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Web Development Help

I need some help , I am graduating in a week with a degree in web development. Yet i dont seem to have the skills that are required for entry level jobs. I also cant seem to focus when using your online program. Please if you have any help I would really appreciate it

2 Answers

Ariel Aronica
Ariel Aronica
6,646 Points

I guess it depends on WHY you are having a hard time focusing while doing the online program. If you struggle with distractibility, it's best to set goals for yourself daily and achieve those goals, even if it is only 30 minutes of being on Treehouse a day. Don't let outside sources distract you, because think of it this way. Take 30 minutes out of your day and focus solely on this one thing. You have the rest of the day to do other things. If you struggle doing this then Treehouse just might not be the best option for you. There are many ways to learn web development, and if you've taken classes in school you have most of the theory already covered. Practice on your own time and you will solidify those concepts. Learning by doing is key with web development. If you struggle with the "sitting-at-a-computer" aspect itself, I may suggest either getting yourself a stand-up desk or reevaluating whether or not web development suits your needs, as this is an extremely detail-oriented, ongoing learning process that is time consuming (but extremely rewarding!). Otherwise, eliminate the distractions and get to work!

Relax, I know the feeling it seems really daunting. You pay a lot of money for degree from a college and it seems no one wants to hire you just go through the steps here and if you can go to your guidance councilor at your school and look for internships you need practical experience under your belt to get you going on the right track. The reason I understand this is because I am there.