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.
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.
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