How To Find A Job With Soft Skills When Coding Skills Are Weak III

On Tuesday December 20th, 2022, I held a talk about How to get a job as a developer with soft skills when tech skills are weak.

It was for the last episode this year on The Monthly Dev event hosted by

Be Smart Using GitHub

The best way to demonstrate your soft skills, in my opinion, is to use GitHub to its fullest extent.

GitHub already offers many of the hard skills I mentioned in previous articles, like Scrum and project management, Git version control.

At the same time it offers a pretty easy way to combine these skills with soft skills like time management, problem solving or communication skills.

List of all skills combined

  • Project Management
  • Agile Methodologies
  • Git Version Control
  • Time Management
  • Problem-Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Communication
  • Interpersonal Skills

All of these terms will catch the recruiter's eye just by reading through your resume.

My advice to anyone who is aware of their lack of programming skills:

Focus on other technical skills that are much easier to learn!

Of course, you don't need to focus on GitHub if you are already using GitLab or some other software. I'm sure all my tips can be implemented with other software as well.

In the next article we are going to talk about a good combination of soft skills and technical skills and how you can use them to be convincing in an interview.

The good thing is that no matter what project you present, whether it's a simple project or one with more complex code, the soft skills remain the same: how you handle time management, problem solving and critical thinking, communication skills, interpersonal skills, and more.

This gives you the opportunity to talk a lot about soft skills during the interview to show how you approach certain things, how you handle different situations, and more.

Stay tuned for the next part.