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I am so ready to get a job. #CNC2021

Hi there, I'm Julia ๐Ÿ‘‹

I am working on my portfolio for just too long. When I saw this challenge by CodeNewbie Community, it just felt like the perfect challenge for me. Getting all the information on how to best find a job, working with other developers at the same stage, and get their insights, I learned a lot from it. ๐Ÿ™‡

Background

I first got into programming when doing an internship at the University of Vienna while studying Japanese studies. With a small team of students, we created a (WordPress) website for a lecture about 150 years of relations between Japan and Austria. This internship made me realize how much I enjoyed working with programming languages as well as learning languages in general. After graduating a year ago, I started learning HTML/CSS/JavaSript on my own and here I am. ๐Ÿ˜

Progress

I am really close to my goal. Since January I started learning React and Google Firebase and want to deepen my knowledge in these two areas. I am almost finished with my portfolio and should be ready to apply for jobs starting in July. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Takeaways, Learnings, and Growth

I am very aware of where I am right now, meaning, how much do I know, what I have to improve on, etc. I do record my process since January because this was the time when coding felt real (I was working with a team of four developers on a "Smart" React App, storing data in Google Firebase), and with this experience in mind, I feel very excited getting my first job. This challenge helped me once more to make things clear on what it takes to get a job, and how to make it into the web development area. ๐Ÿฅณ

Sticking to it

For me, it is easy to stick to my plans. I have many side projects in my mind to keep on learning. But for now, I will study my four main projects to kind of fully understand them, to be able to talk about the code I used, finishing my portfolio in mid-June to start job hunting in July. ๐Ÿ’ช

Overall Reflections

I am glad that I was not alone facing this challenge and it motivated me to go throw the #CNC2021 with others together. What I like most about this web development is to be able to meet people from all over the world. โค๏ธ

What's next for me

Job hunting of course ๐Ÿ˜ After finding my first job, I might start taking a look into other areas of web development, but for now I want to deepen my knowledge in the tech stack I know so far.

Discussion (22)

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Gracie Gregory (she/her)

I know I don't know you, but I'm SO proud of you! Finding a job can be really challenging (no pun intended) and feel lonely at times. Very glad that you found comfort and motivation here. Please keep us posted Julia!

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๐•๐•ฆ๐•๐•š๐•’ ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป Author

I am so happy to inform you that I got a job :)

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Ella (she/her/elle)

Congratulations, @yuridevat ๐Ÿ™Œ You've been putting in so much effort and have inspired so many others in this community, it's a delight to hear that your hard work has paid off!

Wishing you all the best with this new adventure. Thanks for sharing the news!

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Gracie Gregory (she/her)

Oh my gosh! Huge congrats, Julia! I can't wait to hear more about it!

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Nick Taylor

Pam from The Office saying Nice!

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Jess Lee (she/her)

Congratulations!!!

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๐•๐•ฆ๐•๐•š๐•’ ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป Author

Thank you so much for your kind words Gracie. I definitely will keep you all posted :)

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perpetual.education

I am very aware of where I am right now, meaning, how much do I know, what I have to improve on, etc

If you'd like an outside viewpoint on that, we'd be happy to take a look and offer some advice on building an effective portfolio. Just for fun.

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๐•๐•ฆ๐•๐•š๐•’ ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป Author

That's very kind of you, thanks :)

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perpetual.education

Just so you know: we are also serious - so - you can actually talk to us real humans / if you want - but the ball is in your court.

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Ben Halpern

You've got this!

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๐•๐•ฆ๐•๐•š๐•’ ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป Author

Thanks Ben :)

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Juan F Gonzalez

You got this! keep it going and as others have said before, keep us posted ๐Ÿ‘

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๐•๐•ฆ๐•๐•š๐•’ ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป Author

I got a job :D

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Juan F Gonzalez • Edited on

Congrats

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๐•๐•ฆ๐•๐•š๐•’ ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป Author

Thank you :)

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Ayu Adiati

Wishing you good luck in your job hunting, and do keep us posted! Would love to hear more about your journey ๐Ÿ˜€

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๐•๐•ฆ๐•๐•š๐•’ ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป Author

I got a job :D

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Ayu Adiati

What a good news!!!! Congrats, Julia! ๐ŸŽ‰

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๐•๐•ฆ๐•๐•š๐•’ ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป Author

Definitely will ๐Ÿ˜

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Anonmike

Wish you good luck finding a job but while looking for job don't forget to work on few projects to keep you burning

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๐•๐•ฆ๐•๐•š๐•’ ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป Author

I will :)