It's a quandary.
Something about the way I'm presenting myself is making employers feel uncertain--until they hire me of course. It is frustrating at time it seems employers ask the wrong questions and the interview process is not scientifically based. After all, work samples are the best predictors of job performance--just ask Google.
Anyway, the good thing about this is that I know where I need to put in effort: my initial impression and pitch to employers/clients. The bad thing about it is... I need work now. Of course it doesn't help that I turned away more than one opportunity.
Yeah, it's my fault. I never kept good project records, I only cared about getting the job done. That made me a good employee but is haunting me now.
I've been interviewing, but I am getting sick of uncertainty. I want some guarantees or I am just going to bootstrap my own startup. This has me considering doing Udacity's Nanodegree both because they have a job guarantee (insurance) and because they are portfolio based and review your code (feedback).
What to do?