I love points:
When I was starting out my first junior position I was really good at Regex. I ended up becoming the go-to guy for complex database migrations since I could convert a huge C# "script" into a really simple SQL script that used Regex to find certain patterns and convert them into the required formats, etc.
These SQL scripts would do the job in a fraction of time (like days down to hours or hours down to minutes).
Eventually, I became the go-to for front-end stuff.
Then other stuff after that.
One of the main things I've gleaned from my career is that you need to be the "go-to" for something in order to stick out.
Sometimes is just a matter of discovering a gap in knowledge on your team - and filling it!
As you said Ali, get the fundamentals down.
I'd add "...then find what gap exists in your team's knowledge and learn learn learn learn!"
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