Hi everyone, I have been really struggling with getting developer job. I’ve posted to reddit and honestly anywhere I can get some feedback. I don’t understand what I am doing incorrectly. I have applied to over 120 places, I’ve gotten a few calls back from recruiters who ask if I have a bachelors degree, I tell them I only have an associates degree in IT and it goes nowhere from there. I’ve been to a few meetups, I connect with people I meet from there on linkedIn and that’s about it. I tried to work with my career services department (who only offers resume prep assistance). Guys, I’m really getting discouraged and don’t know where to go from here. Any feedback is appreciated.
Thanks for your time!
Anyway, just get one or two big solo projects finished. Ones that will make you say, “Hey, look! I made that!” Of course, throw the source code into a repository and put up a live demo somewhere (Heroku or Glitch, maybe). And, make sure visitors to your portfolio site can see snapshots/links to that/those projects almost immediately after landing. Yeah, they’ll want to know about you as a person, but only after they know something meaningful about you as coder.
Keep it going, push yourself more and more, and good luck! You’ve got what it takes.
Just make a fullstack real life project such as a ecommerce website to show recruiters your added value to their business.
Also you should add your twitterbot to your portfolio website, as it is a useful tool and technically interesting.