I took a 12 week 480 hour full stack web development bootcamp for free with a corporate sponsor who said the first 2 days of being there “We want to hire all of you and we have the positions open for your to fill. Our intention is for all of you to get jobs. Just focus, work hard, and everything will be alright.”
Welp, we waited 3 months after the camp for them to tell us we needed to do curricular learning because the bootcamp didn’t teach us a couple things, and that the job they wanted us to test for was actually a mid-level, client facing position where your team was placed within the company you’re serving.
I was not chosen. As weren’t about 16 of the 18 we had graduate camp. Mind you, we killed it as a group. So many of us could actually do the tasks the corporate company asked us to do.
So now I’m left with trying to pick the pieces up, drowning in debt, and having to figure out how to find my first programming job in the Phoenix, AZ workforce. I’m learning React on the free time I have so I can hopefully use that to create projects I enjoy and get a job using this in need technology.
Any advice from you all? I’m desperate at this point. We were told this whole ride that if I did what the company wanted, they’d hire me. This was about to be my first time in life not drowning paycheck to paycheck.