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Niall Maher16,985 Points
Has anyone got a job as a result of Treehouse? :)
Hey everyone! I have been on this for just over 2 weeks, I am hoping to change industry over the coming months and have been cramming hours of learning in where possible outside of my current 12 hour working days (for peanuts). What I really wanted to know is CAN IT BE DONE? :P Without a degree will I be just fighting a losing battle? I'd love if to talk to people who have done similar to make sure all this learning will be valuable at some point.
doubt it. maybe in result of their experiences on treehouse... but i dont think an employer would dish out a job because you "earned some badges" lol
Sage Elliott30,003 Points
Yes, I have gotten a job with the knowledge I learned from treehouse. I even listed it as an education/cert source and that employer liked it(Not sure if all would). I have not used their career program though if that's what you're asking about.
It sounds cliche, but it's only as valuable as you make it. It isn't hard finding work in this industry as long as you have confidence, dedication, and of course skill. I can't think of a bigger industry where you can find and do freelance work from home.
When you feel confident in your ability to code, I suggest you start off creating small time HTML / CSS pages for, well, anyone you can. Your portfolio will either make or break you. That's what differentiates this industry the most. The jobs you'll find, whether they're professional or freelance gigs, will most likely hire you on experience alone. If someone has a portfolio with all their greatest work, why even worry about a degree if you can see their actual potential first hand?
When I first started out, I decided to move to New York for inspiration and was so surprised by how little professional companies care for merit. I applied for a Linux Systems Administrator position and majority of te job application was fixing some errors on a temporary server remotely through a service called TrueAbility. They're awesome. Check them out if you're interested in learning hands on experience with Linux servers.
Once you get your first job, whether it be freelance or professional, it's gonna be stressful and overwhelming. Keeping your mind in a constant creative cycle for multiple projects at once isn't for everyone. Try not to look at the big picture and focus solely on little steps. Try thinking about first successfully creating something for yourself that you're not afraid to represent who you are. This can be a portfolio, an application for personal reasons, an ambitious exercise, etc. Once you lose sight of the little accomplishments you make today, you feel like you're getting know where.
etern Mistolo1,200 Points
you can defo get a job in a few months. we had a girl come in and work as a designer and all she had done were some online courses. start small and the rest will come naturally. check out freecodecamp also, really nice community there.
Jeff Lemay14,266 Points
Like someone else mentioned, you probably won't get a job just because you've earned some badges. But the skills you learn here and the projects you build with those skills can definitely land you a job. It did for me.
There are already a lot of great stories in here but if anyone is interested in some more you can always check out our success stories. We love hearing what you guys do with the knowledge you learn here!
Timothy Bramlett6,609 Points
You can definitely get a job from what you have learned on Treehouse and other sites like it. Check out Riley Hilliards website for his story:
Use Treehouse as a way to start your learning and just NEVER STOP LEARNING!