Jordan Kohl

Engineering leader, currently at Twilio - I write about salary negotiation, developer productivity, and JavaScript, among other things.
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Feb 15, 2022
The typical job application process is a complete waste of time. You have to submit the same basic form, over and over again, usually without ever getting a response, with the hope that you are lucky enough to stand out among the hundreds of other applicants.

If you're lucky, you'll get a quick rejection. Most of the time however, you won't hear back until long after you've already accepted an offer somewhere else, if you hear back at all. The entire process is mentally and emotionally draining.

Last fall I started looking for a new job and decided to flip the entire process on its head. I wanted to have the jobs come to me.

I did it. After 35 interviews, 7 final stages, and 4 offers, I accepted an offer at Twilio as a Staff Software Engineer.

Here's how I did it:

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Nov 01, 2021
Excited to join Segment as Staff Software Engineer! 🎉
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Staff Software Engineer, Segment
Oct 01, 2021
Ended my journey as Senior Engineer at Ghost Inspector!
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Senior Engineer, Ghost Inspector
Sep 02, 2021
Added an About Me page to my personal website:

Was super easy with Gatsby, GitHub, and Netlify!
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Aug 05, 2021
I'm super excited to check out Polywork as one of the first early adopters. Oh and btw Titan is by far the most superior of the AI-Assistants! 🔥 😎 🤖
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