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Daniel Mallett
Daniel Mallett
14,582 Points

I've hit a wall.

Hi everyone.

I was wondering if anyone else has had a similar issue.

I've been on and off coding for a few years. I have a degree in computing but I never had the courage to use it. I mean myself I never really though i was good enough. I was never really able to retain the information and I did have a brief period were I did give up.

I have recently found love for coding again I've been with Treehouse since March and I have changed courses on and off because I could not find the right one which fits me. I am currently doing Front end courses.

I have been applying for jobs and always getting denied because of my lack of experience. I am trying to find a junior role because I think they are a bit lack thereof. (in the UK) and it does make me feel like I am stuck in a rut.

I guess what I am trying to say is. Has anyone else had the same issue?

I apologize in advance for the ramble.

Thank you all for your time.

2 Answers

Jennifer Nordell
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Jennifer Nordell
Treehouse Teacher

Hi there! I would highly suggest you take a look at this Treehouse show. I think that you'll find that what you experience is not at all unique and shared by many. Be sure and take a look at the links in the Teacher's Notes associated with this too :smiley:

Hope this helps! :sparkles:

Daniel Mallett
Daniel Mallett
14,582 Points

Thank you very much for the reply and the advice. It helps massively. :) It is very much appreciated.

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
216,083 Points

As an alternative to experience, you might try putting together a portfolio of work done. This won't impress every potential employer, but combined with your degree it might be enough for some roles at some employers.

If possible, mix speculative work with actual sites in your portfolio. You might find opportunities to donate development time to charitable or other public-outreach organizations, and those sites could be featured in your portfolio.

Daniel Mallett
Daniel Mallett
14,582 Points

Thank you for the advice. I will hunt around and see what comes up with the charitable and outreach organizations. Thank you again for the advice it is greatly appreciated .