I’ve read a lot of responses around the web that it’s never too late and I’m baffled. Are people just being nice or is it really possible to get into the field if you never had a job and you’re in your 30s
Example: Bob, 36, for whatever reason never had a job. Over the years he started learning to program and he’s pretty good. He has been working on a few personal projects. CRUD and authenticated type of projects (beyond the calculators and “Hello World”). Would he really be able to break into the field having never had a job
The usual answers are about people in their 30s changing careers. Some people I’ve asked also say that their previous work experience didn’t help them at all. Some even say that even if you worked in random jobs it’s not recommended to include them in the CV.
If Bob has a strong portfolio but a blank CV section in the work history section, would his years out of the work remove his chances to get into the field?