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Jim Awofadeju
Jim Awofadeju
4,097 Points

How can using Treehouse help me find a job?

I have been a Treehouse student since April 9, 2016. I have earned 3,177 points so far (and counting). I have earned 927 points for HTML, 589 points for JavaScript, 568 points for CSS, 502 for digital literacy, 409 points for Python, and 1 point for Design. I have found Treehouse valuable because I am trying to add computer skills to my résumé. I originally wanted to go to medical school, but I changed my mind this year. I am interested in working with human DNA. I have been learning how to code not only to develop computer skills, but also to have a safety net of sorts. If it becomes difficult for me to get what I am looking for, then I want to have options available to me in the tech industry. I have a LinkedIn profile. How can I add my Treehouse achievements to LinkedIn so I can get potential job requests? I would not mind an entry-level coding job. I am using not only Treehouse, but Codecademy and Free Code Camp as resources to help me learn how to code and build up my skills. Let me know how Treehouse can make me job ready.

2 Answers

nulled
nulled
1,890 Points

You need to build things for your portfolio. Knowing is not enough. Apply to those skills and build your personal website with your projects. You may also want to check out the Treehouse Techdegrees.

As for LinkedIn, you may include Treehouse and link your Treehouse profile.

Sue Dough
Sue Dough
35,800 Points

If its just a fallback plan that shows a lack of commitment. I don't know any good engineers who look at this as a fallback. They do it because they love it and probably would engineer/code regardless of pay. However the pay is pretty damn good. If your just trying to get a job then I encourage you to quit and do something else with your life. If you do like coding/engineering and would make it a hobby even if there is no pay then I would keep it up and not worry about this. Because if you continue with passion you'll have so much skill that denying job offers will become your worry.

Nearly no employer is going to care how many points you have or what coding bootcamp you attended. That would be stupid to judge candidates that way.

Treehouse is not a magic wand. Learn how to learn, go build some cool stuff contribute to open source, and you'll be able to get a good job easily. However only do these things if you truly want to. Also just network and shoot emails straight to the CEO's and founders of companies you want to work for. Skip the middle men people completely.

Treehouse just teaches you some skills. That itself doesn't get you a job. Treehouse and other coding bootcamps can be very misleading about this. I personally wouldn't sip their koolaid and instead focus on learning/improving your skills by building.

Best of luck.

Jim Awofadeju
Jim Awofadeju
4,097 Points

So far I have liked what I have been learning on Treehouse, Codecademy, and Free Code Camp. I am a code newbie. I have not learned how to code before. took one computer science course in college to find out what it involved. I have taken my learning seriously. I have taken handwritten notes of all the code challenges and quiz questions I have completed because my answers don't get saved. I can go back and review my work at a later time. I am motivated to keep learning from Treehouse and don't find the information boring or a waste of my time. It has only been one month since I started learning how to code. I am focused on acquiring sufficient knowledge and understanding of the terms and concepts first. I am not used to building projects, so that may take some time.

Sue Dough
Sue Dough
35,800 Points

Well that all sounds good. I may have misinterpreted some of what you said/meant.

It won't take a bunch of time to start a project. Literally you could start it today and add the first line of a code. Just do a fun side project. The best way to excel fast is to work on projects you enjoy.