Hello everyone, I am currently doing FCC and pursuing a CS degree concurrently.
Ideally, i’d like to have decent somewhat presentable and improveable front end skills, and be at least halfway through the backend curriculum by the time i graduate.
I’ve looked through the posts of people that celebrate their getting jobs, but very few of them show their actual projects, and very few of them detail the specific skills they had or outside resources that they used.
I’ve seen some projects that people have posted, and they are waaaay out there.
One person claimed to get into a place as a front end dev after just finishing the front end dev certificate, but one of his projects was an immaculate netflix clone. (It had a lot of really nice features, etc.). It was just the front end shell, but it was really amazing.
Also, none of these posts are by people who have finished the backend curriculum! (Any reasons?)
What this information leads me to believe is that people who get into places after just finishing front end dev have skills that go beyond the curriculum here. (They are supplementing the curriculum with some side learning).
For the people out there who have gotten jobs after finishing the front end dev certificate, can you post your github profile or projects page?
Again, I would just crawl through the forum, but most of the posts made by these people do not show their projects!
If your skills do indeed go beyond the level of the curriculum here, can you share what it is you learned/practiced? I’m sure that everyone started at the same place at some point, so there must have been some skills you learned along the way or certain things you improved on while doing the curriculum.
I’m trying to take this thread in the direction of:
- Find out where the “mean” skill level is for getting jobs (helpful as a reference)
- Find out exactly what particular outside resources/search terms/building blocks each particular person used to reach their own skill level. (really helpful for getting better).
As a seperate less important question.
There are some posts (success stories) that I have read where the OP mentions that he/she finished only some of the front end, and some of the back end and was able to get a job.
This leads me to believe that there are some skills that are specifically more important than others.
This may(i’m sure it does) vary by context, location, etc. but I am wondering if there are certain skills that are used much more than others in all contexts. Does anyone care to elaborate?