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I seem to apply to a about 3 to 5 places and get an offer within that. I can't imagine 200.

Though I work on a team with a guy who told me he had to apply to about 80 places. I've read his CV and it doesn't have a lot of signals that scream hire me. His pathway into software engineering is very non-typical. Despite that he's a decent developer and a great colleague.




The reasons I believe impact my poor performance:

- Graduated in Brazil (nobody knows my university)

- Graduated in non-CS degree

- Self-taught developer after careeer change with 37 yo (used freeCodeCamp.org, not even a known boot camp)

- No famous (in the US) companies in my resume

Probably more things that I don’t know. I have a similar numbers of interviews coming from my “Who wants to be hired” post [0] and from these ~200 applications

[0] https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=24343085


Yeah, that makes sense.




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