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Getting a Job after studying at Treehouse
it's been quite some time since I last posted here. I just wanted to share with everyone that after about 2 months, and 4 interviews, I finally landed a front web developer position!
I've decided to share whatever advice I can give because I remember how it was for me when I first started seriously using Treehouse, perusing through the forums and reading all the amazing stories the site shares about going form 0 knowledge to being job ready and wondering If that were something I'd be able to do.
Moreover, (to the best of my knowledge) no one ever really shared the job hunt process in it's entirety. Treehouse will definitely give you the foundations necessary, but there's so much more involved in creating a career for yourself. So, I just wanted to create a discussion where other aspiring developers could ask me questions about how I was able to land a job and the job search process in general.
So feel free to ask as many questions as you like, and I'll do my best to answer them.
Martin Cornejo Saavedra18,132 Points
First, congratulations on your new job!
Which tracks/courses did you do in order to learn front-end development?
Congratulations on landing a job! Could you share with us some of the other things you did to help improve your skill set?
On a side note, I just visited your website. Is there something wrong or did you intend for the words "designer & front-end developer" to be darker than the rest of the text? It's barely visible.
Really nice, man. Thanks for the encouraging words, and congratulations.
Congrats on the Job and thanks for the encouragement that you are sharing with me and others
Christian Turnier3,012 Points
Outside of treehouse, what other resources did you use? How did you get to the point of getting comfortable making websites on your own?
Sorry I'm a little late with my response time, I've been busy so bare with me.
Christian, please see my reply under Aarie's comment. I think it'll give you the insight your looking for
Also, sorry for any misspellings, poorly structured sentences that might not make sense. I'm writing this on my iPhone and im kind've in a rush.
Glad to see this post being of some use to you guys!
I almost forgot to tell everyone thank you for all the wishes on the new job! Means a lot from me & I can't wait to return the sentiment when you guys land your gigs!
Congratz James, are you able to tell us specifics on questions they asked during your interviews? How much depth they expect us to know in a given topic? Do they ask about the more complicated stuff such as design patterns and algorithms?