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Discussion on: How to Know You’re Ready to Apply for a Dev Job

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Ryan

Great article Allison!

I would like to add that new developers who may not be so confident in their abilities should maybe apply to junior positions. This seems obvious, but if you have a passion for development, a will to learn, and you are able to express that comfortably in an interview many companies will consider you because they know the can build you up. This has happened to me twice in my career and each time has been successful. A mentor and mentee relationship is common in these positions and will increase the developer's confidence significantly.

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Allison Seboldt Author

Agreed. Also, even if a company doesn't have a "junior" position open, if you build up a rapport with them you might be able to create your own position.