Have you wanted to level-up in your career or get a new job in tech? Are you feeling lost on where you need to begin improving? This book may be for you!
This book will explore lots of tips, tricks and techniques for you to kickstart your tech career, get that promotion, create your community online and offline, and level-up your wellbeing and productivity techniques. We also look at self-development in the context of what you can do for yourself to boost and build your portfolio.
This is not a technical book, but one where I chat with you about my own experiences and share with you what has helped me get to where I am today, as someone who has no degree, has been in a tech career for just over 2 years and is super proud of what they have achieved.
If this sounds good to start, then let's start levelling up today!
Who am I?
Hi, I'm Jack Domleo, a front-end web developer from Nottingham, UK. I began learning to code in 2013 and have transitioned from Python to web development. I work full-time, but in my spare time, I am creating new projects for my GitHub profile, new CSS art for my CodePen profile, writing articles on my blog and offering anything helpful to the Tech Twitter and LinkedIn community. 😊
Why did I write this eBook?
I've been rather successful in my career because I've been smart about the decisions I make, I'm proactive and I know exactly what I need to do to improve my portfolio.
I want to help you help yourself! This eBook is designed to be a light but insightful read and to help make you aware of what you can do for yourself - the book can’t do it for you, only you can level-up your career using this book as a helpful guide. It will help you identify where changes may need to be made in your current situation and what you could do differently.
Who is this eBook for?
Anyone in tech seeking awesome, handy tips to help them level-up!
Level 0: The Fundamentals of a Career
Level 1: Identify Your Path
Level 2: Attitude & Professionalism
Level 3: Productivity & Mindset
Level 4: Portfolio
Level 5: Online Presence
Level 6: The Job
You can expect to see lots of really useful techniques to help you improve on your career and on your portfolio. There will also be real-life examples from my own portfolio to put certain aspects into context.
Buying: Pay What You Want
There is a minimum $1 spend on this book with the option to pay more if you want to. I am grateful for every dollar that you can give to support me publishing and maintaining this ebook.
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What are people saying?
"This book proved very beneficial to me in helping me develop my career, a must-read." - Laura Wilkinson (@miss_lorsx).
"I wish I had this book when I started out as a Junior Developer. If you want to clarify your skills, interests, professional goals and make the necessary changes in your habits then Jack's book is definitely for you!" - FrontEnd Dude (@frontenddude).
"Level-Up Your Career Today is an incredible resource for understanding why and how to progress in your career, to live a happier and more fulfilling life. It's well-structured, reads easily, and I highly recommend it to anyone serious about improving their professional life." - Mads Brodt (@madsbrodt).
“As someone looking to make the transition into development from the public sector, the insight Jack has provided will undoubtedly help me as I begin to apply for developer jobs. The biggest value in the book is Jack’s ability to convey these ideas and concepts in an easy to understand way. I highly recommend this to anyone looking to get into the industry.” - Devin Ford (@devinDford).
"As an engineering manager who has hired several engineers over the years, I can say with conviction that Jack's book provides the right foundation to engineers who are starting out or even the senior engineers to make necessary changes in their approach to building their careers. There are several facets of things covered by Jack in this book such as things to focus on your portfolio, how to create and grow your online presence which makes it an invaluable read." - Skay (@skay_tech).
"Level Up Your Career Today is a comprehensive dive into the many facets that make up a developer's journey. Speaking from personal experience, with an aim to help you excel, Jack covers a large variety of topics worth exploring." - Annie Liew (@anniebombanie_).
"As someone who really had no idea if I could get into a more tech-based career without a computer science degree, this book helped me realise just how possible it is! Highly recommended for those just starting out, or like me have been on a different career path for a while." - Josie Tulip (@JosieTulip).
"Level-Up Your Career Today is crucial for stepping up your development career.
This book is designed to help make you aware of what you can do for yourself.
I'm a confident developer/entrepreneur with several years under my belt, and I've learned tonnes from this book!
I've always felt there is a lack of content for developers regarding how to use their skills.
Jack covers some of the most important topics around jobs/careers, creating a goals path, how to be professional, staying productive/mindful, building a portfolio and online presence.
Jack breaks down each area into easy-to-understand actionable points and makes sure you understand the why behind each of them.
If you are transitioning to development, or your career has become mundane and monotonous as a junior or senior, this book is for you." - Alex Thomas (@graftoverflow)
"Level-Up Your Career Today: Developer Edition" eBook by Jack Domleo