I’m begging you for sharing your advice and experience that you have gained over the years. I am unemplyed at the moment, and I have been looking for a job for about two months. I am a completely self-taught fellow, who loves both coding and studying English, and since I am really into computers, I have applied for a few jobs in the IT field.
I’ve been offered a job as a front-end developer / a bit of a tester. I won’t be in charge of anything too important I think. I mean making small changes to websites, some PS editing, creating simple layouts, and so on. The manager of the company will probably want me to start working for him from September.
Since it took him quite a long time to respond to my e-mail. I had sent a few CVs to other companies. One company has seemed to be interested in me too, and I have gone through their second round of an interview. This morning, I finished a project they had asked me to do, and I sent it to them.
Now, let’s discuss the difficult part. I don’t know how long it’ll take them to give me an answer. They mentioned something about a week or two – but, you never know these days, people promise a lot of things.
- they offer a decent amount of money (not really important to me at the moment, but definitely a plus)
- the manager seems to be a cool guy
- he likes my attitude toward work
- my graphics skills are pretty bad, I am not an artist person. I’ve always liked using logical thinking.
- I would learn stuff such as using PS for building websites, front-end stuff, and anything related to front-end
- they focus more on back-end, they use C#, which is in high demand here. If you look for a job, there are like 80% job offers for C# coders.
- they would teach me to code from scratch (I have never worked as a coder)
- I think this kind of job would suit me better as I enjoy back-end things, and C# belongs to the family of C-based languages
- I am a Linux user, and I don’t really like WIndows apps, but when using dualbot - it might be bearable + C# is similar to Java, which is cross platform, and I do like Java.
- I don’t know whether they’ll accept me
- lower salary (not important at the moment)