How do I know when I'm ready to start applying for WebDev jobs?

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I went through a full stack boot camp about a year ago and have been working on projects and learning ever since. Some days I feel pretty good, most days I feel like an idiot.

My question is when should I start applying for jobs and how do I know if I'm actually ready?
 
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Always. Nothing lost (except a bit of your time) when you try. An opportunity lost when you don't try.

Well at least try to have a full page for your resume.
 
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There is a good number of people who get hired without doing projects and they mess up during their contract, so you're more prepared than those for sure.
 
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I start with POS and market my projects up until I get to work with Credit Systems.
 
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There is no definitive answer to when you are ready to start applying for WebDev jobs, but here are some general guidelines that might help you:

  • You have a solid grasp of the fundamentals of web development, such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and basic algorithms and data structures.
  • You have built some projects that showcase your skills and creativity, and you have deployed them online using platforms like GitHub Pages, Netlify, or Heroku.
  • You have a portfolio website that displays your projects, your resume, and your contact information.
  • You have practiced some common web development interview questions and challenges, such as coding a responsive layout, fetching data from an API, or implementing a CRUD app.
  • You have a positive attitude and a willingness to learn new things and improve your skills.

If you meet most of these criteria, then you are probably ready to start applying for WebDev jobs. Good luck! 🍀
 
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  • You have a positive attitude and a willingness to learn new things and improve your skills.
  • Best answer from the list, as one programming language is created per year, the need to adapt is a must.
  • Web Development is also a work that can be done part-time, so best chase those contracts as working for an 8-5 job is already dead ( they are actually slave exploiters ).
  • Companies are EAGER to pull in novices because they cost dirt cheap. Companies avoid hiring managers recently because there are tools that can replace them.
 
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When it comes to front-end gigs, you should consider throwing your hat in the ring once you've nailed HTML, CSS, and JavaScript and have whipped up a few legit websites.
 
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I had a video chat with fellow colleagues from past work to explore stuffs - renting servers, setting up IIS, using a db, use some dev tools, making simple reports... We communicate via teams mtg and email. We learn stuff along the way after doing real work 8h ( at least ) a day. It gives us productive time before sleeping.
 

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