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How long do you guys think it will take me to get a job as a front end web developer?

I have a decent job right now working under IT but have always loved the idea of being a programmer. I am currently the bread winner for my family of three and am looking to pushing myself for 3 months to learn what I need too. My personal deadline is December 16, so by December 17th Monday I want to begin applying to programmer job positions in the San Jose area.

Makes sense, thank you. This is one of the many reasons why I joined Treehouse for the community and help. I will have to look into making a portfolio then.

The 3 months is something I have set as a goal for myself, If I go passed it its ok but I feel like I can a hold of the information fairly quickly. Plus the way Treehouse teaches it is amazing and very easy to follow and learn.

1 Answer

Eric M
Eric M
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You get out what you put in. It's possible to get a junior programming role after three months if in those three months you've learnt enough to be able to compete with other junior dev applicants. People have done it.

The question is, how do you prove that knowledge to an employer? Most people without formal qualifications utilise a portfolio of example projects to prove this. I suspect that's why publishable projects are a focus of the treehouse tech degree.