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Discussion on: How long did it take you to get your first job?

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Peter Berg Author • Edited

To get my first job as a web developer, I spent

4 months teaching myself html, css, and javascript only to realize I was focusing on the wrong things
3 months teaching myself rails
10 months founding a company built on rails with some friends. They both worked and I coded and the three of us split their two salaries and made slightly less than minimum wage.

After this I got an offer from a 3 person startup making an entry level developer salary and took that.