Anyone in Australia who got a job after learning on freeCodeCamp?

I spoke with some people working in the ICT industry in Australia and told them about freeCodeCamp.com. None of them seem to know about it. One of these people told me if I wanted to get a developer job, it didn’t matter if I had an IT degree or where I learnt IT, but I needed to have personal projects to showcase my skills, which seem reasonable enough.

I think freeCodeCamp is such a fantastic site and I’ve been making great progress learning JavaScript, HTML and CSS using it. I guess I mostly just want to get a better idea of what might lie ahead.

Cheers

Hi @gaac510 !

FCC will give you the starting foundation for web development. From there you will need to build a portfolio of your projects to show to employers.

I would suggest looking through the #career and #motivation sections of people who recently got jobs and what types of projects they had in their portfolios.

I am having a hard time finding jobs in Australia as there are mostly experienced developer jobs. Most of these jobs required 3-5 years is experience. How is your job hunting going on?

@abhigk I’ve started doing a tiny bit of networking but haven’t officially started job hunting because I still haven’t finished learning the bare minimums.

I blasted through JavaScript first, and am completing HTML and CSS final projects at the moment (been spending a LOT of time on them as there are many design elements which ties into code choices). I still need to at least complete the front end libraries certification.

Australia is a rich and industrialized country with a western culture, so I don’t think there are many differences from the USA and central Europe.

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