for the past year or so I have been trying to land a new job.
I have taken a lot of time doing leetcode problems and learning algorithms during the past year since some of the companies I interviewed for asked questions similar to leetcode.
Although I was able to pass their phone screens and land some on-site interviews, I didn’t get any jobs
other companies I apply for just land me with a recruiter and then get an email that says they are not moving forward with me.
A little background about me, I have been a web developer, mostly working by myself at non-tech companies. my first job was at a digital agency, but left there due to the minimum wage i was getting paid, and lack of growth. I did work with other developers but this job lasted about nine months.
my second company is where I began my journey as a solo developer. I basically did everything for the company’s website, but most of my time was focused on pushing pixels around to make the site look pixel-perfect for marketing. I also did other tasks like running excel reports and helping around with IT stuff.
My current job also involves just me as the developer. And although I have made some good contributions to the company, I am just tired of being the bottleneck every time there is an issue. i get asked questions about the simplest stuff that other people should have been able to figure out. When i need to be absent for whatever reason and people have an issue, they rather wait until the next day for me to figure it out even though most of the time they could have figured things out on their own. Nobody seems to want to learn some of the stuff I do, like content management, because they feel it’s too ‘Techie’ for them, even though the tasks are so easy that even a toddler could do them.
At this point I am running out of patience that I think getting a job at a fast food joint might be better than having to go through a bunch of rejections and depression.
I feel that companies are scared to hire me because I have been working solo for most of my career, and thus think I won’t work well with others.
My introvert nature and anti-social skills don’t help either.
If possible, can someone take a look at my resume, critique it, and maybe give me pointers as to what I should focus on to improve my skills instead of doing leetcode all the time.