When did you start looking for paid work?

When did you start looking for paid work?
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#1

Hey guys!

I’m only just now starting and I understand that I’ll have to be close to completing a certification before looking for work.

I was wondering when others started looking for paid work? I’ve done other types of work on Upwork, mom-programming related, but nothing programming yet. I don’t feel nearly close to comfortable with my skills to be putting myself out there.

How long did it take you to get a paid job? Or do you contract yourself out? If so, how are you doing, both financially and your inflow of work, if you don’t mind answering.

Thanks!


#2

I’ve moved your post to the Getting a Developer Job section. While you’re waiting for helpful responses, you might want to look around in there. Several campers have shared their stories.


#3

I started working after the front-end certification and the React projects.
I did not feel ready after just the front-end, but it depends on your talents and interests. If you are good at design / CSS, the front-end certification is a good starting point (although if that is your focus, I would suggest learning SASS as well). For me, I suck at design and I hate CSS, so I like to focus more on the programming part, and for that I feel like being familiar with a library or framework (React, Angular, Angular 2 or something else) is pretty important.