I've graduated Flatiron, now what?

Posted by amandarebecca89 on February 12, 2019

Last week I got the email from the instructor who did my review for the final project that I had passed. My own self-doubt had made me believe that the email was saying I had to fix something up and would need to meet again(since this is what I got on my last project review). I re-read the email and saw the words saying something like “Good luck on your job search” and I let out a sigh of relief.

Let me tell you something about me if you haven’t already guessed this: I am my own worst enemy. I tell myself I have to do better even though I am doing the best I can. The last project was proof. I had just come back from a month abroad and I was highly jet lagged. I hadn’t touched code while I was away and was scared that I wouldn’t remember anything that I had learned. I was wrong. Everything came back to me slowly but surely. I began my final project a few days after we got back and I finished it in 13 days. Just 13 days! Previously, it had taken me over a month to do my other two projects.

I’ve come a long way since I began my coding journey, so what’s next? I began applying to jobs on Friday and have applied to a lot yesterday. However, I realized I had a typo in the word February on my resume this morning. I am battling the thought that all the places will see it and just throw my resume in the trash can. Thankfully my rational brain and my friends I’m seeing that if the place doesn’t look at me for one little typo it’s probably not a company I would like to work at.

Moral of my ramblings: Don’t give up. You can do this. Let’s get our foot through the door!