I got a job as a software developer!

I got a job as a software developer!
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After a little more than two years of teaching myself web development, I got a job as a software developer.

Resources used include:
Udacity Mobile web specialist (grow with google scholarship)
The Odin Project
Leetcode

From there I started doing personal projects and made a basic portfolio. I applied to maybe 150 jobs. Ultimately though, a local employer reached out to me on LinkedIn. I did a couple rounds of interview (nothing technical, oddly) and got the job!

I didn’t actually use free code camp much but this forum was a resource to me when I was struggling so I wanted to make a success post!

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Well done @daedalus6174 :smiley: :+1:

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can we see your portfolio you had when you applied so I can have an idea? What technologies are you working with at this company?

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Congratulations! I hope you’ll keep coming to the forum and sharing the benefits of your experience.

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I’d rather not share since it has personal information on it.

I used material UI and React to make a simple static site that I hosted using github pages.

I had an avatar graphic, contact button, and link to my github as well as about ten projects. Many of them are just filler-type things I just copy-pasted and edited a bit. I put up a text adventure and GUI, some python scripts, a Lorem Ipsum generator and a few weather apps.

Not hosted in my portfolio I also made a static site for a musician friend and a drone weather CLI and GUI.

Overall I mostly stuck to the MERN stack and Python.

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Congrats, that’s wonderful news! Nice to hear success stories. :slight_smile:

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Congratulations on your new job! Stories like yours make us all keep moving forward! :smile:

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Congrats buddy !
You are a motivation.

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Wow glad to know that! Congratulations! 150 job applications is not an easy task and it must be hard going through that phase.

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Congrats!You will have a great future! I am a junior too. Firstly, I have learnt front end web development, after that back end. Hope I will get a job!

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Congratulations on your new job. All your hard work paid off. Do you mind sharing the income range? You don’t have to to give exact amount just 45-55 65-75 e.t.c.

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Its all about being out there and just trying on. Congratz, my dude!
You give us hope. I have also some projects which i think is not something special, but after reading your story, i should give it a try.
Good news! Keep us updated about your daily routine, i am more interested in that side of the coin.

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