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Hi awesome folks! Reading great articles has brought me here. I currently work as QA Engineer in a startup and also a recent Full-Stack Web Development coding boot camp graduate looking for a full-time job as Web Developer. Currently works with Bootstrap, PHP, Laravel, and Javascript. Looking forward to dive in to a JavaScript framework, SASS, Semantic UI, and Materialize. Grateful to be here! :)

 

A belated hello John! It's been a couple of months since you posted this - how is the job search going? How was your experience at the bootcamp?

 

Hi Chris! Appreciate you still got to read this thread. Boot camp was tough and challenging yet fulfilling as I was one of the fortunate students to finish the training. Only 15 of us finished out of 35 students. Job search was a bit overwhelming experience as things were still fresh since I left my previous job as I spent the first 2 years of my career in that company. The pressure was also greater as I feel that I was left out among my boot camp classmates who already have jobs in software development and it has been 6 months since we graduated. Right now I'm about to start my internship in a startup as a Software Engineer. I haven't started yet but the pressure is already there as I need to come up with at least 2 projects to present, either web apps or mobile apps that are not yet invented and will address a significant problem, or a total level-up of an existing application in the market.

Wow, only 15 of 35! I would be interested to see what the graduation rate is across all the bootcamps; very interesting.

Yeah, I know that pressure feeling - the best advice I could give is to just show up, every day, and make at least a little progress. It can feel really overwhelming in the moment - but forward progress everyday will gain you momentum - and eventually you'll be able to look back and see this really awesome thing you accomplished!

Good luck :) And if you get stuck or need help - reach out!

Thanks Chris! Will do. Really appreciate your advice :)

 

Hi Chris! I finally got an offer as Junior PHP Web Developer. I'm about to start work on the first week of October. :)

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