I learned to code through a combination of FreeCodeCamp, various other free courses, and by joining an organization called Recurse Center that hosts programming retreats (also free). Did freelancing for a while. Pay was disappointing. Was having trouble getting a full time job so I made a thread on this forum: Critique my Resume and Portfolio
I followed the advice I received and redid my portfolio and resume (douglas-dev.com) so that they didn’t look like crap, and wrote better cover letters. A month or so later, I got an offer for a full time front-end developer position in NYC at a really nice start-up. I start in a week. Thanks to everyone that helped me and to FreeCodeCamp! If anyone has any questions about how I got the job, let me know.
Since you’re legitimately employed full-time now, you can do a write-up that focuses on how you were able to land your job and gives dos and dont-dos based on your job-hunting experience.
I’d be happy to go into more detail. Do you have any specific questions about the job hunt?
congratulations man how long did it take you to get the job from when you started learning and how much of the fcc material have you covered?
Personally, I don’t, but there are many users in this forum who appreciate a good ‘road map’ post that chronicles what the job-winner did along the way on their journey toward full-time employment.
Oh, wonderful! Congratulations!
Do you have a hunch about what it was in particular that landed you this job, or was it just a product of time, more effort and better framing of your skills?
Congratulations! Well done!
Yes I don’t think it was any one thing. Just a combination of a solid portfolio and resume, and doing well on the technical test, which was just writing a basic React app, but I made sure that it was bug free and looked nice.