I’ve spent the last four years working in web development, and I’m one of the lucky ones.
But for me, the job search is a constant struggle.
I’ve got to go through a rigorous application process, a lengthy interview process, two years of unpaid internships and, increasingly, a third year of training and testing.
There’s so much to be done and so little time.
I started thinking about how to keep up with all that and I realised that I’d be better off just not doing anything.
I realised it’s my time.
So, for the past year, I’ve done everything I can to make sure that my skills, my experience and my motivation are up to par.
I have my own website, I’m a paid web developer, I work full-time as a web and mobile developer, and in the process I’ve learned so much about my profession.
But I’m not quite there yet.
If you’re a web or mobile developer in Sydney, you’ve got a pretty good chance of landing the job you want.
And if you’re looking for a web development job near you, the opportunities are there.
But if you want to build something bigger, the challenges may be even bigger.
What’s your best-case scenario?
I want to work in the web and software industry for as long as possible, but I’m also not 100 per cent certain about my job security.
I know I’d need to get a job offer from a number of different employers before I’d consider myself a secure candidate.
And that could mean I might have to drop out of university to get the experience I want.
It’s a tough road, and it takes time.
The main problem I see is that I’m starting my career at a very low level of experience.
I’m probably not going to be as successful as my colleagues who’ve worked in the industry for years.
I want a job that gives me the confidence to work on bigger projects and build things for the web, and the job that lets me have some flexibility when I’m looking for the next big project.
The other problem I have is that there are some very young web developers out there who want to make it big.
And some of those young people don’t have a lot of experience working in the tech industry, so they end up taking jobs that are just not right for them.
I would say that a significant percentage of web developers who have left the industry to work for others are not going into that industry for the right reasons, or they’re not able to get an entry-level job in the field.
And they’re finding it very hard to get that entry- level job because of the skills gap in the sector.
How do you build that skill gap?
When you go into the industry, you’re often surrounded by other young developers and they’re doing their best to get through the application process.
They’ve got good grades, they’ve got some great technical knowledge, they’re really motivated and they’ve worked really hard.
They know how to code and they know the ropes.
The problem is that the industry is very, very competitive.
You’re in a very small number of jobs and you’re doing all of those things to get into that position.
There are many of those people who are simply not doing the right things, not understanding the skills they need to be able to do the job, not being able to work from home and being unable to be flexible enough.
I don’t want to say that they are the problem.
There is a huge talent gap out there.
They’re just not as strong or as talented as they need.
But the problem is also that they’re the people who might not want to go into that field.
If I’m going to go in and I want the experience, I want that.
If someone else is going to do that, it’s probably not worth it.
What are some of the challenges in getting into the web or software industry?
The first thing you need to do is understand the skills and experience that you need.
It can be hard to find a good job in a field that doesn’t require some level of coding experience, because it’s not a job for everybody.
If it’s just a matter of looking for someone with that experience, you can probably get by.
But there’s a lot to be learned from the experience of others in the market, particularly in the technology field.
You can’t do that in a position that doesn