After 18 months of learning to code, I just landed my first dev job with a small agency. They build websites, web apps and hybrid mobile apps. I’m really excited about it. But also a little anxious. Another junior started there a few weeks ago so I have someone to grow / feel dumb with!
My interview process was stupidly straightforward. I applied, linked them to my site, and was invited in for an interview on Friday. The interview lasted about 20 minutes and on Monday was offered the job Reading that job offer email felt AMAZING.
I studied politics at university, and had no idea what to do after graduation. I loved computers, but figured learning to talk to one would be an insurmountable task. And yeah, it was definitely the hardest thing I’ve done, and pretty much the first time I’ve really applied myself to something and stuck at it.
Now I have a promising career which I’m really excited about. I feel so lucky and so optimistic about the future. So for anyone else out there who is doubting themselves (story of my life), keep working hard because it will pay off!