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Discussion on: Why does every single job posting ask for at least a year of experience?

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Stacy Montemayor

This is a big concern of mine and a problem I'm trying to address while I'm learning. (I'm only at the very beginning of my self-education process.) My strategy - no idea if it'll actually work - is I'm working towards creating at least five portfolio pieces that are all for real-world people/businesses/orgs. So that when it comes to applying, I can show: here is this site I made for a professional photographer, here is an app I made for a bird conservation group to use when they're doing field work, etc.

Also, because I'm living in a rural state in Mexico while I'm learning, I can't network via meetups, hackathons, etc. So, I am trying to create community online, a kind of network. So, hopefully, by the time I'm ready to start applying, enough people will know me/my work that they'd be happy to throw job leads my way.

I have no idea if any of this will actually work, but it's the best plan I've come up with so far....

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Brenda Limón Author

I think you're on the right way Stacy. Btw, I'm from Mexico and I know it can be difficult to connect if you are not in Mexico City, Guadalajara or Monterrey, but the online community it's always close, and never stop learning it's the clue. Best of luck and thanks!

Hugs & Husky love 🐶

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Stacy Montemayor

Yay! Someone who understands Mexican geography and the tech sector here!