I wasn’t sure what category to put this into so yeah, general seems to be fitting. It’s a combination of project feedback and getting a job.
First of all, hey! My name is Kamil and I’ve just finished front-end part on the FreeCodeCamp yesterday. To summarize, I have to say it was great experience. I feel I’ve learned a lot. It wasn’t easy at all, I hit some walls but made it through eventually and completing these challenges was very satysfying and fun. I’m so glad that I found FCC
But when it comes to getting a job, I’m a bit unsure about how it’s gonna turn out. I live in Poland and I don’t know if employers here will recognize FreeCodeCamp or that the certificate will mean anything to them. Also, I don’t have a degree, so it’s just the certificate and a technician title (in digital graphics processes). And the most fun part which is I’m only 21 and it would be my first job ever, aside from some short apprenticeships in the past. I’m not sure how people are gonna see me: serious person or just some kid fooling around. SO my question is, do I ever stand a chance or would it be better to get some more “basic” job for a while and keep learning?
To make it worse, I’m generally a very shy person. Open and social, but shy. I’m very much scared of starting out, job interviews etc. I don’t want to find myself overwhelmed, that’s probably why I’m overthinking it (or am I?)
I quickly realized that my portfolio will probably be the most important part of finding a job in web design so I put a lot of effort into it and my projects. I have another question (especially for you recruiter gentlemen out there;) let’s assume I applied to your company and you are seeing my page now. Would you invite me for an interview looking at my projects?
Here’s the link: https://powka.github.io/
It’s dual-language as I live in Poland like I mentioned before. You can switch to english in top left corner.
Thanks in advance and I’d really appreciate any advice and feedback I get.