060 - It Doesn’t Actually Have To Take This Long!
13 Mar, 2018
It’s been a year since I started this podcast! But I still haven’t become a full-time developer. Does it really have to take over a year to change careers and become a programmer?
Short answer: no, I really don’t think so!
But for me, a few things along the way have slowed down my progress. You can get the full story by listening to this episode, but to recap what I think I’d do differently to speed the transition up a bit:
- Set a firm date for when I’d quit my job and STICK TO IT! My “deadline” kept being pushed farther and farther away from me.
- Work on a single program or curriculum that will provide you with full projects to complete and add to your portfolio. This is massively necessary when it comes to actually looking and interviewing for jobs. Some good examples are the freeCodeCamp certificates and Udacity nanodegree programs. Coding bootcamps are another viable option, though they can be costly.
Despite my (I think) slow timeline so far, I’m still excited by what’s still to come and look forward to sharing more updates soon!