How do you go about when you look for a part-time entry-level software developer job?
Previously I've asked a similar question here
, but it never really pertained to the ultimate goal of getting real world experience. I did look at previous questions, but some are a few years old and it may not even pertain to my question because of it.
In a nutshell, I'm a funemployed 21 year old where my last "job" was at a small startup company for 9 months. Unfortunately, I did not learn much there, and I am sort of kicking myself in the leg right now for not quitting sooner. I did learn plenty of Django material, which seems to be the hottest thing for entry-level programmers. However, I can't find any advertisements on craigslist that are looking for Django developers. So I guess I just want some advice on how to look for them, and whether or not Django is still hot in the job market.
I do go to community college, and frankly it is taking longer than it should (4 years to transfer) due to entrance exams, difficult teachers, and my discipline is to blame as well. I've taken 3 quarters of C, 1 quarter of Java, 1 quarter of Unix, 1 quarter of Python, and 1 quarter of HTML (easiest class ever) in terms of classes relating to the computer science field. Right now I'm teaching myself how to make iPhone apps, but I sort of gave up on the idea when I found out how saturated the app market is.
I was thinking about freelancing, but my previous boss told me that I won't be able to touch that market until I have two years of real world experience. So my thinking is that seeking a job locally is the more viable solution to my unemployment. I've been running around in circles trying to figure out how to get a part-time coding job.