I just got published an article summarising the experiences of several new coders who found jobs. Hope you find it useful.
I also received some nice help for the preparation of a website profiling them. To be completed soon:
I tried to collect some tips from other students to see if those can help the new students.
The rationale behind the article are related to perceived trends in the job market. For example, you can read:
Questions that I constantly ask to myself are:
- how successful are those education systems (eg. self-taught web dev)?
- who really benefit from them?
- is the industry really valuing them? to what extent?
- how is the industry reacting to this swift in the skills required for jobs?
Hope it is something that could work for you…