How do I get work experience?

How do I get work experience?
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#1

Hello fellow coders,

I’ve just finished a front end development boot camp, at San Francisco. Also, I’ve been on free code camp for at least a year. I’ve started to apply for front end developer positions , here at sf bay area. I’ve applied for at least 90+ jobs. Most of the times, I don’t here anything back. The remaining times, I get an email saying “don’t have work experience”. It’s so frustrating.
Even the junior level positions, the requirement is minimum 2 years. I’ve applied for volunteer positions, but nothing seems to be working for me. I don’t have any formal work experience, but I’m active on github, always learning through many tutorials. I don’t know what should I do.

Please provide any suggestions/tips on getting a job with no prior work experience?
Thanks!


#2

I’ve had good experience getting interviews when you avoid the HR ppl, if you can deliver the message to someone already in the company it might be easier to get a response. Many times people looking for front end developers also want you to know about sql Db’s, knowing some of that could help your portfolio.

I think you could try building something that has no tutorials and solves a problem, like non profits or building a site for a small business, that way you’ll get more real world experience to see if you really like it + something for your portfolio.

If you try the later you might want to team up with someone on a position similar to yours, building things on teams is a complete different experience, while doing this you could practice git if you don’t know it that well too.