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How did you find your first dev job?

I got my first job offer from someone who noticed my personal website after seeing me as an active participant on an online forum.

Was/Is it remote, on-site, something else?

On-site.

What was your experience/qualifications before you got the job?

I was in college for physics but was building websites for fun on the side.

Did you actually meet all the listed requirements before you applied?

I didn't even know what that was - I just showed up for my first day after signing the offer letter.

 

That’s amazing! I bet you have a pretty unique story there. How did the first job pan out?

 

The startup exited for $150M, and had I dropped out of college a few months earlier I would have been a 21-year-old millionaire. Such were the days of the dot-com boom. The contacts I made during that first job, however, shaped the rest of my career for the better. It's where I found both my engineering mentor and communication mentor, and without them, I wouldn't be where I am today.

That’s so awesome! Glad it all worked out.

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