Hey campers, I started FCC last year on July 26 and on July 26 2017, I was offered a job. It took me a very long time. I sent out about 300 resumes over 6 months and didn’t get a single interview. Then, with the first interview I got, the interviewer basically handed me the job.
The interview was very informal(we met at a bar). He just told me about the company and what they are trying to build and then offered me the job. He was the hiring manager, so he had already gone through my GitHub to make sure I could handle it. I have all my projects on there, plus I am one of the guys helping build the league for good open source project, so that definitely proved I could do it. When I asked him about putting your work on GitHub, he said any resume that didn’t have a GitHub link got tossed immediately. So make sure you put all your projects on your GitHub account.
The job is at a startup for a parent company in my city. They are building a new app from the ground up and wanted to build it using the MERN stack. Most of the stuff I work on is using React. I’ve only been there for two weeks, but I really enjoy it and I get a lot of freedom on how to work, as long as I get it done. I found that FCC definitely prepared me really well, but the open source project is really what helped me the most as far as getting job ready.
I thought I was never going to get a job, but I spent at least some time everyday studying and programming for a year. Eventually, my hard work paid off so keep at it guys.
I’m happy to answer any questions you guys have.