New developer here and struggling to get around the old Catch 22 of can't get a job without experience and can't get experience without a job. Does anyone have any recommendations as to how to approach this.
I've tried to ask similar questions on social media only to end up down a number of blind alleys. All Facebook developer groups want to do is post stupid memes and it's hard to find any kind of real serious discussions on this subject. Kind of like those who know don't talk and those who talk don't know, I guess.
Anyways, I've come here to pose these questions. Hopefully someone here can provide good guidance for portfolio building and projects. I hope there's a way to begin real work soon, maybe with a charity or someone else who needs the labor for free. That being said, it seems like all of the starting points are way over my head and I will freely admit I have a lot to learn.