I registered yesterday and I started going through the curriculum today! I have an Applied Certificate in Web Site Design and Development and lots of hobby experience building with HTML and CSS, but I’ve been struggling to find my first work. (Lots of entry-level jobs asking for 3-5 years of experience, and I can’t move to a new city because I must be available to help my mother.)
My goals here are:
spend about 2 hours a day, 5 days a week, working on the site
refresh my HTML and CSS knowledge
get more experience with front-end development libraries
It is from Quincy’s weekly newsletter which I received yesterday.
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@m-stanleysk Welcome to the fCC community.
You can try freelance work, try something like fivver, ect. This gives you flexibility, more experience, and some money.
Contribute on GitHub. Find a project that you like, challenge yourself, learn new things. Besides learning new things, GitHub can be a place for you to showcase your portfolio (some projects that you have done, or working on as well.
Buff up your LinkedIn account or similar sites.
Work on programming problems on leetcode, or edabit, and so on.
Work on job interview questions.
What you have been doing isn’t working for you so try brainstorming for 15-30 minutes for ideas what to work on to give you a better chance for a suitable job according to your wants, and needs.
Consider working for yourself. If not now perhaps in the future. What do you need to do to get what you want, and need. This will give you the flexibility you’re seeking so you can take care of your mom.
Again I am only trying to create a spark for you. I am not telling you what to do. I wish for the best outcome for you.
Best of luck to you.
I’ll be checking out Frontend Mentor Challenges and your other suggestions as well! Thank you again.