Why You Should Consider a Junior Developer Position
A junior level position in software development is the equivalent to an entry level position in any other industry. Junior developer positions are perfect for recent college grads that do not have any work experience outside of internships. Most of these positions will require a college degree in computer science, but they offer an excellent opportunity to gain more experience and get your foot in the door.
Many of these positions will still require some work experience and knowledge. A great way to prove this is with a portfolio or a personal website. You may also prove experience by including open source projects that you have been a part of.
You have to start somewhere, I know that while you were in school you looked at all of the software development jobs available and you started dreaming about the big paycheck and crazy perks you would get at your first job, but the truth is that most of the jobs out there require at least three to five years of proven experience. If you don’t have this you need to start at a job that provides you with quality mentors, the opportunity to continue to learn, and the chance to try new things.
When searching on Indeed there were over 6,000 junior developer positions available. If you are having a hard time finding a position in software development you may want to start here. There are a lot of companies that are willing to train the right people and these jobs will often lead to full time positions with the awesome perks you were dreaming of.
Don’t let this affect your pride. There are not many jobs that you can get straight out of college without putting in the time in an entry level position, software development isn’t any different. If anything it is more difficult because it requires such specific skills, so don’t get down if you don’t secure that dream job right away.
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