I applied to a front-end/full-stack dev job and after a phone screening got invited for a technical interview. The next day (yesterday) I got a call that they want to offer me the job! It was my first job application so wasn’t attached much to the outcome, but am obviously delighted they offered it to me.
I’m sure you all read stories on how people got to the point of getting a job, so I won’t bore you with how much time I put into it and what technologies I learned.
In the end the one thing that most helped me become good at coding is helping others to learn how to code. Early on I started frequenting the Gitter help rooms and by helping people who have less experience I sharpened my own knowledge. In the beginning I often had to look up things on MDN to understand why other people’s code wasn’t working, which really cemented my knowledge as I explained it to them. “To learn, read. To know, write. To master, teach.” is really true.
Putting in the time and energy really helped me become a better code, so I couldn’t have done it without this community. I’m so happy I found it by chance.
It was the first job I applied to. The company is working in the Solar Energy sector, so I’m looking forward to contribute to a good cause along the way as well.
I was quite selective with choosing the job I applied to, I didn’t want to go work in a coding factory with a huge team. I don’t like too many layers in an organization. I feel that now I’ll be working in a team of 5 I’ll have the opportunity to learn a lot that is difficult to learn when working on your own projects and really look forward to this.