So I recently launched an app on the Google Play Store and I was wondering if it's any helpful for my job search. As I'm 18, I don't have any professional experience and my resume is kind of empty. I need to find a job for one year as a part of my second year of college (I'll be 3 days at work and 2 days at school every week). I'm passionate by Android development, but since it's not something we study in first year, the employer has no assurance of my skills. If you were confronted with my application, what would you think of the fact that I already published one app - beyond the subject of the app and the number of downloads? I think it mostly shows my involvement in the project since I put in time and money, and it also show that I do have skills, and I'm familiar with every aspect of development. But I know recruiters won't necessarily have the time to think about all of this, so what will their thoughts be when they see this project on my resume?
On why I'm looking for a job and what kind of job. In France, there is a way of doing your studies called "Alternance". You work for a company, you're paid, but you still go to school (the rhythm is usually half of the week in school and the other half in the company). It allow us to have a first professional experience while studying. Thanks to that, you can learn things you won't necessarily learn in school. That's what I'm doing next year. For the kind of job, I'm really open. Employers usually prefer to hire people who are in their third year and above of studies. Therefor, there is not a lot of job available. The things we have to do in the companies are basic, it's user support, web development,... I'd like to work in Java or Android programming, but unfortunately, with only one year into my degree, employers don't trust our capacity enough, and I will most likely find myself doing user support.