How I got my first job after code bootcamp.

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Vampiire Codes : this is incredibly inspiring man. thanks for sharing a raw story

MakenBaccon : Dude, I've been going through this for 2 years. I was about to give up. You just gave me the strength to carry on. Thank you so much man. I'm on the edge of tears right now.

Andrew Berumen : Hey Joshua, thanks for this. I'm going through a really tough job search at the moment as well. I graduated with a degree in computer science, went straight into sales after school, and now that I want to go back to software engineering I feel like I'm permanently a "sales" roles. It really sucks because employers don't even give me a chance. After 6 months of unemployment and not one call back it gets really degrading, but hopefully with a little persistence it'll work out.

mer mer : Thank you for being so honest in all of your videos man! ✌️

Shawn Walker : I can relate. I have a similar story

Kevitivity : This video is so true.

Toxodos : good for you, passion can go a long way, even if skill is lacking (for now)

human151 : Awesome story. So would you consider yourself proficient in ruby now?

Ty Mansfield : Great story man. Thanks so much for sharing.

Aaron Duley : Hey man you're not alone I feel the same way, I'm new on your channel I love the videos you've done and stay humble dude and keep them coming. You're motivating people like me, I'm learning bootstrap atm

Andrew Nichols : Very inspiring story, I started out my academic career as an actor and finished with a information science degree. I've been in corporate America for 5 years and the way you've felt is exactly how I've felt this whole time. "I have no idea what I'm doing" "What if I fail, lots of people depend on me?" "I'm totally going to get fired because I suck" But over the years I've learned that my drive and passion for tech is what keeps me happily employed and well desired by my company and others. Imposter Syndrome is real, but we can't let it be more than that nagging voice that we hear every day

Vicky Jagdev : Thanks bro , real motivation .. i need ..

TAIWAN NUMBER 1 : what's the backgound on your montiors? It's awesome!

Abubakr Alhaj : that is amazing, after all of this struggle and suffering and people keep rejecting you, you didn't gave up, you deserve it, love the video it's very inspiring , thank you so much for that.

Mr Wolf : My hero of the day. Thanks for all the down-to-earth honesty.

KyleGG : Congratulations! I took the more traditional route, but got a degree in Electrical Engineering, which a lot of the curriculum deals with programming. I knew I wanted to write software but I also wanted to be an engineer. Software engineers are not recognized as engineers in a lot of places. Software development is all experience. There is only going to be a few very productive developers at any company. People who will deliver code exponentially faster and with less bugs. The code they write is also clean and maintainable. Where does this leave everyone else? Gaining knowledge. Every problem they encounter will be new to them. They are starting from the beginning a lot of the time. Its the experience that teaches you how to find an adequate solution and implement it. If you don't have a degree you need to either a) apply to every job you can b) get some formal experience (bootcamp, training course), c) release your own software. Or more likely a combination. Get a degree though it will save you a ton of hassle. The degree is basically a shit filter.

Jemimah O. : Thanks for sharing this!

David K : What in God's name is going on with your window blinds?

dtPlaythroughs : What do you mean by an algorithm challenge that "tests code"? Can you elaborate or show an example? I couldn't find anything by Googling and I'd like to know for future interviews!

paraglide01 : No Katy Foster :-(

David M : Very relatable story, man! I'm in a bootcamp now. It's a 6 month full time program and the last month is dedicated to job placement, so I might fare a bit better than you did with the job search. But having said that, I'm definitely struggling on the material and am not sure at all if even after 6 months I'll be qualified for work. But maybe that's just the impostor syndrome.

D6vils D6mis6 : Great story I couldn't get past the interviews i can do the work but its difficult for me convincing them I'm worth their time because i grew up around an environment people convinced me I'm not worth anything but this is very inspiring. This video will help me push myself to accomplish my dream.

xxxxx222 : Thanks for the video man!

Salim Badruddin : Dud i want to cry

djalaxxx : Hello Joshua, thanks for sharing! I'm sure allot of us want that awesome cool story of becoming a developer but unfortunately things do not always go that great. I have been going to school online now for some years for software development; in all honesty i feel like i know nothing so hearing your story made optimistic. I am still border line staying to coding but borderline going more into data analyst role. Whatever the case I appreciate the video and makes me hopeful; luckily the current job I am in so pretty good.

samfortunato : What languages did you learn in boot camp? Did you end up feeling really proficient in the languages, or did your knowledge still feel basic or anything?

Murray Nguyen : Good stuff, Joshua. Keep it up!

Will Crayons : I'm planning on getting into a very competitive field as my career for my dream. and I will probably watch this video multiple times to remind myself that work is the only limiting factor between me and my dream. amazing video, subscribed

Anon : Kudos to you for sticking thru it to the end man. i wanted to go into software development in college, but once i got past the intro course I felt I was in waaay over my head and ended up going a different route. Good luck to you and great video. I wish I had seen this a few years ago lol.

Wynter Bay : thank you for a super down to earth and real video, you deserve more subscribers!

Devron Tombacco : Thank you so much for this video dude. I'm a newcomer to programming and very often feel overwhelmed. In many videos I see online, I find that people are most likely pretending to be confident when it comes to their knowledge of coding once they start working their first gig. Its really empowering to hear that people like us, with no background in coding apart from a bootcamp, CAN become good coders with hard work and determination and the courage to push forward, despite having that feeling of being overwhelmed. Thanks again and keep up the good work! =D

souhir samoud : Hi, you made me tear up, and you inspired me, thank you very much. From my perspective you are special: because you had a hard time and you made it out, and you are willing to share your bad times to help others.

Scott Tang : Hard work pays off! Keep up the good work dude. Thanks for sharing your struggle and success with us.

lawlzomgffs : Yoo, i have to do a presentation about data acquisition tools today, i've been shit scared for weeks standing infront of people talking. Seeing this video gave me hope! Cheers from sweden.

Yohannis Nicos : Thanks, bro that's really inspiring!!

Mb Videos : Thank you so much for sharing this story. As 2nd-3rd year computer science student, that still doesn't feel all too sure about his abilities or direction, I needed that.

INVICTUS : I'm in my 4th year of Teaching at Uni and the "Impostor Syndrome" you mentioned really struck a chord with me. I am GREAT with kids and get glowing reports from the school I work at, and yet I still feel like I'm inadequate. This is a totally unrelated field to yours and I have never coded in my life; this video was truly inspiring to me. I just wanted to pop in and say thanks a bunch for sharing your story. I've got this.

Mariusz Heyda : What's the outro track name?

Kimberly Ceralde : yeah but do you get to work remotely?

German Gamboa-Gonzalez : wait.... are you the dude from that one reddit post?

daebat : spot on bro, it's hard out there and it takes a lot of work. you have the right mindset and a lot of others don't.

Thomas Ventrone : "10 minutes of sci project 3 hours of Overwatch." I feel your pain.

Lorenzo Lopez Villalobos : <3 exactly the video that I needed, thanks man :)

Matt Palen : Good video. I have a couple friends going through this exact struggle and this kind of perspective might help them fight through the low periods. Going to pass it along.

I Suck at Gaming : "Ten minutes of side-project, three hours of Overwatch." Wellp, we've found the issue. Dev-work is stupid-hard to enter. If you're a Senior Engineer in a hot technology, you end up interviewing the companies. Outside of that, for the rest of us, interviews are some variation of silly-bordering-on-offensive, and code challenges range from "Fizz Buzz? Are you freaking kidding me??" to "... ... oh crap. You've given me a chunk of your work to do, unpaid, while everyone looks on." And then there's the take-home stuff--I've never been assigned that, but I did flatly turn down someone when they suggested I'd have a weekend project to do unpaid. I gave her my consulting rate, said they could pay that if they wanted consulting, and left it at that. Here's the point. The odds are already extremely stacked against you. If you're a kid--like this guy--you're at an advantage, but there are thousands of other kids lined up behind you, many of whom will work for less money than you would take. Don't hamstring yourself by playing games.

richyrose99 : thank you so much for this dude, im trying my hardest to get into the same enviroment you wanted to be apart of but having no luck, i dont if its because im only self taught but hearing your story has given me a lift so thank you

Red : Nice video,I am glad for you.

Darth Troublous : I never learned how to write a test to check code either and I get those types of questions as well 😂

Carver : Congratulations, you're not cut out to be a developer. Everything thinks they can just learn to code in a week and then make tons of money working at Google or Facebook and get free food from a chef. The reality is that it's not easy and some people aren't cut out for it just like some people aren't cut out to be a mechanic or teacher. If the basics don't come pretty easy to you then you're likely in the wrong field.

Billy D : Amazing story man, thanks for sharing. Also, I really dig the music in your videos. Do you have a spotify or youtube playlist?