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 the time was living on a savings account that was getting depleting fast, so I was highly motivated to land a job. I knew realistically that my biggest learning would happen once I started working on real projects, so I wanted that to happen as soon as possible. I also had no sense of how little I knew at that point, which helped with confidence hah!”
I want you to focus on this part:
“I knew realistically that my biggest learning would happen once I started working on real projects…”
THIS is the way through it.
That fear about “do I know enough”, “will my boss or co-workers think I’m a fraud”, “will I get hired only to get fired a few months later”… all that. You’ll learn the most AFTER you get hired, not before.
And, here’s the even bigger thing…
Most companies know that.
They expect it.
What they’re looking for is someone who is a hard worker, responsible, is a dedicated learner, works will with other people… all those cliche-sounding intangibles you hear about for ANY job.
Just as important here.
That’s why IBM hired my brother as a Java Developer…
And, he hadn’t even written a single line of Java code.
And, now he’s a Senior Consultant making well into the 6-figure range.
You’ll NEVER know enough before you get hired to feel 100% confident.
At some point, you just have to bite the bullet and go for it.
Why not today?
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