My name is Alice. I’ve just got my first front-end developer offer!! I benefit a lot from this community and I hope my experience could also help or encourage other people!!
I am from Taiwan and moving to London years ago. My background is psychology. From natural language to programming language, I didn’t see I have any advantages that can let me get a place in developer job market in London. However, I take my courage and making decision!!
I started to learn HTML/CSS/JS/REACT from around November of 2017. I started to find a position no matter internship or job to get more experience. Then, after 6 months of job hunting, I finally got my first offer!!!
Things I feel useful while learning and job hunting
Do projects: I felt myself learnt more and faster while doing a project. It requires me do really understand and combine concepts you’ve learnt.
Work as an intern: Different from doing a own project, there are lots of things I need to know in a real world, from understanding other people’s code, setting up your developing environment, collaborating with others and many edge cases or situations that I rarely consider while doing my own projects.
Agents: there’re two agents I met helped me a lots while job hunting. I don’t think I could get the interview opportunities without their help. I didn’t know them before. Following is their LinkedIn:
- Don’t give up: Last and the most important. Sounds like an useless advice. However, it saved me from depression each time I got a rejection after an interview.
Hope you find my post helpful!!!