Thanks so much!
It really depends on the type of job you’re looking for. 8 months is a short time span and even people that put in long hours of study could have a hard time getting a job in that period. There’s multiple factors at play: pandemic hiring economy, your location, the supply and demand of whatever skill branch you choose to delve in, as well as the difficulty of gaining proficiency in tech.
I have worked in the arts as well, and counting the time it took previous colleagues to transition to programming… it took maybe a year or more to get a job (emphasis on the or more). That’s pre-pandemic NYC and kind of in the early period of the bootcamp boom.
You should put a portfolio together that’s representative of your best work, and it helps to have non-trivial portfolio items (like an app you made for a friend for them to use for their business instead of a coding exercise). It also helps to get freelance or volunteer projects to have a better range of things to add to your portfolio.
Further reading: Before you start looking for a job
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