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Discussion on: 10 Hiring Practices That Will Keep Me From Working for You

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Adam Helton

These all sound great to me, unfortunately it also seems to be that if you're like me and are looking for an entry level job you have to do pretty much anything they want you to do.
Any advice on how to approach this for first time developers?

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Jacob Herrington (he/him) Author

Sometimes you have to compromise.

I would advise trying to find a company that has a reputation for investing in the juniors they hire.

If you do take a job you don't like, work hard to build up your skills and go somewhere that appreciates you. 😉

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Adam Helton

Thanks, and I've been trying to compromise, it just seems like half the positions I apply for send me an automated test that takes 30 + minutes to do. I have no problem taking tests, but this doesn't really seem like a good use of my time because I'm pretty sure they send out thousands of those.

I found an internship that I'm in now and I really enjoy it. Maybe I'm just being too impatient but I really want to get my first job.

Thanks for the advice though!