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How Did You Land You First Job As A Self-taught Developer? by David160(m): 4:40am On Aug 26, 2021
programmers in the house, how did you land your first job as a self taught dev?

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Re: How Did You Land You First Job As A Self-taught Developer? by jackest1(m): 10:08am On Aug 26, 2021
David160:
programmers in the house, how did you land your first job as a self taught dev?
I got my first job from the guy who introduced me to programming

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Re: How Did You Land You First Job As A Self-taught Developer? by David160(m): 11:17am On Aug 26, 2021
jackest1:

I got my first job from the guy who introduced me to programming
did it pay well?
Re: How Did You Land You First Job As A Self-taught Developer? by jackest1(m): 5:41pm On Aug 26, 2021
David160:
did it pay well?
Not really
Re: How Did You Land You First Job As A Self-taught Developer? by tensazangetsu20(m): 6:38pm On Aug 26, 2021
By applying online. As soon as I felt ready and confident to have a job I was applying to jobs everyday. I knew all the latest Dev openings on hotnigerianjobs, myjobmag, linkedin, indeed etc. Upwork was open on my computer at least 10 hours everyday so I could see new gigs. It took me two weeks to get my first job this way and I was getting as much as ten to twenty interviews every week.

I was applying to at least 10 jobs everyday. It shocks me when I see new Devs say all the jobs they have applied to is just 10. Finding a job is a job on its own.

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Re: How Did You Land You First Job As A Self-taught Developer? by ReactJs(m): 7:54pm On Aug 26, 2021
Got my first job from someone that knew i was actively into programming so he asked me to join his already established company. Although the money wasn't much but i needed to move from 0 to 1 so bad that i would have worked for free. Newton's first Law of motion

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Re: How Did You Land You First Job As A Self-taught Developer? by 4dor: 8:41pm On Aug 26, 2021
tensazangetsu20:
By applying online. As soon as I felt ready and confident to have a job I was applying to jobs everyday. I knew all the latest Dev openings on hotnigerianjobs, myjobmag, linkedin, indeed etc. Upwork was open on my computer at least 10 hours everyday so I could see new gigs. It took me two weeks to get my first job this way and I was getting as much as ten to twenty interviews every week.

I was applying to at least 10 jobs everyday. It shocks me when I see new Devs say all the jobs they have applied to is just 10. Finding a job is a job on its own.

This needs to be on a billboard!
Re: How Did You Land You First Job As A Self-taught Developer? by David160(m): 10:30am On Aug 27, 2021
jackest1:
Not really
please can I know how much?
Re: How Did You Land You First Job As A Self-taught Developer? by Starpro87(m): 12:20pm On Aug 27, 2021
Please sir,
As a self-taught developer,
1. How did you begin?
2. Which programming language did you start with?
3. How long did you train before you started applying for jobs?
4. Which programming language is your area of focus?

Thanks.

tensazangetsu20:
By applying online. As soon as I felt ready and confident to have a job I was applying to jobs everyday. I knew all the latest Dev openings on hotnigerianjobs, myjobmag, linkedin, indeed etc. Upwork was open on my computer at least 10 hours everyday so I could see new gigs. It took me two weeks to get my first job this way and I was getting as much as ten to twenty interviews every week.

I was applying to at least 10 jobs everyday. It shocks me when I see new Devs say all the jobs they have applied to is just 10. Finding a job is a job on its own.
Re: How Did You Land You First Job As A Self-taught Developer? by jackest1(m): 1:06pm On Aug 27, 2021
David160:
please can I know how much?
Can't remember how much.
But he currently bring larger projects
Re: How Did You Land You First Job As A Self-taught Developer? by jackest1(m): 1:07pm On Aug 27, 2021
tensazangetsu20:
By applying online. As soon as I felt ready and confident to have a job I was applying to jobs everyday. I knew all the latest Dev openings on hotnigerianjobs, myjobmag, linkedin, indeed etc. Upwork was open on my computer at least 10 hours everyday so I could see new gigs. It took me two weeks to get my first job this way and I was getting as much as ten to twenty interviews every week.

I was applying to at least 10 jobs everyday. It shocks me when I see new Devs say all the jobs they have applied to is just 10. Finding a job is a job on its own.

Same here Boss, My connects don finish
Re: How Did You Land You First Job As A Self-taught Developer? by airsaylongcome: 2:29pm On Aug 27, 2021
Not an active developer (my brain don dey cold) but a self taught Voice Engineer working in Support. I had spent 5 months basically messing around with FreePBX (a leading open source VOIP solution)

Got my first job through Reddit. Joined reddit to have more knowledge on VOIP. Na so I see request for application for entry level opening for Yankee. Applied, Interviewed and was hired. All within a month. Salary I earn now is 10x what I used to earn. And I work from home. Internet bill is crazy as I am basically subscribed to two 50k per month providers. But we'll worth it.

I had applied for a Software Testing job online too. Got interviewed today but most likely going to turn it down as the pay no match my current. And I am not too competent in Manual (or Automated) Software Testing.

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Re: How Did You Land You First Job As A Self-taught Developer? by tensazangetsu20(m): 2:36pm On Aug 27, 2021
airsaylongcome:
Not an active developer (my brain don dey cold) but a self taught Voice Engineer working in Support. I had spent 5 months basically messing around with FreePBX (a leading open source VOIP solution)

Got my first job through Reddit. Joined reddit to have more knowledge on VOIP. Na so I see request for application for entry level opening for Yankee. Applied, Interviewed and was hired. All within a month. Salary I earn now is 10x what I used to earn. And I work from home. Internet bill is crazy as I am basically subscribed to two 50k per month providers. But we'll worth it.

I had applied for a Software Testing job online too. Got interviewed today but most likely going to turn it down as the pay no match my current. And I am not too competent in Manual (or Automated) Software Testing.
Walai Reddit is so underrated. I got my first remote job from there. If you are a developer, join active sub reddits and share your projects. They are so many people there that will pay you 1000 to 2000 USD monthly.

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Re: How Did You Land You First Job As A Self-taught Developer? by tensazangetsu20(m): 2:39pm On Aug 27, 2021
Starpro87:
Please sir,
As a self-taught developer,
1. How did you begin?
2. Which programming language did you start with?
3. How long did you train before you started applying for jobs?
4. Which programming language is your area of focus?

Thanks.

1. HTML, CSS and JS.
2 Javascript.
3 6 months.
4 Javascript, PHP and Java. Javascript and PHP for jamstack. Java for salesforce.

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Re: How Did You Land You First Job As A Self-taught Developer? by airsaylongcome: 2:53pm On Aug 27, 2021
tensazangetsu20:

Walai Reddit is so underrated. I got my first remote job from there. If you are a developer, join active sub reddits and share your projects. They are so many people there that will pay you 1000 to 2000 USD monthly.

Easily top 2k USD monthly at $15/hr, 160 hours per month. Even if you accept $10/hr 160hrs monthly that's $1k6. And the good thing is that it's business in desperate need of labour. Like you get trained (and paid while in training) and still get hand held. Just be a bit competent. Most people who join all those specialist subredds are already enthusiasts with a high level of interest and basic competence

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Re: How Did You Land You First Job As A Self-taught Developer? by tensazangetsu20(m): 2:57pm On Aug 27, 2021
airsaylongcome:


Easily top 2k USD monthly at $15/hr, 160 hours per month. Even if you accept $10/hr 160hrs monthly that's $1k6. And the good thing is that it's business in desperate need of labour. Like you get trained (and paid while in training) and still get hand held. Just be a bit competent. Most people who join all those specialist subredds are already enthusiasts with a high level of interest and basic competence
Yeah true. Reddit is really amazing. I just wish nairaland was like that.Na only hungry people dey come here looking for tech solutions lipsrsealed
Re: How Did You Land You First Job As A Self-taught Developer? by airsaylongcome: 3:01pm On Aug 27, 2021
tensazangetsu20:

Yeah true. Reddit is really amazing. I just wish nairaland was like that.Na only hungry people dey come here looking for tech solutions lipsrsealed

At the bolded...FACTS.

Reddit has it's mad side o. But way saner than the madness here
Re: How Did You Land You First Job As A Self-taught Developer? by tensazangetsu20(m): 3:04pm On Aug 27, 2021
airsaylongcome:


At the bolded...FACTS.

Reddit has it's mad side o. But way saner than the madness here
Money full Reddit o. A dev got sponsored to Canada from just showing his projects. Walai applying to jobs online is nonsense compared to knowing those oyinbos one on one. All these things we think are impossible are really very easy if you know them personally and they like you.
Even the guy who was sponsored to finland to build drone. It was from LInkedin the white man saw his projects.

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Re: How Did You Land You First Job As A Self-taught Developer? by airsaylongcome: 3:13pm On Aug 27, 2021
tensazangetsu20:

Money full Reddit o. A dev got sponsored to Canada from just showing his projects. Walai applying to jobs online is nonsense compared to knowing those oyinbos one on one. All these things we think are impossible are really very easy if you know them personally and they like you.
Even the guy who was sponsored to finland to build drone. It was from LInkedin the white man saw his projects.

You be real reddit veteran. Loads of possibilities there if you look in the right places. I was looking at a dev opening a few weeks back there. Offer was 85k and Americans where turning it down. If nobi say my coding dey Blunt I for grab the opportunity one time. Reddit and Crossover.com for me are major sources of remote. Crossover screening is a bit more intense but when u get that interview invite after passing all the exams on crossover.com, just know say u are good. Damned good.

My only problem right now na the work hours. No matter how late I try to sleep, once 8 or 9am knack and daylight don show here, I go wake.

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Re: How Did You Land You First Job As A Self-taught Developer? by Etinosa1234: 12:42am On Aug 28, 2021
still looking for sha

currently partaking in the HNG internship to gain experience

its already getting tough for me cry
Re: How Did You Land You First Job As A Self-taught Developer? by Dranoid: 9:42am On Aug 28, 2021
tensazangetsu20:

Walai Reddit is so underrated. I got my first remote job from there. If you are a developer, join active sub reddits and share your projects. They are so many people there that will pay you 1000 to 2000 USD monthly.
Please can you give examples of those sub reddit?

And also what's your opinion on starting Electron JS
Re: How Did You Land You First Job As A Self-taught Developer? by Chrismentor3: 4:01pm On Aug 28, 2021
My problem now is how to set up my cv/resume �

I feel I should start applying, I have been undergoing a series of training based on practicals on android development and a bit of front end, but my base is android using kotlin. We are also learning react native for cross platform app dev.

Can someone help me with templates pls, to fix my cv/resume
Re: How Did You Land You First Job As A Self-taught Developer? by Nobody: 4:21pm On Aug 28, 2021
To be very honest, I'm not ready yet because I am yet to know Javascript to the level that I'll be comfortable with it.
Re: How Did You Land You First Job As A Self-taught Developer? by ClintonNzedimma(m): 6:22pm On Aug 28, 2021
tensazangetsu20:
By applying online. As soon as I felt ready and confident to have a job I was applying to jobs everyday. I knew all the latest Dev openings on hotnigerianjobs, myjobmag, linkedin, indeed etc. Upwork was open on my computer at least 10 hours everyday so I could see new gigs. It took me two weeks to get my first job this way and I was getting as much as ten to twenty interviews every week.

I was applying to at least 10 jobs everyday. It shocks me when I see new Devs say all the jobs they have applied to is just 10. Finding a job is a job on its own.
Omo this one enter oh.
“Finding a job is a job on its own”
Re: How Did You Land You First Job As A Self-taught Developer? by Dammytrager(m): 6:35pm On Aug 28, 2021
The company had only one mobile developer, their backend was built by a contract dev that left already, they needed to do some updates on the backend, so the mobile dev who was my friend came to me if I could help.

I was able to help them and to be very honest I didn’t know node very well at the time, I just googled my way through to get it done. The following week the CEO called me and I was interviewed and I was given the role. The pay was 30k.

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Re: How Did You Land You First Job As A Self-taught Developer? by Dammytrager(m): 6:42pm On Aug 28, 2021
Chrismentor3:
My problem now is how to set up my cv/resume �

I feel I should start applying, I have been undergoing a series of training based on practicals on android development and a bit of front end, but my base is android using kotlin. We are also learning react native for cross platform app dev.

Can someone help me with templates pls, to fix my cv/resume

Visit https://flowcv.io

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Re: How Did You Land You First Job As A Self-taught Developer? by Chrismentor3: 1:05am On Aug 29, 2021
Re: How Did You Land You First Job As A Self-taught Developer? by omobacyprus(m): 8:58am On Aug 29, 2021
tensazangetsu20:
By applying online. As soon as I felt ready and confident to have a job I was applying to jobs everyday. I knew all the latest Dev openings on hotnigerianjobs, myjobmag, linkedin, indeed etc. Upwork was open on my computer at least 10 hours everyday so I could see new gigs. It took me two weeks to get my first job this way and I was getting as much as ten to twenty interviews every week.

I was applying to at least 10 jobs everyday. It shocks me when I see new Devs say all the jobs they have applied to is just 10. Finding a job is a job on its own.
No caps

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