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Monthly Challenge for March 2024: Get job ready! Resumes, Cover Letters, and Elevator Pitch

There's never a bad time to update your job application materials. 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. We'll work on a new piece each week, starting with the resume.


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


This also includes updating your LinkedIn profile if you'd like.

Cover Letter

Week Three: Elevator Pitch

An elevator pitch is a short speech introducing yourself, what you do, your experience, and why you would be an excellent person to have on the team. The idea is to confidently convey information about yourself in a short amount of time and leave an impression on the mind of the person who hears it.

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 do the final check-in in our #monthly-challenge Slack channel. You can submit your resume, cover letter, and a one-minute video of your elevator pitch if you choose—this isn't required.

Each week, our monthly challenge team will start us off with check-ins. For this challenge to be fruitful, ensure you share, provide feedback, and ask for help when needed.

Job Application Materials and Resources

What if I Need Help?

You can ask a question in the #help-and-pairing channel on Slack, 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.

Our Tech Interview Study Group, The Pack Hunt, and Accountabilibuddies groups are also here to support you during the challenge! Stay tuned at the #announcement and #vc-events channel on Slack for the schedules!

And remember, we're always here to help ❤️