Nervous about employability after 2 years of teaching myself coding while at unrelated, unskilled night job
I’ve been studying web development for about one year now. Eventually found FCC, and am almost done with Front End Certification now. So I have approximately another year before I start applying for jobs.
Your first question may be “Why wait two years?” and the answer involves constraints in my personal life. I also don’t feel ready to get a job as a developer yet, and that I need this time to get myself together.
I know what I need to do: keep learning, have a decent portfolio, probably have a blog. But how can I explain working as an overnight caregiver for an elderly lady for the past two years while studying coding, when I could have found employment as a junior developer or that is at least related to the tech field?