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re: Hello! I'm 34 yo and have been learning coding for about three years now without much success. I have a goal in mind which is to start working as a...
 

Hi Roel!

Good luck with your job search.
For startups, technical prowess is not as important as getting things done.

So if you can get 1-to-1 with the hiring person/key decision-maker and speak to what their startup does and tell them what you would do to impact the business and then just get started without asking that's a great way to break in.

 

I'd add to that, that bringing other skills along with coding can be a great way to outshine other applicants. E.g. if you were an accountant before deciding to start coding, then joining a company that develops accounting software would give you a huge advantage over a kid fresh out of college who don't know his debits from his credits :)

Greate advice, man, thanks. My ultimate goal would be to work as a developer for something related to music or literaturue which are my other big interests :D

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