I spent months teaching myself how to code, and then when I was ready I applied for several junior front-end jobs. I managed to get a 1 year paid internship which allowed me to learn on the job.
After that year was up, I then got my first job at a digital agency and that's where I really had to step up, and learn very fast. I had a great mentor and getting that job allowed me to become a much better developer. I was there for 2 years before moving to a different digital agency. I still work here and have been here for nearly 3 years now.
The main piece of advice I guess is to ask questions, be curious. Don't worry about bothering people (to an extent). And try to always understand what your code is doing. If you don't understand it, even if it works, ask someone to help explain it. It will make things easier if any bugs come back!
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