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I am so ready to get a job. #CNC2021

yuridevat profile image 𝕁𝕦𝕝𝕚𝕒 👩🏻‍💻 ・2 min read

Hi there, I'm Julia 👋

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. 🙇

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. 😁

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. 😎

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. 🥳

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. 💪

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. ❤️

What's next for me

Job hunting of course 😁 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.

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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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𝕁𝕦𝕝𝕚𝕒 👩🏻‍💻 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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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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Juan F Gonzalez

You got this! keep it going and as others have said before, keep us posted 👍

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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 😀

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