At the age of 17, undecided as to my personal career aspirations, I joined the army. For the better part of the next 13 years, minus a couple of breathers in between, my obligations in life were that of being a soldier.
A long 13-year story short, the army afforded me experiences in a multitude of environments and roles, both physically and mentally demanding, that at one time or another tested my determination to the tasks at hand. Through it all I learned to persevere and as a cornerstone, developed a long list of soft skills that have been tried and proven under varying circumstances.
It may be a far cry from the army but I am utilizing that same grit and determination to now better my hard skills in the world of programming. Although I still have a lot to learn in my newly chosen field, I am firm in my resolve to capitalize on this amazing opportunity. If you think I might be a good fit at your company and you’re willing to give me a shot, we should get together and chat over a strong cup of coffee or a well crafted beer.