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Got a job.

Hey Guys, I got a new job as a full stack software developer!
Awesome. It only took a month to achieve.

Stats during 3 weeks

  • Had 1 job while searching for a job.
  • Received 20+ emails from unknown recruiters
  • Contacted 8 recruiters
  • Applied to 10 jobs
  • Had 7 phone interviews
  • Went on 4 on-site interviews
  • 3 rejections, 1 offer

Here are some notes I picked up along the way.

Resume

- Have a Word copy of your resume ready.
Recruiter will want this so they can spell check and format your resume using their company’s template.
- For each job in your resume, list the technology you used. Also, provide a summary of your experience in the summary section of your resume.
- Make your resume easy to find online for two reasons.

  • sometimes the recruiter will lose it and ask you to resend it.
  • When that happened to me, I just told them to google “Larry Battle Resume indeed.com”.

  • People will contact about job postings.

- Ask for feedback about your resume, then update it immediately.
- Indeed.com is the best hub to post your resume. Monster.com, careerbuildier.com and dice.com sent me useless job postings.

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Larry Battle

Hello, I'm Larry Battle and I love to program, fix problems and discover new technologies. Check out my stackoverflow and github accounts. I also do book reviews on amazon.com. I'm not the best of writers but I do enjoy spreading my knowledge through my short blogs at bateru.com/news. So please leave some feedback. It would be greatly appreciated.

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Looking for a new job.

Hey Everyone,
Within in the next month, June, I will be changing departments at my current position as a Java Web Developer.
During this transition period I will be interviewing for other positions.
Please shoot me an email if you know of any open Web Development positions in the Dallas, Texas area.

I’m open to relocation and any position dealing with web development.

Contact me
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Larry Battle

Hello, I'm Larry Battle and I love to program, fix problems and discover new technologies. Check out my stackoverflow and github accounts. I also do book reviews on amazon.com. I'm not the best of writers but I do enjoy spreading my knowledge through my short blogs at bateru.com/news. So please leave some feedback. It would be greatly appreciated.

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Code of the Day: Javascript Date.prototype.setDay()

In Javascript, I find it strange how `Date.prototype.getDay()` in defined but `Date.prototype.setDay()`.
So here’s the code for `Date.prototype.setDay()`.

// Sets the Date object to the day of the week.
// @param {Number} - dayIndex must be from 0 - 6, where 0 is sunday.
// @return {Number} returns the primitive value of the Date object.
Date.prototype.setDay = Date.prototype.setDay || function (dayIndex) {
	dayIndex = Math.floor(+dayIndex);
	if (dayIndex < 0 || 6 < dayIndex) {
		throw new Error("Must pass integer between 0-6, where sunday is 0.");
	}
	this.setDate( this.getDate() + dayIndex - this.getDay() );
	return this.valueOf();
};

Demo 1

var a = new Date(Date.parse("Feb 1, 2014"));
a.setDay(0);
console.log(a.toDateString() === "Sun Jan 26 2014" );
a.setDay(6);
console.log(a.toDateString() === "Sat Feb 01 2014" );

Demo 2

// Prings the Monday - Friday for the current day.
var getWeekString = function () {
	var days = [],
		date = new Date();
 
	for (var i = 1, len = 6; i < len; i++) {
		date.setDay(i)
		days.push("## " + date.toDateString() );
	}
	return days;
};
console.log(getWeekString().join("\n\n"));

If you looking for a good Javascript Date library, checkout moment.js.

More info:
MDN Date Object

Larry Battle

Hello, I'm Larry Battle and I love to program, fix problems and discover new technologies. Check out my stackoverflow and github accounts. I also do book reviews on amazon.com. I'm not the best of writers but I do enjoy spreading my knowledge through my short blogs at bateru.com/news. So please leave some feedback. It would be greatly appreciated.

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Larry Battle

Hello, I'm Larry Battle and I love to program, fix problems and discover new technologies. Check out my stackoverflow and github accounts. I also do book reviews on amazon.com. I'm not the best of writers but I do enjoy spreading my knowledge through my short blogs at bateru.com/news. So please leave some feedback. It would be greatly appreciated.

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