I was trolling through the Dev.to AMA site… And, came across this one from a developer named Verity: “I landed a Junior Front End Developer role after 3 months of self study, Ask Me Anything!” And one of her answers caught my eye. She was asked: “Did you ever feel like you were jumping the gun and applying to jobs too early?” That’s a big one. I get the exact same question a lot. “When do I know enough to apply for a job?” Well, here was her answer: “I have a very ‘all or nothing’ type personality, and at
[saf] I remember walking into the meeting sure the jig was up. I’d just got hired back to a company that several months earlier I’d walked out on mid-shift. And, not only did they hire me back… but I’d be getting a “promotion” to a management position. I’d wondered why they never asked about it during the interviews. Turns out a “glitch” in their system had failed to identify me as a former employee. But, it was fixed and now, just a couple days into my new job, I’d been found out. So, I walked into a meeting with the head
I’m surprised more developers don’t do this. But before I get into that… I thought she was going to jump out of her chair. It was the first time I’d tried it and, to me, it felt kind of like awkward pandering. I knew my delivery was a bit off and it came out a bit funny… but apparently it didn’t matter. Her eyes lit up. She tried to hide it… but several years of sales had taught me how to read people… and she was excited. I was at a first interview for a job I really wanted. And,
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