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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.