As of this week I’m back in full time employment as a manufacturing technician. With any spare time available I’m spending it wisely learning Angular in more depth, getting ready for future coding interviews with the ultimate aim of landing a position in software development. I have the chance to show in this new job I’m someone who is reliable and can work in team. It’s a good feeling knowing I’m contributing towards the nation rather than depending on welfare to survive.
Over the past month or so, I’ve gotten 3 interviews and 2 other tests, it has felt like preparing for final exams and to ace the coding interviews takes some time. I’m getting better with practice, uploading code regularly to github, watching video tutorials, predominantly on Youtube and Udemy, practising coding questions on Leetcode and freecodecamp, and finally, reading up to date programming books in physical form and on Kindle. Working 12 hour shifts for 3 to 4 days will eat up much time, but there is enough hours in the week to spend upskilling for that first software developer position.