As almost every developer, I didn't get my first job at day one. In fact, the journey was long and hard, because I don't have a university degree.
Some jobs later, I looked back and compiled a list of things that I was improving from application to application. Things what each time helped me come closer to the end goal.
Truth be told, it's not only about our skills as developers, but the whole picture, define if we will get the job or not.