How I Got My First iOS Developer Job in 7 months – Starting From Scratch

I went from no programming experience to getting my first job as an iOS Developer in 7 months. In this video I explain specifically what I did to make that happen. I talk about the online courses I took as well as the developer bootcamp I attended. Many people wonder how to become an iOS Developer with no programming experience, if it’s possible, and how long it takes. It is possible… and here’s how I did it.


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34 thoughts on “How I Got My First iOS Developer Job in 7 months – Starting From Scratch”

  1. Hey seen i need your help i want to make an ios app but nothing know which steps i take ? Please help me !

  2. what is he saying at 5:10 ? sounds like graywonderlick .com and I'm american and only speak I also have it slowed down to .75
    NVM, i found out he is speaking about :

  3. Sean, is it normal to feel totally lost and confused when learning this stuff? I feel like such an amateur πŸ™

  4. Sean, would you say the Udacity iOS Nanodegree is a waste of money then? I have a subscription to as well, the only problem I have is consistency. Doesn't the nanodegree force you to study and learn consistently?

  5. This is actually pretty inspiring to me as I suck at technical interviews (mainly the data structure and algorithm questions).

    I never got a comp sci degree so being asked to navigate binary trees or figure out the space time complexity of a solution had me feeling like I had no hope of getting a job.

  6. I'm surprised but I understand about 90% of you saying from the first try πŸ˜€ And I didn't eva learned English πŸ˜€
    Let me tell you my story, guys. (it's useless, don't read πŸ˜€ )

    Oh, you still here? Ok, lets go…

    I decide to get back to some kind of engineering after a few years break when Im working as a teamleader and sayng to people what to do πŸ˜€ I think about what to learn and I realize that iOS development is the most interesting way for me. So I bough a online university program for ~ $850. Then I bough Mac Book Pro 2015 for ~ $1150. As I discovered later this online course is just nothing about bla-bla-bla. I pissed them off and they gave my money back. Now I have Mac book and don't have any new knowlege πŸ˜€ But to tell serious I think I need about 1 year to be able to work as a Junior developer after I must to complete my dream to work in Tesla. Do you still reading it? Why? πŸ˜€ In any case have a nice day, Bro πŸ˜€

  7. Hey! Idk if you’ll see this. But I am doing a 16months internship at IBM rn. I reeeealllly want to do an iOS fulltime job as my first job. How difficult would it be to land an iOS FT job without iOS dev internship experience ? I’m very worried, because I’ll just be graduating and done school once I’m done this internship (end of August) . Let me know what u think, thanks!

  8. My brain feels like mush whenever I try learning how to code. I feel like there may be something wrong with me. I don't know. It's so annoying not comprehending concepts that others breeze through. When it finally clicks, I wonder why it took so long.

  9. Great video Sean. From almost a year I'm a self-taught person (Python, HTML, CSS3, JavaScript). But from a couple of months, I was fascinated by Swift and Xcode ide and start to learn it. Today was my first interview for Junior iOS Dev. πŸ™‚

  10. I will personally pay you to help me find a job. I have several years self taught experience and proof with GitHub and contracting work and no one will fucking hire me.

  11. waouh
    thanks for the video
    but i am 27 and i am looking to become a IOS developer
    please help me because i am so tired of my life at the airport
    i am working as cleaner ,and vacuuming between 7 to 8 hours day

  12. wow, i got a BS in software engineering. I work as a JAVA engineer. I have made intermediate level. I am here because they dont teach you IOS in school. I am making my app into
    IOS from android. Good for you for not having to get a degree. Its kinda rare.

  13. I dare to say probably and very likely, your best benefit could have or should have been from being surrounded with other developers. Q n a and collaboration with colleague during development has always for me at least, been the greatest benefits.

  14. Hey Sean, if you would have finished the nanodegree on Udacity, would that have been enough to do your job now?

  15. Hello brother, I am keen to listen you bcoz I am a beginner iOS developer, please speak slowly, u r too fast. Thank u for u selfless efforts.


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