UK - I got a junior developer job

UK - I got a junior developer job
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#1

I’ve just handed in my notice and accepted a job for a junior developer position.

It only took less than 3 months of learning. I bought Colt Steele’s Web Developer Bootcamp on November 29th 2017. I havent even completed it yet.

Biggest help and inspiration for getting the role is the following article https://medium.freecodecamp.org/getting-your-first-developer-job-whats-the-best-way-1737d0bcba7a

This gave me the idea and motivation to add a more personalised cover letter to applications including adding lower salary than advertised.

And the basic algorithms section including people who helped me.

I graduate with a third class degree in maths but still managed to get the job.

Being enthusiastic at the interview, especially when the coding questions are given, really helps.

More details to follow


#2

Congratulations! I hope you’ll stay an active part of our community and share your perspective with us.


#3

Does that mean you’re working for free or minimum wage at this job?


#4

This was the article.

Its £23-£25k per annum


#5

Congratulations!! Is the job in London?


#6

@rna7 Congrats on the job ! What was your study plan within the 3 months , was it primarily comprised of FCC paired with colt steele’s web dev course ?


#8

I did the web dev boot camp up to but not including javascript. At about the same time started doing freecodecamp.
Got up to basic algorithm section.

Really wanted to get a new job so applied to a few junior developer jobs.

Used sites including: indeed, reed, totaljobs, cwjobs, cvlibrary, jobsite.

Got a call back for the one job where I including cover letter/few paragraphs about how much I love learning and programming, am keen to learn and start a career in development, know html,css,js,bootstrap, git basics etc. Included how i would work for less money just to have the opportunity.(got as advertised salary).

Got lucky.

Had a phone call from recruiter/HR person at the company. Not an external agency. Sounded enthusiastic over phone but was ill.
Invited for interview.

Interview was a brief chat and introduction about the company itself.
Then had technical questions/test consisting of two code writing questions and two code reading questions. My face lit up when I was given the questions.
Genuine enthusiasm genuinely helped.

Spent the next 1 and a half hours talking about the company.

Now just have to wait for my notice period to finish.


#9

No its in Cambridge. Luckily also 10 minutes from where i live


#10

I still have a lot to learn.


#12

Congrats! All the best in your new job!


#13

Hey congrats, hows the job going? Do you remember what the coding reading and writing challenges were like?