Discussion on: Advice for Developers in the Early Stage of their Career

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Molly Struve (she/her)

I have been at this for 6 years now and I think one of the biggest reasons I have succeeded is because of the people I have had the privilege to work with. Especially when you are starting out and looking for your first job, pay attention to the people! Your future coworkers matter more than you think. Are they smart people that you want to learn from? Are they willing to mentor and teach you? What are their teaching styles like? Having a good mentor and a solid support system is going to set you up for career success.

The 3 guys I worked with at my first job were not only incredible teachers, they were also extremely supportive. Days when I doubted myself, they believed in me. They laid the foundation that my dev career has been built on and I can't thank them enough for that. Half of this job is about having confidence in yourself, and if a company can help give you that when you are starting out, nothing is more valuable.