I got a Web Developer job 1 month after finishing Free Code Camp

Very Impressive. Thanks for sharing

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wow! nice that’s good

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Awesome bro !! Congratulations!!!

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Amazing! I wish you all the best to the future!

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Congratulations! I am currently working on my portfolio. I still browse job postings and still feel bad that I haven’t made enough websites to fill out my portfolio. So much opportunity passing through my fingers while I am still building and learning.

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I’ve heard about it somewhere some time ago but I forgot about that resource. Have you tried free or paid version? Is paid version worth it?

Congrats!! This is very inspirational!

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Well done and very inspiring! :grin: I am currently focusing on an amalgamation of frontend CSS/HTML but also JavaScript, angular and a little php for good measure…I am keen once built up a robust enough portfolio of work samples to do a spit of freelancing starting small and gradually bidding for larger projects.

Is this realistic? Can i enter world of web development/design freelancing if have the requisite skills (some voluntary work experience) bit NO commercial experience? It is lack of commercial experience in a competitive environment with well qualified people that seems to hold me back.

Any advice greatly appreciated!

You should be able to get an entry level Jr. Web Developer position with the skills you’ve mentioned even without commercial experience. Sure, it may take some time and many cover letters, but no doubt you will be able to land a job if you have a decent portfolio that shows you can build web apps and convert designs into a web page.

Hi @sok213 thanks very much for your reply. I am sure you are correct - i think have the battle is trying to not lose heart and in persevering with learning, practicing and building up portfolio work/projects. Hopefully will get there in the end!:slight_smile:

Fantastic! Congratulations and good luck!

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Stories like this inspire me :slight_smile:

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Congratulations @sok213 I feel very inspired reading your story. I also lost more than 1 year trying to learn web development using the wrong methods. Most of the time I was stuck in The Hand-Holding Honeymoon. But now I really can feel and see that I am on the right track, with Free Code Camp.

Despite the said time lost I think that this experience has a really good outcome. It makes you think about the learning process. In this field we need to develop the lifelong learning mindset. Knowing which methods works and which not is a really great advantage in today’s world and you can apply this knowledge to design great learning projects.

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Congratulations!! @sok213, I wish you good luck with your new job! Every time I hear a story like this on FCC I feel so inspired by this! Thanks :wink:

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That’s wonderful – congrats to you! Thank you for sharing your experience with us & your words of inspiration :blush: & best of luck! (keep us posted…)

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Very encouraging! Good luck!

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I still don’t have a job, but for anyone still wondering how to get one, the key here is to build a really good CV and knocking doors to many employers until one offers you a job

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Congratulation and Happy with your job. I’m still working to finish course. Thanks for your motivation

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Hey @sok213, congratulations! Thanks for being an inspiration and showing how your perseverance paid off.
Was not aware that one has to be on the waiting list for non-profit projects, was looking forward to that part of the assignment.

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Thanks man to share your story. It’s motivated.

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