I’m Mike, 22 y.o., and this is my topic. I’m from Russia and my goal is to change profession into web-programmer in a really short period of time. I’ve been learning CSS, HTML, Git, Markdown for 1,5 month and the next step is JS, but I do not know where to start. Big amount of information is confusing me, and this is the problem, I do not know how to systematize a learning process. Can you help me with it?
I wanna tell you my story how I decided to change a profession. I graduated the institute as an economist in July 2020. It was so excited for me, because secondary-vocational education, after that a bachelor, but when I got the Diploma my first thought was “Where I would work”. I couldn’t find a job for so long, and I asked my mum to help me with it, and she told me that on her factory was a vacancy for a longshoreman. I’ve got it and worked there for 2 month, because one bank sent me an offer to try myself on interview. After a while I stood for 2 trial days at the bank, after which I wrote to the bank manager that I would like to work for them, to which she said that I had to take a Covid test. I agreed, but she never told me where and when they will do this test, although she said before that she applied for the test and I will be contacted by the bank. After that I asked my mom for help again, and there was an opening for a manager. To be honest I didn’t like working here, I was looking for vacancies on different sites for a long time, but the only thing that stuck out to me was web programming and programming in general, although I didn’t have anything to do with programming before that. After that everything was happening in my head and I decided for myself, that I want to completely change the profession, and even if for this I will have to make a lot of effort.
At the beginning of April I went for an interview to one of the local IT companies, they are engaged in creating websites from scratch. They liked me a lot, but I failed the entrance tasks, because they were mostly taken from the state exam in computer science, which is written at the end of the last year of school. But they said that they were ready to talk to me at least in a month, but I need to tighten my knowledge of HTML, CSS, JS, also to solve problems in arithmetic and logic. So I decided for myself that by mid-July I should be ready for the interview.
This company is good because they have their own academy, where they teach for free for 3 months, after which they are guaranteed to take on the staff. But the difficulty is that they give only one attempt per deadline, which includes both theory and practice. That is, if you did not pass the theory, but did the assignment and vice versa, you are expelled. This company is the best threshold of entry into the IT field for me personally, as a person who does not have a certain education.
Unfortunately in my hometown there are no work at all, you can be applied just if you have some good links and people, or maybe your parents can help with it.