This has made me give-up more than ten thousand times.
But having passion for it has always made me comeback ten million times.
I developed passion for computer and sciences during my early age back then in 2005, when I was just ten years old. But never had access to computer till my sophomore, 2018. Due to my curiosity about how the internet works, I started on site coding class in 2017. After two months, I couldn’t continue because of financial constraints, I was sponsoring myself and my guardian was only interested in the medical course I was studying in the university.
When I got a laptop, I was already in the university, I couldn’t combine coding and schooling. So, since 2018 till December, 2022. when I partially completed my study, I kept on coming on and going off in my coding journey, because of tight school calendar.
November, 2022. I got ALX Software Engineering scholarship, but couldn’t continue with the programme after spending four months because of the pace. The programme requires minimum of 70 hours / week for 12 good months.
So @MattHulmes , like every other person here has already said, landing on a job after few months of learning rest on a lot of factors: the type of job, your location, and most importantly WHAT YOU CAN OFFER. landing on a job these days is more of
what have you done and what can you do?
If you get a mentor and can spend a reasonable amount of time, like 6 hours daily, you can achieve a lot in 6 months. But if you are to coach yourself, it will take longer time, unless you are a genius, but that also depends on your level of previous exposure to the software engineering field and computer in general.
My final words. I think you need to find your WHY (purpose) for embarking on this journey, it’s one of the things that can keep you motivated along the way…