How I got a job as a developer at 16
In this article, I want to talk about how I got my first job as a web developer at 16 having 0 experience.
I started coding at 15 in Python and then after a few months, I switched to web development. I learned HTML and CSS from Freecodecamp where I also built a few front-end projects.
I understood media query in CSS and I was able to build responsive websites using them (this helped me get the job).
Where I found the job
I was really active on Reddit and one day I found a subreddit with developers from my country. I made a post where I told everyone what I was doing and that I was looking to work on some projects during the summer.
I thought that no one will see my post but I was wrong. A guy who had a start-up saw the post and asked me if I want to make their website responsive because he really liked the websites I built in the past.
How I got the job
We had a phone call and we talked about things related to the job. After that, he gave me two simple tasks that I solved using media query.
He really liked my work so I got hired for 3 months.
What I did next
In the first 2 months, I made all their website responsive and changed the design of a few features.
Now, how can you get a job too
Based on my past experience I can only recommend you to find some online communities with developers from your country and tell them what are you working on and that you are looking for a job.
You never know who sees the post you make and you might get a job as I did.
Hey Vlad, I found you on Twitter and read this piece by you. I'm really grateful to you. You inspired me. You're doing a mighty fine job, man. Your tweets, as well, are very remarkable and worthwhile. Thank you. And happy new year.
Amazing pasca, love your drive and the fact your are sharing your experience that's a plus! Keep learning keep going the sky is your limit!!❤️
Good Job Pasca Vlad. The best way to learn is to share(By writing or some other way), teach and practice coding. You would get there sooner with a sound understanding of how programming works sooner than you would imagine!
Keep the light burning!
This is such a huge achievement Pasca Vlad, Congratulations.
+1 to what you said about putting yourself out there because you really don't know who is watching. Yes, it might feel like we don't know enough or we are not good enough to share our thoughts and ideas but that's not true. We are good enough for someone, company, or team.
This is good stuff. I hope someone else would take a good piece of inspiration from this story. Nice one Vlad, keep going.
What are you doing currently?