And I haven’t even finished the front end course!
I never thought I’d be posting this so soon. I had hope that the projects and having a fleshed out portfolio would help me get a job in the future, but I never imagined it’d be just a couple of months in.
I got a call the next morning, and they wanted to interview me… I should mention that the ad said that interviewees would be given a test to see if their knowledge matched up with what they needed. The person on the phone also mentioned that they’d like to see some examples of code I’ve written, so I ported my portfolio project over from codepen to my Github Pages page (highly recommended), and added links to the most relevant projects I had done using jQuery.
The interview went extremely well. One of the people who interviewed me had my Twitch API project open and they were very impressed with my code. Toward the end of the interview, one of the interviewers asked the other if they wanted to go ahead and give me the test, and he shook his head no. FreeCodeCamp had not only gotten me an interview but they just had fast tracked me through the process as well!
Long story slightly less long, I was hired and started a very good job yesterday. I’m two days in but am really enjoying everything so far, learning the code base, jumping into an existing project that they were already working on (a web application using jQuery on the front end and ASP.NET and Visual Basic on the back end) and finally getting a chance to hone my skills in the real world.
I quit another very good job several months ago to do this. There were moments where I thought maybe I had made a mistake, but now I know I did the right thing.
THANK YOU FREECODECAMP!