Greetings, Codecademy Community
I’ve finished the Computer Science Path and I’m halfway through the Data Scientist path and now I’m excited that soon I will eventually finish the course and start looking for work but I am wary of getting exploited or not getting what I should be getting.
I discovered a youtuber who always posts about corporate exploitation of coders and one of the things he said was that even as an entry-level job you shouldn’t accept jobs that don’t pay correctly and there are different red flags to watch out for.
Also, I have a family member who does graphic design online. She told me that I should look not only at job postings but also at freelancer postings, the ones where freelancers are offering their services and what they charge, but that I should not treat as a relevant comparison for myself the postings of white males since those people will get payed more than the rest. I am a guy living in the Philippines and I believe my written and spoken English is fluent.
Is it true that there are a lot of exploitative job postings and what are your opinions on what the red flags are? What rate should I definitely not settle for? And is the fact that I am a FIlipino male and not a white male a definitive factor?
P.S. My plan though is to initially do a little free work for portfolio-building purposes
PPS. I have a 5-year undergraduate engineering college degree from my country and I dont know if that possibly can influence my rate in the online job market