I’m in my mid 50’s. I have no technical work experience. I have no college degree.
Last May I quit my job so that I could focus 100% on web dev and I began studying from 6am until 8pm 7 days a week.
At the end of Sept I began applying for entry level jobs just to get some experience with technical interviews. I had no expectations of actually landing a job…but I did!
If I can do this…you can do this!
Age and/or lack of a degree are only an obstacle if you allow them to be.
Believe and make it happen.
How so ? What were you developing and for whom, or for what purpose ?
In what sense ? Can you give some details or insights into what you studied, how you went about studying it, and how you set objectives without necessarily knowing what was useful or good to know for professional work ?
Good for you!
I am retraining starting at 37 and it is intimidating.
Im not going to quit my job to study, but I am going to put lots of effort into it!
If you can do it, I can too!
Thanks for the motivation.
Just in case you missed my reply seeking some details and clarification to your post, I’d just like to prod you. As you posted in the category Career Advice, I hope you’ll be willing to address some of my questions as I have no doubt the answers will help me and many others get a clearer understanding of what your process actually was.
Now it’s been some weeks since the original post, you might also be able to provide details of your job, and what your first few weeks have been like. Knowing what you know now, and having settled into your new role, it would be very insightful to hear any reflections you have about what you think you would have done differently in your year preparing for a professional position, and what you think specifically was particularly beneficial and would recommend to others not to overlook.