Finding a Junior Developer Job
So today I have decided to start documenting my journey into the world of learning to code. Although I wouldn’t call myself an absolute code newbie, It’s fair to say that keeping a good momentum has been my biggest problem in the past. With that said, I thought it would be more beneficial and productive to start reflective learning by blogging my findings.
18 months ago I completed my degree in business computing and achieved a first, which was so rewarding especially as my background was not IT but the printing industry. I did this as a part of a career change in my early 40’s. The course lasted 3 years and it taught me a lot. For a lot of that time, I wanted to be a Digital Marketer, but since then my interest has drifted towards learning to code and creating websites.
I am already 2 weeks into the blueprint and signed up to Lynda.com as most of the courses for this blueprint are Lynda courses. The first week I completed a 5-hour programming fundamentals course which was very interesting and gave me some important base knowledge that will help me going forward.
This last week I completed a basic HTML course, which I already knew a fair amount of from my previous learning. It was good to refresh on some concepts though including syntax. This week coming will be the start of CSS3 which I will talk about in my next post.
My aim is to be job ready to get a junior front-end developer position in 6 months. I may or may not get a job at that time, but at least I will be prepared for when the opportunity arises. I am also hoping to make my skills freelance-friendly as this may be a crucial avenue of income and source of momentum with my progress.
If you are taking on a similar learning mission, it would be great to hear your story. Until my next post, have a happy and productive week.