A lot of time I help people take their first job in IT. Always there is the problem. They give up when they don't get positive feedbacks for a few months. At this point, I ask: "How many times have you applied for vacancies ?".
Often they say the number that's less than 10. I think to myself: "Really??? Only 5 times?!" or "10". No matter. That's not enough.
The first job is an excellent indicator of how much you want that. That's an indicator of your power of passion. And I hear: "I did everything I could".
No. You didn't do everything if a job in IT is your dream (that applies to any industry). If you want to get it you should do more. All you can. You have to get a lot of fail. All that is the filter to your dream and indicator of your passion.
As an example, I'll tell you about my dream. I'm a content creator already 1,5 years. I write about accessibility, UX, CSS, HTML. I want people to have the opportunity to improve their knowledge and make the web better.
I am infuriated by not user-friendly and inaccessible interfaces. I want to change that. I think that the only thing that will help fix this is the openness of knowledge.
I publish my content on different platforms such as devto, Linkedin, Codepen, etc. Also, I checked in on Patreon where people support me by taking a month's subscription.
Why do I tell you about it? There are some facts about my journey.
20 454 invites and 11 250 messages have been sent on Linkedin. Every day I spend on creating content around 4 hours, 2 hours on learning information, around 2 hours on searching for new sponsors and 30 minutes on communicating with people. Every Monday I publish posts on Linkedin.
Every day for 1,5 years !!!
And I haven't achieved my goal. Now I make around $50. I don't have a job. I spend all my time creating content. And I don't give up. This's my fight. I believe I will be successful.
Now answer the question: "Have you done everything to achieve your dream?"
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