I can now finally share that I have gotten a job offer as a junor fullstack developer.
My journey started in late 2019 when I started FreeCodeCamp. I have programmed sporadicly before that but nothing serious until I decided to actually try and learn more than just HTML and CSS.
I am blessed by living in Denmark, where they have different government grants that you can apply for. This made it possible to take an education in my freetime, where I studied CS. This is really one of the reasons I landed this job.
I am a trained freight forwarder, and am going to work for a freight forwarding company as a developer. This is wonderful as I do not start completly from scratch but have experience as a freight forwarder that will help in my new position.
I applied for the job actually not expecting much. I thought I was not going to be considered for the job since I was not good enough. Even through the interview I kept talking myself down unintentionally. So imposter syndrom is very much alive over here
This just shows that just apply for the job. Let them decide whether they want to sit down with you. A lot of the times they are looking more at the person than at the skills when hiring juniors. They need a person that fits in the team and want’s to learn because they know that a junior will need guidance and need to learn a lot of things.
I am still surprised and still not sure if I am good enough, but that is how it is when you are changing careers.
Just wanted to share my little ray of sunshine here, and good luck to you all