I am very excited and happy this week, I just got a job offer from a big IT company a couple days ago, the company is good as well as the pay. This is my first job since 6 years ago . It means a lot to me and my family. I quit my job(my last job have nothing related to the IT industry ) and decided to be a independent video game developer 6 years ago, that is where I start learning programming. I stick to that path for three years, I didn’t get much money, even a job during that times, then my daughter was born, I realized that I need to switch to another area to get a job to support my family. it is hard, I have to take care my girl, since i am the one who is jobless in family, and i have a part time job, after that I can take rest time to learn building website. I was like having one or two hour per day. I learnt things from FCC, Udemy, youtube channels, from the html to ReactJS.
Ok, I know many self-learners may doubt, at least myself used to have, can i really get a job in this industry without having a CS degree, just through self-taught? Do this whole thing is like a fraud, all those guys want is selling course to me? will the industry accept new comers like us? now I got the answer, it is real, you can get a job in this industry through self-learning, even I don’t have a CS or software engineer degree. All you need is persistence! Keep learning and practicing!
I learnt coding from FCC , udemy, youtube channels, I created demo projects, github repositories, portfolio website. I wrote a CV and put it to Linkedin, monster, indeed, stackoverflow. I sent job applications. and prepared well to my interviews. then I got my job offer.
the job demand is really huge in this industry , i keep receiving 5 to 10 calls from recruiters or HR every month. so don’t get discourage or doubt, believe in yourself. you will get a job as long as you keep learning and practicing. I really want to think FCC community, youtubers who sharing their knowledges and experiences, I can not make it without their help. if a 37 years old man, me, can do it, you can as well. trust yourself.