Hey everyone, I’ve been in a job hunt since 2016, so it’s been nearly three years that I am “passively” looking. I feel like that I am in the verge of giving up, simply because there been so many rejection for the past few years.
Anyways, my story begins that I started web developing back in 2015, and programming about 2012… People have been insisting me that I should go to university and get a Comp. Science degree, in order to improve my quality.
In my personal opinion, I feel like my Resume and Soft Skills, should be trained; but unfortunately I just don’t have the time, since the majority time I spend working, which takes a lot of my free time away.
Also, here are some of my technical skills that I have achieved over the years:
- Frontend: Bootstrap, Sass, Blade / Jinja2 (templating engine)
- Backend: PHP (Laravel), Python (Flask), NodeJs
- Databases: MongoDB, PosgreSQL and MariaDB
- Miscellaneous: NGINX (Proxy load balance), Apache (server), Cloud Services (DigitalOcean), Restful API, SPA, Ubuntu, Git
Yet, I am still trying to improve my skills, as I am currently thinking to myself if I should learn WordPress (cms) and Docker in order to value myself. I do know, adding new technologies will not make a more valuable person. But what are your recommendations? It seems that my local area seems to have a lot of Digital Agencies, looking for Laravel / WordPress developers, so not sure if I should invest some time in WordPress in creating dynamic templates and plugins, and start job hunting again.
My main goal is honestly, is land a first job as a junior developer, and my simple website: aff.dev