Just a bit of context though... (I feel like I need to make sure that we are all on the same page before I get too far.) At the end of June I completed the most difficult educational period of my life - three months at The Iron Yard in Atlanta.
At the end of those three months everyone in my cohort started looking for jobs. So, its been a few months since I started looking and applying for entry/junior level Ruby on Rails positions.
Job hunting is something that I've never really had to do. I've always worked for people that I've known. There were no cover letters, no application process, no resumes, no interviews... So I've been trying to figure the entire process out while doing it for the first time.
[caption id="attachment_6135" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Part of my resume/portfolio page...[/caption]
I've never really written a resume before. I've never really had to show people a portfolio.
I have had several jobs... but each one of them was for someone that I knew, they needed help so they talked to me. The fit seemed to be right at the time so I worked for them.
The process of trying to find a job in the world of technology seems to be a bit different. Maybe not so much in what actually happens (a connection is made, I have something that would add to what it is the hiring guy does, so we work together) but rather in how that connection is made.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewn4G2Siutk Good afternoon everyone. I did indeed arrive home Saturday night. The past day and a half have been spend doing gloriously little coding. This morning though I couldn't stand not looking at code any longer so I fired up some older projects, made a few bug fixes to my final project and then recorded the video above. Basically the video above is an "in depth" look at the functionality of the Ruby on Rails application that I built for my final project at The Iron Yard. If you want to play with the web app yourself you can do so right here. The only thing I ask is that you recognize that it's got a few issues and all the data over there is...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bdcaPZu_OQ Hey guys, So, I didn't post anything yesterday. I'm not really even sorry about that. It's been crazy around here and the next two days promise more of the same. Basically I have two things on my mind. Finishing up my Final Project as much as possible and then getting ready to present it to a bunch of people on Friday. Should be an interesting couple of days.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbIhnh4aS5g A quick video of a small fix to a search box on my final project. Honestly this is kind of how I tend to work. I make something work by any means possible and then try to make it work with less lines of code. Happy Monday folks... see you tomorrow.