I would like to share my short story on how I landed my first Job as a Front-End Developer.
A little background about my education: I was always interested in the tech since I was in school and learned C++ during last years of school. I finished my schooling in 2014 and got admission in a "Not so good" Private engineering college. During first 2 years of my college, I didn't focus on learning much except a 2 months course on Core Java. However, I had a good understanding of core concepts of programming.
At the end of my third year, I applied for a number of Internships but didn't get selected for any. But I still kept applying.
During the final year of my college, I got few interviews for internships, I got rejected in most of them initially, but after a few months, I started getting positive feedback. and finally cleared 3 interviews for unpaid internships. But I needed some money too. So I decided to move to a better place with far more companies. I appeared for 4 interviews on a single day, got rejected in 3 but cleared the last one. It was in a small company for a profile of Web Developer Intern with a small stipend.
The internship started in February. In the initial 2 weeks, I learned about some Java frameworks like Struts, Spring & Hibernate and also Angular. Then I was working on a few bug fixes and enhancements in a Big Enterprise Java Application. Most of the work was repetitive and quite boring, so I kept looking for better opportunities.
After a few more failed interviews, I cleared an interview for a front-end developer intern at another small company with a double stipend. I left the previous company and joined the new one in mid-April.
In the new company, I learned ReactJS and started working on a project. Finally, after 2 months, I got a PPO and got hired as a full-time Front-End Developer with a good enough salary package according to my skills and experience. I am happy with my current Job but a lot more is left to achieve.
This is my first post and I'm planning to write at least one article every week.