What I Wish I Learned Before Getting a Job
Despite growing concerns and a staggering number of new unemployment claims in this scary time, I somehow got my very first job right in the middle of the COVID-19 outbreak. My heart goes out to everyone getting laid off, permanently or temporarily, people looking for new employment, and everyone struggling to pay the bills. I have been there, I have struggled through that, and I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy.
I don’t want this blog post to come off as insensitive and my goal is that I hopefully empower and educate anyone coming into the software engineering space. It would be great if learning things from this blog series somehow gave you enough knowledge to impress a company and get a job!
I just completed my first two weeks of work at my very first job as a Software Engineer and I couldn’t be more proud, exhausted, and thoroughly hooked. I knew when I switched careers that I was in love with coding, but I never knew how deep that love ran.
For those of you that don’t know, I attended a bootcamp to go from a seasoned Executive Administrator to a Full Stack Developer in only 15 weeks. Despite seeming like a short amount of time, I learned SO MUCH and even went above and beyond to learn things we weren’t taught at school. Even so, there were things I never touched that I really wish I had learned before getting hired.
I created this collection of knowledge where I believe I fell short so that hopefully you don’t do the same. I will most likely continue expanding this collection for quite some time, so stay tuned and keep an eye out for more topics and updated content!
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