I am a 21 year old in the United States with no degree. A year and a half ago I wrote this article “How I Wasted 2 Years of My Life Trying to Learn Web Development Before Free Code Camp”. Now a year and a half later I have reached my goals of building all the Free Code Camp projects and on top of that landing a Front-End Web Developer Job. It took me exactly 37 days after finishing the last project (Pinterest Clone App) before getting hired.
I just want to give some words of motivation to those who strive to land a web developer job being self-taught.
If you work hard enough, stay consistent, and willing to make sacrifices in your life to achieve your dreams. You will eventually make it happen.
Failure is part of the process. I applied to more than 100 jobs and only got responses from about 5% of jobs postings and only two interview offers.
It doesn’t matter your education background, your upbringing, or your failures. If you remain consistent and never give into the stress, frustrations, and challenges you face, you will become a developer.