1 Week after Coding Bootcamp

The sudden realization that you have spent the better part of the last year coding with a specific timeline, and schedule of projects has disappeared.

The act of putting this into practice and continuing to work on your chosen craft alongside finding a job in the industry is more daunting than I thought. Just reading some of the job listings are incredibly deceptive when they ask for a Junior Developer and ask for 2+ years in a commercial environment with 15 different requirements, some of which I have never heard of.

Never in my 20+ years of jobs have I seen such oddly phrased listings of jobs. It's almost like everyone is searching for a perfect unicorn when it seems like there should be a better way. It is especially odd to see so many websites, that are supposedly tech oriented, not have fields for Github, personal website, CodePen, etc. Web sites that are there for newbies and experienced people alike show the projects that they work on. Understandably I am not a recruiter, nor have I been in the industry and yet it is a little disconcerting. I have been told that if I match even 50% just apply and see what happens.

Understandably I am not a recruiter, nor have I been in the industry and yet it is a little disconcerting. I have been told that if I match even 50% just apply and see what happens. However, I will be a bit picky for a little bit mainly due to being employed even if it isn't in the Software Development Career I am now searching for.

While doing that I am continuing with FCC just to make sure I have some practice and face additional challenges. I am at the portion of the program of "Advanced Algorithm Scripting" and it does have me scratching my head more than once. My usual scenario is to try for 30 minutes using repl.it and if I can't solve it using my searching skills. It has definitely been good practice to go through the MDN and Stack Overflow answers and decipher how to accomplish it.