I'm not very good at writing. Trying to work on that.
Nor is English my first language.
As my profile says, I'm a "35 year-old junior front-end web developer" from Belgrade, Serbia.
As you can imagine, I only started getting into this industry after the age of 30. It hasn't been easy, especially in a country as broken, corrupted, and twisted as Serbia.
But I finally made it. I finally managed to find a developer job at my age :)
It just goes to show there is no such thing as a wrong time to start doing something. It is an overused phrase, but it really is better late than never.
A lifetime ago I was aspiring to be a musician, I have an MA degree and all. Sadly, it's not much of a career choice anymore, especially in my environment. So after some years of "beating a dead horse", I finally decided to make a change.
At the age of 30 (ish) I enrolled in a 3-year e-business program at an IT school.
That e-business program was really broad and covered many related subjects, like e-commerce, e-banking, sales, management, project management, digital marketing, and yes, some web development and programming basics.
The thing is, because we had so many subjects and only 3 years, we didn't go deep into any of them and only kind of scratched the surface with most of them.
That's why, after I was done with all the exams, I needed some time to focus on one or two topics I was most interested in - and I went back and forth between digital marketing and web development for about a year before I found my first job.
First of all I wanna say I have no desire of becoming a "professional influencer" or something like that. I don't want to make money doing this, nor do I care about amassing crazy amounts of followers.
I'm mainly here for community interaction - finding like-minded people I can discuss things with, share thoughts and experiences, and learn from.
As for content, I first started sharing some thoughts about jobhunting and the industry, and documenting my journey on Instagram, and some of the posts turned out pretty good, so I'm thinking of sharing them here, roughly once a week.
I called them #TipOfTheWeek on IG, but I'm really bad at coming up with names, so feel free to shoot me suggestions, I'm sure yours will be better than mine.
Have a great day!