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I finally figured out...
... how to take my passion for programming and turn it into a full time career.
This was without having a degree in computer science.
I've never been to a coding boot camp... and I'm 100% self-taught.
Talk about an uphill battle...
I put in all the work to learn how to code.
I knew I could do the job and I felt I deserved it for all the hard work.
But when applying to entry level coding jobs...
... all I could get was an email from a no-reply address...
... or straight up ghosted.
But I wouldn't give up. I hated my job. It was boring and mind numbing. Like most people, I was only there to pay the bills. On top of all that, the company was a giant pile of trash...
One day I had an idea. I started reaching out to people working for large companies. Think Google, Microsoft, and Apple.
... The whole goal was to talk to a hiring manager.
... To pick their brain for what I was missing.
After a bit of digging I got in touch with two hiring managers. They not only hired people for these big companies. They were also programmers themselves before being promoted to managers.
After talking with each manager...
... I realized what I was doing wrong.
But not only me! Everyone is doing the same thing. Missing the one thing that will put them above their competition.
What's the one thing?
Take the risk of hiring you closer to 0 than your competition.
Once I realized this, I changed my whole approach.
I started using proven marketing tactics to set myself apart.
Fast forward to today and I ...
... no longer dread talking about what I do
... love waking up on Monday morning
... see the sparkle in my spouse's eye when she says "he's a programmer"
... get to be more present with my growing family
... make more money than I ever have before
... and am positioning myself for better jobs in the future
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