Disclaimer: Sorry for my grammatical mistakes, I know it is annoying but English is not my first language.
I am 28 years old FEMALE. Unfortunately, I need to give this information in this world, still. Sorry, but you can’t even imagine how many times people asked me if I consider having a child soon during interviews, or never get back to me after they and figured out I am female.
So, long story short I have BA Fine Art and on that MA on Arts Management. I was working with galleries and just because of boredom I learned Wordpress ( I know it is not fascinating between the developers) I actually use some PHP and HTML and build the website etc and I have really enjoyed that experience.
I don’t want to continue with my career anymore. I am the IT guy of the family and friend circle.
My strongest skill is I love problems and I can actually solve them. I love working and my job needs to be my life, otherwise, it is slowly killing me.
Thanks to my ADHD, I need something to challenge me all the time. My most successful moments are my storm times. I love technology I love computers I love video games.
The question is I read thousand success stories about developing, bartenders, boot camps etc. But I couldn’t find a background story like mine, or nobody writes back the end after they asked. That is the reason I am here, I just need honest answers from people who actually involved this market.
- What is the possibilities for me in the UK market as a self-taught female without any related background? How elitist they are?
- Is being female a problem in this industry, recruiters often prefer a male or not?
Please having an electrical engineer degree and being developer way more different than having a fine art degree.
I am willing to do what it will take to 3 years learning whatever it is OKAY super fun for me. I am not looking for something easy on the opposite I am looking for a career which evolves every minute.
I just don’t want to hug the pink clouds and do not want disappointed after spent time and money to learn the badass things, be part of open projects everything you guys say all the time and then lose every time when recruiters compare me with a person with CS degree or CE degree.
Sorry for the long post.
TL: DR: 28 Female, BA Fine art want to be a developer in the UK and wants to learn is it possible, honestly?