Yes, I am constantly learning… But for now I moved away from FCC courses for a bit, since I need to upgrade specific Front-End knowledge (in my company developer are strictly FE or BE). So yes, I have 3 FCC certs… But at the end it is knowledge that really counts - not certs!
…And about portfolio … I made an single page PDF with facts: that I am trying to da a career change. I did also make GitHub account, but I uploaded only challenges from FCC. And I am not really sure if anyone really looked at it. Instead they gave me challenge to check my knowledge. It consisted of one PDF with wireframe how app should look like. A web page with API endpoints. And a token to access api. Task demanded use of docker (had do google about it and how to use it) and git. … so apparently my solution was quite OK, and they gave me a try as Intern.
… And during my intern it was quite clear that they are looking for potential, willingness to learn and good personality. ‘‘tech stuff is the easiest thing to learn’’ said my mentor many times. I was judged by more by attitude than current knowledge… And there was some kind of click between us (me and the whole team). And so they offered me a job.
… So, now I am really happy: I have a job. I have great teammates. We work on interesting project. Our work culture is family friendly (max. 8hr per day of work) So thats it. I try to do my best every day and hope that future will really be that bright as it seems right now.