For anyone who doesn't know much about me, I am a career changer who attended and later coached at, Flatiron School. I graduated from their online self-paced software engineering program in February of 2019 and declared my official job search start date as March 26th. Now, here I am, March 6th 2020, almost exactly a year later, still without a job, and believe me, it hasn't been from a lack of trying.
As someone who was a two-sport collegiate athlete and double major, I am no stranger to working my butt off to accomplish what I want. The grind I've been on to establish myself in the tech world has been no different.
Every single day I wake up and figure out what I plan on doing that day to make myself even just the tiniest bit better. Currently, I am working my way through a Udemy course on technical interviewing so that I can work on bettering myself in that respect.
Lately, a majority of my days are spent applying, prepping for interviews, and interviewing. It has been fun (and stressful) to be actively interviewing at 3 different companies at a time since January. At one point it was 5 companies at once which was very chaotic but I wouldn't change it for the world. Why? Well, because I love coding and I love the continuous flow of learning and improving myself.
Keeping with this determination and drive to break into tech will, one day soon, help me land a software engineering position at a company that I love. Giving up is not part of my character, it is not in my genes. So, with that said, nevertheless, I continue coding, interviewing, and learning.