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Landing a job as a Junior Front-End developer

Hello earthlings!
A few days ago I conducted a workshop in which I presented a set of advice learnt from experiences that have happened to me during the past 6 months in my internship as Front-End developer.
After some people asked me about the recording and because I’m not super confident with the outcome, I decided to convert it into an article.

But first of all, let me say I would be very thankful if you could take a couple of minutes to give me your feedback 🤓 I mean I would be very interested in knowing if those things ever happened to you as a junior or if as a senior developer you appreciate juniors having this kind of considerations.

Moreover, and especially if you are a junior developer reading this (same as me) I would like to make sure you don’t believe my words too much. I would encourage you to look askance at all those opinionable stuff whatever it is and try to make your own opinion around it. There’s no right or wrong, it’s just an opinion.

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So that being said, let me introduce my checklist:

  1. Fake it till you make it != Be humble, most likely you’re surrounded by better developers than you are.
    I might be crazy but I’ve bumped into very polarised junior developers. Some of us suffer from a remediless impostor syndrome whereas some others tend to overestimate their abilities.
    I’d say I better fit in the first group.
    But the point here is none of those is going to help you better committing your tasks in a comfortable way… So if same as me you’re part of this (impostor-syndrome like) first group: Fake it till you make it.
    Do yourself a favor and check this TEDTalk out. It helped me a lot especially in the beginning and it still does 🥰.
    However, if while being a junior developer you tend to think there’s not much else you can learn from anyone… Always be humble, there are always better solutions than your own and stuff to be learnt out there.
    In my opinion, other developers and people in general are the best source of knowledge you can find! Community is a precious treasure!

All in all, find your voice in the team and grow little by little 🥰 Lucky me, I’m surrounded by amazing developers who understand all this and do their best to help and I couldn’t be happier 🌺

HAPPY CODING!💻

www.cristinamoreno.dev

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