Hi FreeCodeCamp community,
I’ve graduated in Software Engineering last year in december. I started my degree as an Aerospace Avionics Engineer then changed major because I didn’t like it. My grades slightly suffered, but I still graduated on time with good grades. I did my final year thesis on machine learning with c++.
Only to then realize I can’t get a job and most interviews told me to learn more. I didn’t do so well last year in white board coding stuff. Then I decided to go the web dev path. I didn’t have any prior html/css knowledge, but I had a bit of programming language experience.
However I had to pay bills and responsabilities so I ended up working full time as a debt collector during this period of time.
I’ve decided to go part time for the time being so I can focus on my craft but I don’t know where to start.
Now, about a year later of graduation, I feel stupid and haven’t achieved much. I feel like crap.
Am I out of hope? Am I running out of time after graduation? A few graduate postings in my area want graduates who graduated within the last 1 to 2 years. Am I running out of options?
Do I build a portfolio?
Keep applying for jobs?
Do I just die? (jokes)
I’m made myself start a github account and currently and decided to build a portfolio. I’m doing an udemy course that makes me build a weather webapp based in vanilla JS. I previously went to a job interview with like three stages of the interview. First step was phone screening, second step was pair coding session, third one was a more intense coding session. I didn’t pass the third stage. Was told to learn more and that I was just starting out.
How would I be able to navigate this guys? I am open to suggestions here. Apologies for the long self absorbed post.