Background: I’m a career musician looking to make the move to software/web development in my mid-30s. I have no degree and only the experience I’ve been able to give myself through online classes/tutorials, freeCodeCamp, and building projects. I wrote my first line of code, (HTML, anyway), on May 24 of last year.
I feel at this point like my skill set is finally developed to the point that I can be of value to an employer, and I’ve started my job search in earnest. I started putting in applications about a month ago, and I just sent my 50th one today. So far I’ve had:
7 immediate "No"s
3 notifications of closed listings from Indeed
1 reply, for which I’ve had 2 interviews, 2 application re-submissions, 2 skills assessments, and still haven’t spoken to anyone in the tech department.
It’s pretty clear I’m doing something wrong here, and I’m hoping some generous soul could give me some pointers on what I could be doing better vis-a-vis my resumé and portfolio website.
Thanks for your help!