Hi! I obtained an undergrad degree in software programming a decade ago, but due to the stagnant job market (in my country back then) I changed career. Currently, I am living in Copenhagen and doing my PhD in sociology . But, I am dropping out from PhD to do programming again!
So, my questions are:
-Where to start?
-How to fill out the gap in order to get a job as a Web Developer? (would practice and self study be enough)
Thank you for your respond Sibert.
Let’s say my current knowledge is beginner level of HTML5 and CSS, but during university I learned other lg like C, C++, C#, web design and programming, data structures and algorithm,…
I do enjoy coding a lot, but my main objective is to be a front-end developer, mostly because the result is visual.
Your C-family knowledge is still relevant, so if you want to brush up those skills you could probably be employable without having to learn anything super new.
If you dont aim too high initially, it is possible to land a job, even if you only rely on self study and practice, ofc it would take more time and again, you cant be too picky in the start, but since you have some background, I imagine this can cut the needed period, plus you have additional skill assets which can be useful in particular projects(if you are willing to bet on that).
Thank you for your message. Could you please elaborate more on “aiming to high”, like you mean I should target more skill sets or dedicate more time? Also, I didn’t really understand what you exactly meant by “being picky at the start”.
Thanks a lot
Sorry, i wrote that initial sentence in one breath . Dont take my words too serious, as I am not so familiar with the job market situation, but what I meant was, if you are not too picky in terms of salary, position, job prestige etc. , you should not have problems finding a job.