My biggest challenge is me. Mentality, focus, motivation, consistency, belief factor, etc.
Advice: Do not give up.
Standing out among other beginners because you all have similar technical skills.
Advice: Be able to tell your story and make friends in the tech community who can vouch for your technical skills.
You can overcome the barrier of getting into tech by being okay with "programming adjacent" jobs such as a researcher, data entry, or analyst.
The huge challenge is the experience barrier along with transitioning from a non-tech field.
The platform(s) used to apply for jobs are different.
Advice: Keep a copy of your resume in different formats.
Tracking the progress of all your applications.
Advice: Create a spreadsheet that shows the company, job id, and what stage of the interview you're in.
Do not get discouraged in the process.
Advice: You don't just want any job, you want the right job for you. It's okay for the company and yourself to be picky.
Contributors: Corey McCarty, Azhya Knox, Dennis Kennetz, Lawrence Lockhart, Demetria Farewell, Brad Garropy