I’ve spent about a year on freeCodeCamp now, I completed all the advanced front-end projects, half-way through the Data Visualization course, and half-way through the back end course. I got a PhD in biomedical engineering about a year ago, and then took a job as a R&D engineer in the bay area. And then I moved to a little town in the middle of nowhere for my husband’s job.
I was lucky, I found a web development intern position immediately, which turned into a full-time position after three months. However, even though I enjoyed my projects, the experience with the boss was a nightmare - he literally just stared at my screen from behind all day,
only to make sure that I was working. So I resigned. And suddenly, it seems that all my luck ran out - my application for every single job get rejected, no matter it’s the mini-startups in town, freelance work on UpWork, or even an application for a coding bootcamp.
Everyone just wants senior, experienced developer. I’ve never been this depressed before, and I started wondering weather or not I should have switched my career, and whether or not I’m smart enough to be a developer. These thoughts became particularly strong when I’m home alone, unemployed, suffering from a headache from doing projects.
I know I need to move on, one way or another. I will finish my journey on freeCodeCamp first, since I decided to try this out a year ago. I hope one day I can come back, with an announcement that I’ve been waiting for so long - I’ve landed a developer job, finally.