Description

r/CS Career Questions is a subreddit for professionals with questions about working in the tech industry or in a computer science-related job.

Inside the subreddit, members also discuss computer topics and software engineering. The community's aim is mainly professional so all posts must follow the rules set by r/CS Career Questions. These include showing that you did research previously and keeping the conversation on-topic. Survey collection or data posts require moderators' approval.

The community has three flairs to filter and categorize posts: Student, New Grad, and Experienced. This demonstrates that r/CS Career Questions is a community open to all levels of experience.

Regarding the community's schedule, there are topic-based threads every week:

  • Chat Thread: (everyday) for casual community discussions.
  • Interview Discussion: Monday
  • Resume Advice: Tuesday
  • Big N Discussion: Wednesday
  • Interview Discussion: Thursday.
  • Rant Thread: Friday.
  • Resume Advice: Saturday.
  • Big N Discussion: Sunday.

Overall, is a great subreddit to participate in if you are looking to boost your career in the technology space. You can meet like-minded people, ask questions, and get useful advice to grow.

Details

  • Membership: Free Community
  • Year Founded: 2011
  • Amount of members: 865,000
  • Online Group: Yes
  • Online Platform: Reddit, Discord
  • Job board: Yes
  • Language: English
  • Method: Virtual
Benefits

Learn more about your career:
Members of this community share useful content for students and new graduates. You can learn what is a fair salary, how to apply for job positions, and how to nail an interview, among other topics.

Interact with tech peers:
Something awesome about r/CS Career Questions is the possibility to interact with other professionals. They come from computer science-related jobs or have a career in technology. This will help you build a strong professional network.

Participate in daily discussions:
Each day, the community organizes threads with a different topic. This way, you can learn about interviews, resumes, what it's like to work in Big N companies, and more.

Categories

Requirements

No requirements.

Place

Networking Events

Members interact mostly inside the subreddit, creating posts and commenting on others' posts. Additionally, the daily and weekly threads are great to keep the conversation going.

On the other hand, the community does not have its own online group, but they recommend a partner's Discord server, that has lots of the same members of r/CS Career Questions. Also, the community shares a list of chatrooms for career-minded programmers.

Content Library

Among the resources available on Reddit, you can find a Salary Sharing Survey, along with its responses. Also, moderators manage Salary Sharing Threads. These discuss how to set a fair salary and other payment topics. Both surveys and threads are great for recent graduates who are entering the field.

Additionally, the community has a wiki full of resources, for example, to learn about different programming languages or explore recommended books. The wiki features lots of career-related information, such as job hunting, mental health, changing careers, internships, portfolios, and more. Lastly, there is a list of external links to learn about software development.

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