DEV Community

loading...

Discussion on: Learning to code later in life

Collapse
hmboyles profile image
holly boyles Author

Hi Joel! How did the job search go for you and what resources did you use to get up to speed and refresh your skills?

Collapse
joelnwalkley profile image
Joel N. Walkley

Thanks for continuing the conversation. I'd have to point back to how I solved a problem at my non-tech prior job by creating an app (short story - I saw our company outsourced data wrangling via excel files, so I learned how to make a demo of doing the same thing using a React App with Firebase backend that had zero ongoing cost). From there I had something to talk about in my screenings and interviews.

I had some luck with an Indeed posting - though it would certainly be better to get a recommendation from someone in the field.