Where the FUCK do I look for Web Developer/ Frontend / Backend jobs?

Every resource just says make a github, make a portfolio website and apply to jobs. Indeed! Craigslist!

Seriously? I know some stuff. Where do I apply now? And how do I even begin to make a "resume?" The work experience I have is absolutely irrelevant to software, so I wouldn't use a traditional one. Shall I use some sort of template/website to make a software "resume" as well?

I'd really appreciate a guide on how to get in the damn door. I feel like I'm going against the clock and at a roadblock. Appreciate y la ahead of time 🙂

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    A portfolio is really important in web development.

    Maybe you don't pass the technical interview, but someone in the hiring committee sees your portfolio and knows that you can definitely make a good website even if you can't make a linked list on tbe fly

    Maybe you even have recommendations and stuff.

    I would suggest getting yourself a simple hosting provider, making a website that speaks for yourself in it with all the bells and whistles and then go from there.
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    @AleCx04 I really appreciate your feedback, so thanks a lot. I may have understood myself a bit. I would at least consider myself an intermediate. I have a website. I host my projects via hit stream to netlify. I even have a website on the blockchain. I have a portfolio with my best projects, showcasing my dev stack, certificates. I'm also proficient at html and css, use a pre-processor, can utilize gulp, use a parcel as a bundler for small websites, bootstrap more complicated projects with React. I would say my JavaScript level is also intermediate. I have the basics. I use constructors. Im proficient with ajax, fetch, data manipulation. Can visualize data via chart.js with data from an api and so forth. I just don't know how to show anyone 🙄 LOL. Like, I'm stuck. I'm all self taught and don't have a BA as a backup.
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    @BreakfastFood not to mention I'm on github, a s my local projects always use git so I understand version control. I also have recently learned to code my own blog via sanity.io. I am aware of the Jamstack but haven't deep diced yet. I'm really just seeking exposure? I guess? I really don't know the next step. The most real thing I have ever done was list my skills as a service on craigslist which cost me money instead lol.
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    Could be the pandemic. I see job ads that have been out for ages, not sure if companies are hesitant, finding a leprechaun or flat out trolling
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    don't know if this is a thing, but a friend of mine once sent a small interactive website as his application. i think it's creative and an instant code example.

    don't know desparate they were but he got the job. and inherited the company later.
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    For me, my weakness when it comes to getting an interview is using outdated tech throughout my previous roles. Luckily i scored an interview with a very good company I won’t mention and passed the first round with a bang due to my algorithm skills and knowledge of oop. They moved me to the next round which i fell flat on my ass bc I never used jira, or cIassy modern business methods, I simply read the docs and implemented what the company wanted. Tbh i almost wanted to ask the interviewer to stop the interview and thank her for her time bc i felt so embarrassed, dumb and humiliated. She had this holier than thou attitude i had NO desire to be on the receiving end of
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    Exposure comes with client projects.

    Find some local businesses and freelance for a while, build up a client portfolio not just your own stuff.

    Using new vs old tech isn't always an issue, as long as you can use the tech the company wants you to use. If there's gaps (Jira for example) no one worth there grain of salt really cares about, it's one of those soft skills you'll work out after a week anyway.

    As long as the person / committee recruiting can gauge your usefulness, there's an opportunity.

    I've been in the industry for 15 odd years and I'm not certified to scratch my own ass 🤷‍♂️ don't let that system prevent you from finding your way in, find a small / mid business to get your foot in the door with, and use that as your leverage later.
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    @C0D4 yeah I know right? That interviewer was acting like I don’t know 1+1 when I mentioned I never used jira. Most of this shit is super easy to learn but I can’t help but feel insulted by these companies who think they’re the bees knees bc they know a modern tool that anyone can learn and insist on degrading people like me
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    @TeachMeCode that's pretty much stupid of them, asking if you know jira means nothing, same thing if you asked them do they know how to use discord, gitter or anything else really.

    Knowing Jira (in organizational sense) falls more under management and knowing how to use agile methodologies, but how can one dev learn agile methodologies if it is never been exposed.

    Sure, you can read books and watch videos on it, but we as devs are already doing it too much in our own field of expertise! We have no time and need to spend our time on mundane menagement stuff!

    In the end its just yet another task board software ffs!
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    I'd start with linkedin and stackoverflow jobs.

    Personally I wouldn't bother with portfolio, just make sure you have properly written CV, even if you don't have much to write there - my first one was literally called cv.txt - though there's a lot of word/google sheets templates there you can use to create a nice pdf one.
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    @myss I read about canvas cv's quite often from multiple resources. I haven't tried it yet, but I'm assuming know it's complete, it becomes a pdf or an image file? Idk
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    @myss Thanks for the advice too. I'm definitely hearing a lot of suggesting leaning towards a good CV. Even if I don't have much to write down, I'ma start that tonight.
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    Hundreds on LinkedIn
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    @BreakfastFood I know how hard it can be.

    Don't get desperate. And don't chicken out.

    I hate interviews for jobs. I'm not good with "new people" and even less people who ask me shit for seemingly their own fun... (Interviews are a nightmare for me...)

    If you're not fluent with some technology stack, don't freak out.

    A (good) manager shouldn't take a No for a - in my opinion - soft skill experience in Jira as a filter criterium.

    But some managers chicken out, too. Sadly.

    Mostly because they cannot distinguish stress from being in a very uncomfortable situation vs stress as in "Panic. I don't know stuff.".

    Try to calm yourself in these situations and smile. A "No" can be expressed by saying "I'm unfamiliar with Jira" which has less of an negative impact on your conscience and doesn't sound negative for the person you're talking to.
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