First job post college advice
Jacob Staggs Jul 11
Greetings all, first post here (been a member since like April 2017).I recently started my first job and it has been amazing so far. Only issue, I do not get to develop as much as I am wanting. I do a lot of supports for apps. Not first line support but if the call in cannot solve issues with the app then it will be forwarded to my team and we will try to replicate and find out where and what is causing this issue. My question is, how do I ensure I do not fall behind as a developer over time. I still spend an hour or two after work, working on personal projects but I feel like that is not sufficient enough to grow as a developer compared to someone who gets to come in and develop for 8+ hours a day. Any insight on this would be greatly appreciated.
I've dealt with anxiety and depression for most of my life. Its been a constant battle, both personally and professionally as a software developer. Here's a look into my journey and some things I've taken away from it so far.