My first job as a Web Developer
Volunteer — Ruby on Rails Developer.
I decided to join a non-profit organisation so I can put my feet into the door and start building my commercial experience.
I went through many “Unfortunately we decided to move forward with other applicants”. Always when I was on the phone with someone from HR and we were passing over the question “What is your commercial experience?”, I could feel in their voice the loss of enthusiasm.
I wanted to change that, and I applied to a non-profit organisation which came with three benefits:
- doing something good for society
- showing my real desire to work to employers
- building my commercial experience
It was the single email with a positive answer I’ve seen so far. I scheduled the interview and fortunately, I passed it.
I was welcomed to a great team that works based on Agile tasks. The team is awesome and the way I’ve seen they work, I consider will be a good fit for me.
I don’t want to give up in looking for my dream job, and if I need to work one year for free just to be able to advertise on my resume 1 year of experience, I am ready to do that.