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Adam Crockett ๐ŸŒ€

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Howโ€™s the job search going?

I primal scream could be an appropriate way to express myself today as I find myself lost in translation online.

Maybe itโ€™s the full moon where I am. The thing is all I want in this world is to go back to work and do my damn hardest to learn, teach and grow.

Iโ€™ve picked up a new interest in C# this week and for the first time in a while Iโ€™m actively learning it on code academy.

I also made my first video content about using XState with TDD, I think I need to make another video about something on point, Nextjs perhaps ๐Ÿค”

Iโ€™m also grappling with my confidence, I had an interview that was less aligned with the post listed which caused a no proceeding situation.

I have 2m to find a job and the countdown starts on the 1st

Wish me luck, canโ€™t focus on the negative.

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mortylen

I keep my fingers crossed with learning C#, it is a very used and popular language. There are a lot of tutorials and it is easy to get started even for beginners. If you have experience with web development, try rewriting some smaller applications in C#.
I wish you good luck in the new year.

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Adam Crockett ๐ŸŒ€

Thank you Mortylen, Iโ€™ve noticed some fantastic companies use C# and that culture is really attractive and professional.
I love the advice about finding something real to write, I am 10 years a web developer but I think Iโ€™m looking at mid level jobs for C#, a step backwards but for something that really sparks my interest ๐Ÿ˜Š

Thank you for kindly commenting it means a lot to see that people like yourself care!

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mortylen

If you learn something new and find it fun and fulfilling, you can't say it's a step backwards. It's a step forward, maybe just for less money :)

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Adam Crockett ๐ŸŒ€

Yeah I think that money is not greater than happiness and doing what you love comes from enjoyment not money totally agree

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Marco

Fingers crossed ๐Ÿคž

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Adam Crockett ๐ŸŒ€

Thank you Marco, very kind of you

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Alex T

mhm... I have couples of projects putting on hold as I have yet to find developers with frontend and backend to kickstart. I am not sure if I should engage with some developers here to work on those project(s).

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Adam Crockett ๐ŸŒ€

I love your musings Alex, what are you working on out of interest?

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Alex T • Edited

Currently there are 2 projects. One wonโ€™t be monetising right away; the other, I think it is possible to be monetised after the website is done.

I canโ€™t promise you salary or pay you are getting. But the project can be monetized with subscription model.

I have a project in which the ideas were sprouting during the pandemic period and the desire become stronger when I stumbled upon Mahmoud Harmouchโ€™s post.

A simple platform to democratise the merchandising environment, similar to Shoutengai(shopping street) concept. It can ramify to further more and profiting more stakeholders when this project further develops.

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Adam Crockett ๐ŸŒ€

So for anyone whoโ€™s interested they might ask, what is the website how big is it and how from A to B would it take that person to develop.

For somebody like me whoโ€™s 1 month from not having a house Iโ€™m not in this position sadly.

So I think I recommend opening some listings on Dev to help you with your search or find junior devs who need a leg up ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Alex T

thank you for your reply. Start from small, website can be done in few weeks for first phase; for further development, it can for the 5-10 years.

Mr. Crockett. I usually offer financial plannings for my clients. Few suggestions for funds you may use temporarily:

  • insurance/investment plans which allows for cash withdrawals/loans
  • retirement funds(like gov retirement scheme) which allows for withdrawals/loans for housing purposes
  • some collaterals can be used to get loans/re-finance from banks(gauge the interest rate) This can last for 3-6 months. With your skills, I believe you can get a job with less than 3 months.

if you have resume, and I wonder if any of my friends/associates in UK may need your skills.

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Adam Crockett ๐ŸŒ€

Alex certainly reach out on my LinkedIn and thanks for the advice.

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Alex T

just came across this. freecodecamp.org/news/how-to-get-a.... Lane Wagner... as a hiring manager and head of engineering has shared some good tips, I think it is worth to have a look. Another perspective from a hiring manager maybe good to hear from.

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Adam Crockett ๐ŸŒ€

Thanks Alex Iโ€™ll take a look