always use official career page links to apply and do reach out for referrals before applying, it helps you to increase your chance of getting selected for 1st round of tests/interviews. (must do)

  • Sometimes companies don’t mention experience requirements so try to find records of companies and contact individuals working for the company via LinkedIn.

  • Do check your resume score according to job role from here before applying.

Things to Avoid❌

  • Don’t just use LinkedIn or any one specific platform for job search, use multiples.

  • As freshers, be open to any job type but make sure to research company culture beforehand.

  • Don’t accept any bonds greater than 6 months, if the monetary penalty is involved. (happening in on-campus drives)

  • Stay aware of scams, and don’t pay money to any third party HRs asking to buy a course or pay money for the job. (no matter how convincing they look)

  • Don’t interact with job posts that mention to comment “interested” they are just fetching engagements without giving any value. (mainly on LinkedIn)

More tips and resources related to job hunt will be shared in upcoming issues of TSC newsletter. Stay tuned!

🧑🏼‍💻Job Openings

Get information about the best suitable job openings for both on-site and remote roles! If you are a startup or open to hiring please write to us.

For more current openings, check our previous issue to keep track of missed ones.


GlobalLogic - Associate Analyst

Micron Technology - Associate Software Engineer

Okta - Software Engineer I, New Grad (2024)

CoinDCX - Mobile Developer Intern

VISA - Software Engineer Intern - React Developer

IBM - Associate System Engineer

Blue Ripples Technologies - Software Developer (Intern)

Upstox - Multiple Roles (Interns)


Coinbase - Software Engineer (Backend) - Full Stack Engineer

Postscript - Software Engineer

Roadie - Associate Software Engineer

Terrace - Infrastructure Engineer


Salesforce - Backend Software Engineer/MTS

VISA - Senior Software Engineer

Mistral AI - Backend developer

Walmart - (IND) Software Engineer II

Cognition - Multiple Roles


In this section, we are going to provide some relevant persons' details or anything to connect for job referrals! If you are in a position to offer job referrals, please write to us.


For more ongoing hackathons, check our previous issue to keep track of missed ones.


Rebase <01> - Mar 17 - Apr 21, 2024

GitLab Hackathon - April 22 - April 29, 2024


HackwithIndia - Apr 6, 2024

AceHack 3.0 - Apr 6 - 7, 2024

SMART BENGAL HACKATHON 2.0 - Apr 16 - 17, 2024

📆Upcoming / Ongoing Events

GSOD - Google Season of Docs provides support for open source projects to improve their documentation and gives professional technical writers an opportunity to gain experience in open source.

GitOpsCon - The event is vendor-neutral and is being organized by the CNCF GitOps Working Group.

Local & open-source AI developer meetup - Ollama and Friends will be hosting a local & open-source AI developer meetup on Thursday, March 21st at 6pm at Station F in Paris.

we_coded - we_coded isn't just another event, it's an opportunity to join together in a larger discussion about gender equity in tech. Together we can make an impact by sharing your thoughts, stories, ideas, and manifestos.

Breaking Barriers - Breaking Barriers is an initiative by Hashnode to inspire more women to participate in tech and bring about a change.

ETHSeoul - ETH Seoul is a 3 day hackathon that takes place in Neowiz building in Pangyo, South Korea. Organized by KryptoSeoul, Ludium, and Dystopia Labs, ETH Seoul started in 2022 and this year will be their 3rd hackathon.

Call for Code - IBM calling on students, developers, and problem-solvers from universities and companies around the world to build innovative AI tech solutions with IBM watsonx that address specific challenges of equitable access to essential needs. Help show the world that AI can be trusted and used responsibly.

ETHTallinn - This event coincides with BananaConf, the largest web3 event in the Nordics, now in its third iteration. Be one of 200+ hackers developing 40+ projects with a focus on decentralized infrastructure, security, privacy, and scalability in the Web3 space.

DevRelCon - DevRelCon is the premiere global conference for Developer Relations, Developer Experience, and Technical Community Management. This is a unique opportunity to hear talks from industry leaders.

React India - The volunteer program is an integral part of React India and plays a big role in its continued success. If you would like to be a part of React India 2024

Sukriya🙏🏼 See You Again Next Week! Till Then Keep Learning and Hustling.

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