A Recap of my job search journey after a bootcamp graduation in April 2021.

  • Contacts: Each week, I am trying to follow the minimum requirement of reaching out to 8 people in order to build my network. By doing so, I am getting very good advice from experimented software engineers or new grads who could get recent advice on how to land this first job. I am very grateful for those who took the time to answer me, jump on a phone call with me and even give me feedback about my resume or projects. I love this community where a lot of people don’t forget that we all started someday not knowing a lot and having someone giving us an opportunity to learn and prove ourselves.
  • Blog Posts: Each week, I have to write a blog. I have to say that this is the hardest part of my program. It is challenging to keep ideas and not repeat myself. What I like about writing blogs is that it allows you to express yourself and review what you have to learn during the week, or a project that I worked on.
  • GitHub: Lastly, I have to do at least 5 commits a week. As you can see, I started slow, trying to meet the requirements, but realized that this is the most important. I created lots of projects using React, and lately I have been following tutorials on how to create clones. I created a facebook-clone, tinder-clone that I deployed with Firebase. It was nice seeing people from my social network, colleagues or friends interacting with my apps and adding new posts like on my facebook-clone. I am currently trying to work on a youtube-clone, this time by adding a lot of functionalities myself. I would love to create a couple more clones in order to build my portfolio, but I understand that I should not spend too much time on doing this as I am following tutorials and not creating something myself.

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