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Monthly Challenge for February, 2023: Get job ready! Resumes, Cover Letters, and Elevator Pitch

There's never a bad time to update your job application materials, and this month, we're here to support you!

During this month, we'll work on creating, revising, or updating your job packet materials and that elevator pitch that might get you in the door. Each week, we'll work on a new piece, starting with the resume.

This monthly challenge is sponsored by:

Joe Masilotti, founder of RailsDevs, the reverse job board for Ruby on Rails developers



Get job ready! Resumes, Cover Letters, and Elevator Pitch


To end the month with:

Who can participate?

Virtual Coffee's goal is to support all developers, no matter where they are in their coding journey. We encourage all members to participate.

How it works

We're breaking this challenge into two parts, but feel free to focus on what's most important to you.

Weeks one and two: Resume and Cover Letter
Cover Letter
Week three: Elevator Pitch
Week four: Tying it Together

Your resume, cover letter, and elevator pitch should work together to tell your story and represent where you are on your career journey. Each piece should complement the others. This week, take time to make sure they work together or get some extra feedback on what you've worked on.

At the end of the month, we'll post a form in our #monthly-challenge slack channel to submit your resume, cover letter, and elevator pitch if you choose-this isn't required. Links to resumes and cover letters will appear on this page, and elevator pitches will go onto our YouTube channel in a playlist.

Each week, our monthly-challenge team will start us off with some questions and resources. For this challenge to be fruitful, make sure you're sharing, providing feedback, and asking for help when you need it.

Events that will help you with this Challenge

Job application materials and resources

What if I need help?

You can ask a question in the #help-and-pairing VC channel, get 1:1 help during Office Hours (you can find the doc for office hours at the top of the #help-and-pairing channel.), join the VC co-working room, or ask at a coffee! Asking for help is part of the process.

And remember, we're always here to help ❤️