Networking is great and one of those skills I need to become better at. I have a hard time with it sometimes because it's like choosing between that and staying home. Not to mention I'm well aware I'm losing out by not networking. I am a co-organizer of Ladies That UX in my area and it's been a great thing to join but I need to step things up in terms of the job search (definitely can't say I've gotten interviews and I've been there a year lol).
And no worries for the long response, I'm all ears! I keep sitting here having faith and hope that maybe I'll land that dev job if I just do the online coding bootcamp. He says at the beginning it's the 'only bootcamp' you'll need to become a developer and I can't help but think on one hand that it's too good to be true. Idk if that's experience or what.
I worry a lot about the time and the money. I'm currently a full time employee as well as volunteer at a Children's Hospital plus active in my church and taking care of my mom from a stroke she had 6 months ago. I code during downtime at work at after work too when I have time but occasionally I need some rest or a break.
Thank you for your input, Kate! <3
Wow, kudos to you for all the plates you're keeping spinning while staying dedicated to learning. Rooting for you! Can't wait to hear what you decide.
We're a place where coders share, stay up-to-date and grow their careers.
We strive for transparency and don't collect excess data.