My other dilemma, and I don’t know how common this is among CodeCademy students, is that I’m trying to get BACK into software dev, after 20 years of doing something else.
A resume with a CS degree and ten years experience in testing and dev quickly gets flagged for “senior” positions, but that’s not what I’m looking for right now.
So, yeah, I’m not new to dev, but a lot of what devs are using these days is new to me.
And (as I mentioned above), on top of trying to get my skills up to speed and translate all my old applet demos into something showcaseable on the modern web, I only have Sundays and Thursdays off from the dead-end #dayjob to work on everything, including applying for dev jobs.
What advice do you, as a headhunter, have for those of us in this predicament? (TIA for your time.)