Maybe it was bold determination or simple insanity that made her apply for roles she was incredibly under-qualified for, but she was thriving on the pain of failure. With every failed interview, she went home and studied every question that was asked to her, thoroughly ripped apart computer science topics that she never fathomed she would need to know.
In 9 months, she went from never writing code in her life, to writing code every day. She tripled her salary. She has job satisfaction. The tools she solidifies helps change an industry for the better. Jane does things that matter.
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