I just started delving into the job application process recently. I’m self taught through FCC (completed the first 3 certificates and then spent a few months building my own projects, learning terminal, npm, git/Github, and other various features I wanted to implement into to my projects, etc. )
Any responses I’ve received from companies I applied to said they were looking for someone with more experience, which is expected as I am changing careers and am looking for my first job in the industry. I’ve noticed lots of job postings for entry level/junior positions that are staffing companies that connect you with an employer… and some which offer an accelerated training program in other languages like Java, .net, etc and then they place you in a job under a contract.
I’m interested to know if anyone has any positive or negative experience with this type of first job. It doesn’t sound very appealing to me but I also want some sort of experience and on-the-job mentorship so figured I’d apply and see what it was about.
I just had my first technical interview with one of these companies via Skype and it was very unprofessional… the interviewer was not visible in the video chat, only his profile picture, and he did not seem to be listening to me when I was talking or trying to engage with him. He asked me to write a function to check for a prime number and as I started to talk through my process he seemed to disappear and I literally was like "Hello? Hello? for almost a minute and then he returned and said the interview was over.
I’m not upset about it, it was just kind of dumb and I obviously don’t expect other interviews to be like that, but I figured I would share my experience and see if anyone had any feedback on this topic. Thanks for listening to my rant!