Thanks for sharing a different perspective! I'm very fortunate to have had the opportunity to attend a great school and to live in a city that constatly ranks in the highest spot of tech jobs growth. My years of experence as a designer had a great impact on me getting a job straigh out of bootcamp. I talk briefly about how you should highlight non related job experiences in the second part.
Unfortunately that's not the reality for everyone. One of the best aspects of online dev communities like dev.to is that it connects people from all over the world, and all walks of life. I'm sorry if this blog post was not helpful to you, but if it can help only one of those people that don't have the same opportunities as we do, then it'll fulfill its goal.
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