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Why So Many Junior Developers Struggle To Get An Opportunity. by tensazangetsu20(m): 11:37am On Feb 20
Tech is honestly the best industry to get into right now. The opportunities are numerous. Almost every job vacancy out there is tech this tech that, developer this and developer that. I stayed in school for 4 years studying for a useless engineering degree and I have never in my life seen a vacancy for the rubbish I studied but there are tech roles every day. But in spite of so many jobs in tech, a lot of new developers struggle to get opportunities. I started being active in the tech community recently and I am meeting developers who have been coding for 5 to 7 years but have never had an opportunity. Talking with them has led me to discover that it's actually not the tech industry but a few of the reasons I am listing below.

1. You follow the trends: A lot of us developers love to focus on the sexy trendy stuff. Newsflash, what is sexy and trendy isn't used and even when used is used by very few companies. So millions of people who have struggled to learn the sexy stuff are all going to fight for those few roles out there. Take for example the latest coolest CSS framework tailwind. It's really cool and hyped up and it's like the go-to framework right now but the thing is in the industry people are still using bootstrap. People are learning tailwind but they don't know the number one CSS framework out there. Just because something is cool and sexy doesn't mean that everyone is going to switch to it overnight.

If you give junior developers a chance between Angular, React, and Vue. A lot of people are going to pick Vue. They will say it's sexy and cool and has a ton of GitHub stars. There are jobs using Vue but they are so few compared to React and Angular that you would be pigeonholing yourself by learning that. Theres a whole of difference between coding for fun and coding to get a job.

2. You have unrealistic expectations: This is something I usually see on Reddit cscareerquestions but it seems to becoming a norm amongst everybody. People believe that if your salary isnt starting at 100k USD a year or you dont work for a tech company, you arent a developer. Its so elitist and unfortunately a lot of developers in Nigeria are beginning to have this mindset. They learn HTML, CSS, JS. They have built absolutely no projects but because someone said you need the knowledge of DSA to get a job they immediately start grinding leetcode day and night with the hope of getting into Google. You learnt to code from a Udemy course and you really want to compete at DSAs with people who went to MIT. People who have been doing competitive programming since 5 years old. People who get gold medals at the international olympaids of informatics like its nothing. grin grin grin. Funny enough, I also had this mindset when I was learning to code but corrected myself later on. The truth is that not every tech job out there tests with DSA or needs knowledge of DSA and not everybody must work for a big tech company. This reasoning is so flawed. It is like saying every lawyer must work for law firms like wale olanipekun and co or every engineer must work for exxonmobil. There are a ton of jobs that will pay you well as a junior developer like really well and you need not struggle to get them. They wont test you with DSA. They would only look at the complexities of your projects and go through them with you. By well paid I am talking of 500k and above. Ask yourself how many people asking you to do DSA in Nigeria have not yet worked at Google. There are even whatsapp groups dedicated to DSA and if you cant solve one you are kicked out. The person giving you DSA is not working at Google or Facebook hmm give yourself a brain o.


3. You do not know how to cut off the bullshit from social media: There's so much information out there today but if you don't know how to cut off the bullshit from what you need, you would waste your time. A lot of influencers and creators are putting information out there for themselves. They follow the algorithms and put out what is going to give them the most value in terms of money for their time. If I put out WordPress content, nobody will watch it but if I go out there and make MERN stack tutorials I would be getting millions of views but to be truthful you do not need the MERN stack as a junior. No one is using MongoDB in prod. Very few websites use Nodejs. You are just limiting yourself with that. If you want to be a full stack developer look at things like C# and Java springboot. Those pay really really well and there are even certifications you can acquire in those frameworks that can help get you opportunities at enterprise companies that use them especially if you don't have a computer science degree.

4 Your projects are not worth paying for: People put out calculators, todo lists, tictactoe games and a lot of bullshit on their portfolio and wonder why they aren't getting interviews. You have applied for 100 jobs and haven't been called back and you absolutely do not know the reason why. Nobody is going to hire you with a to-do list and a calculator on your portfolio. Even if you get an interview, is a calculator something you are going to show your interviewer. What happened to making a social media application, a chat application, a blog, an analytic tool, a dashboard. Something that people actually use in the real world every day. I remember one of the first interviews I have, one of my projects was a payment application I used paystacks API for. Everything was done with HTML, CSS and Javascript and once my interviewer saw the project and the button I used to connect the API, he made an offer to me immediately. Your projects matter especially as a beginner. One solid project is better than 100 garbage projects.

5 You don't research: Honestly, in this tech thing, I take what everyone is saying as bullshit. The senior developer I work with an Australian guy was telling me to learn web assembly if I really want to get a job with visa sponsorship which I so desperately need. I am tired of remote especially doing it from this shithole zoo of a country. I went to Linkedin Jobs and various countries indeed websites and I couldn't even see up to 500 jobs total in web assembly. Why would I waste time learning something that has no jobs because it might be relevant in ten years. Nodejs came out in 2009 and it is still not relevant in 2021. What is the probability that web assembly will be relevant in 2031. Research. When people tell you to learn a technology. Go to linkedinjobs and indeed and check how many jobs exist for that technology worldwide. People always advise you from their own point of view but the point of view of a senior developer in America, Europe or Australia is not the same for you a junior developer in the world's poverty capital.

Tech pays provided you do it right men.

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Re: Why So Many Junior Developers Struggle To Get An Opportunity. by sonofthunder: 11:58am On Feb 20
tensazangetsu20:
Tech is honestly the best industry to get into right now. The opportunities are numerous. Almost every job vacancy out there is tech this tech that, developer this and developer that. I stayed in school for 4 years studying for a useless engineering degree and I have never in my life seen a vacancy for the rubbish I studied but there are tech roles every day. But in spite of so many jobs in tech, a lot of new developers struggle to get opportunities. I started being active in the tech community recently and I am meeting developers who have been coding for 5 to 7 years but have never had an opportunity. Talking with them has led me to discover that it's actually not the tech industry but a few of the reasons I am listing below.

1. You follow the trends: A lot of us developers love to focus on the sexy trendy stuff. Newsflash, what is sexy and trendy isn't used and even when used is used by very few companies. So millions of people who have struggled to learn the sexy stuff are all going to fight for those few roles out there. Take for example the latest coolest CSS framework tailwind. It's really cool and hyped up and it's like the go-to framework right now but the thing is in the industry people are still using bootstrap. People are learning tailwind but they don't know the number one CSS framework out there. Just because something is cool and sexy doesn't mean that everyone is going to switch to it overnight.

If you give junior developers a chance between Angular, React, and Vue. A lot of people are going to pick Vue. They will say it's sexy and cool and has a ton of GitHub stars. There are jobs using Vue but they are so few compared to React and Angular that you would be pigeonholing yourself by learning that. Theres a whole of difference between coding for fun and coding to get a job.

2. You have unrealistic expectations: This is something I usually see on Reddit cscareerquestions but it seems to becoming a norm amongst everybody. People believe that if your salary isnt starting at 100k USD a year or you dont work for a tech company, you arent a developer. Its so elitist and unfortunately a lot of developers in Nigeria are beginning to have this mindset. They learn HTML, CSS, JS. They have built absolutely no projects but because someone said you need the knowledge of DSA to get a job they immediately start grinding leetcode day and night with the hope of getting into Google. You learnt to code from a Udemy course and you really want to compete at DSAs with people who went to MIT. People who have been doing competitive programming since 5 years old. People who get gold medals at the international olympaids of informatics like its nothing. grin grin grin. Funny enough, I also had this mindset when I was learning to code but corrected myself later on. The truth is that not every tech job out there tests with DSA or needs knowledge of DSA and not everybody must work for a big tech company. This reasoning is so flawed. It is like saying every lawyer must work for law firms like wale olanipekun and co or every engineer must work for exxonmobil. There are a ton of jobs that will pay you well as a junior developer like really well and you need not struggle to get them. They wont test you with DSA. They would only look at the complexities of your projects and go through them with you. By well paid I am talking of 500k and above. Ask yourself how many people asking you to do DSA in Nigeria have not yet worked at Google. There are even whatsapp groups dedicated to DSA and if you cant solve one you are kicked out. The person giving you DSA is not working at Google or Facebook hmm give yourself a brain o.


3. You do not know how to cut off the bullshit from social media: There's so much information out there today but if you don't know how to cut off the bullshit from what you need, you would waste your time. A lot of influencers and creators are putting information out there for themselves. They follow the algorithms and put out what is going to give them the most value in terms of money for their time. If I put out WordPress content, nobody will watch it but if I go out there and make MERN stack tutorials I would be getting millions of views but to be truthful you do not need the MERN stack as a junior. No one is using MongoDB in prod. Very few websites use Nodejs. You are just limiting yourself with that. If you want to be a full stack developer look at things like C# and Java springboot. Those pay really really well and there are even certifications you can acquire in those frameworks that can help get you opportunities at enterprise companies that use them especially if you don't have a computer science degree.

4 Your projects are not worth paying for: People put out calculators, todo lists, tictactoe games and a lot of bullshit on their portfolio and wonder why they aren't getting interviews. You have applied for 100 jobs and haven't been called back and you absolutely do not know the reason why. Nobody is going to hire you with a to-do list and a calculator on your portfolio. Even if you get an interview, is a calculator something you are going to show your interviewer. What happened to making a social media application, a chat application, a blog, an analytic tool, a dashboard. Something that people actually use in the real world every day. I remember one of the first interviews I have, one of my projects was a payment application I used paystacks API for. Everything was done with HTML, CSS and Javascript and once my interviewer saw the project and the button I used to connect the API, he made an offer to me immediately. Your projects matter especially as a beginner. One solid project is better than 100 garbage projects.

5 You don't research: Honestly, in this tech thing, I take what everyone is saying as bullshit. The senior developer I work with an Australian guy was telling me to learn web assembly if I really want to get a job with visa sponsorship which I so desperately need. I am tired of remote especially doing it from this shithole zoo of a country. I went to Linkedin Jobs and various countries indeed websites and I couldn't even see up to 500 jobs total in web assembly. Why would I waste time learning something that has no jobs because it might be relevant in ten years. Nodejs came out in 2009 and it is still not relevant in 2021. What is the probability that web assembly will be relevant in 2031. Research. When people tell you to learn a technology. Go to linkedinjobs and indeed and check how many jobs exist for that technology worldwide. People always advise you from their own point of view but the point of view of a senior developer in America, Europe or Australia is not the same for you a junior developer in the world's poverty capital.

Tech pays provided you do it right men.


Another awesome and eye opening write up from you brother..... I always Learn from your articles.


When are you going to make a writeup on how freelancers should charge for job done? Especially those that charge ridiculously low amounts for web designs and mobile apps that make you wonder what the project will achieve.
grin

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Re: Why So Many Junior Developers Struggle To Get An Opportunity. by tensazangetsu20(m): 12:01pm On Feb 20
sonofthunder:



Another awesome and eye opening write up from you brother..... I always Learn from your articles.


When are you going to make a writeup on how freelancers should charge for job done? Especially those that charge ridiculously low amounts for web designs and mobile apps that make you wonder what the project will achieve.
grin
For freelance just niche down. Na your employers go dey offer you big money. If you do general developmemt anything you see take am grin.

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Re: Why So Many Junior Developers Struggle To Get An Opportunity. by Anonime1105(m): 12:10pm On Feb 20
tensazangetsu20:
Tech is honestly the best industry to get into right now. The opportunities are numerous. Almost every job vacancy out there is tech this tech that, developer this and developer that. I stayed in school for 4 years studying for a useless engineering degree and I have never in my life seen a vacancy for the rubbish I studied but there are tech roles every day. But in spite of so many jobs in tech, a lot of new developers struggle to get opportunities. I started being active in the tech community recently and I am meeting developers who have been coding for 5 to 7 years but have never had an opportunity. Talking with them has led me to discover that it's actually not the tech industry but a few of the reasons I am listing below.

1. You follow the trends: A lot of us developers love to focus on the sexy trendy stuff. Newsflash, what is sexy and trendy isn't used and even when used is used by very few companies. So millions of people who have struggled to learn the sexy stuff are all going to fight for those few roles out there. Take for example the latest coolest CSS framework tailwind. It's really cool and hyped up and it's like the go-to framework right now but the thing is in the industry people are still using bootstrap. People are learning tailwind but they don't know the number one CSS framework out there. Just because something is cool and sexy doesn't mean that everyone is going to switch to it overnight.

If you give junior developers a chance between Angular, React, and Vue. A lot of people are going to pick Vue. They will say it's sexy and cool and has a ton of GitHub stars. There are jobs using Vue but they are so few compared to React and Angular that you would be pigeonholing yourself by learning that. Theres a whole of difference between coding for fun and coding to get a job.

2. You have unrealistic expectations: This is something I usually see on Reddit cscareerquestions but it seems to becoming a norm amongst everybody. People believe that if your salary isnt starting at 100k USD a year or you dont work for a tech company, you arent a developer. Its so elitist and unfortunately a lot of developers in Nigeria are beginning to have this mindset. They learn HTML, CSS, JS. They have built absolutely no projects but because someone said you need the knowledge of DSA to get a job they immediately start grinding leetcode day and night with the hope of getting into Google. You learnt to code from a Udemy course and you really want to compete at DSAs with people who went to MIT. People who have been doing competitive programming since 5 years old. People who get gold medals at the international olympaids of informatics like its nothing. grin grin grin. Funny enough, I also had this mindset when I was learning to code but corrected myself later on. The truth is that not every tech job out there tests with DSA or needs knowledge of DSA and not everybody must work for a big tech company. This reasoning is so flawed. It is like saying every lawyer must work for law firms like wale olanipekun and co or every engineer must work for exxonmobil. There are a ton of jobs that will pay you well as a junior developer like really well and you need not struggle to get them. They wont test you with DSA. They would only look at the complexities of your projects and go through them with you. By well paid I am talking of 500k and above. Ask yourself how many people asking you to do DSA in Nigeria have not yet worked at Google. There are even whatsapp groups dedicated to DSA and if you cant solve one you are kicked out. The person giving you DSA is not working at Google or Facebook hmm give yourself a brain o.


3. You do not know how to cut off the bullshit from social media: There's so much information out there today but if you don't know how to cut off the bullshit from what you need, you would waste your time. A lot of influencers and creators are putting information out there for themselves. They follow the algorithms and put out what is going to give them the most value in terms of money for their time. If I put out WordPress content, nobody will watch it but if I go out there and make MERN stack tutorials I would be getting millions of views but to be truthful you do not need the MERN stack as a junior. No one is using MongoDB in prod. Very few websites use Nodejs. You are just limiting yourself with that. If you want to be a full stack developer look at things like C# and Java springboot. Those pay really really well and there are even certifications you can acquire in those frameworks that can help get you opportunities at enterprise companies that use them especially if you don't have a computer science degree.

4 Your projects are not worth paying for: People put out calculators, todo lists, tictactoe games and a lot of bullshit on their portfolio and wonder why they aren't getting interviews. You have applied for 100 jobs and haven't been called back and you absolutely do not know the reason why. Nobody is going to hire you with a to-do list and a calculator on your portfolio. Even if you get an interview, is a calculator something you are going to show your interviewer. What happened to making a social media application, a chat application, a blog, an analytic tool, a dashboard. Something that people actually use in the real world every day. I remember one of the first interviews I have, one of my projects was a payment application I used paystacks API for. Everything was done with HTML, CSS and Javascript and once my interviewer saw the project and the button I used to connect the API, he made an offer to me immediately. Your projects matter especially as a beginner. One solid project is better than 100 garbage projects.

5 You don't research: Honestly, in this tech thing, I take what everyone is saying as bullshit. The senior developer I work with an Australian guy was telling me to learn web assembly if I really want to get a job with visa sponsorship which I so desperately need. I am tired of remote especially doing it from this shithole zoo of a country. I went to Linkedin Jobs and various countries indeed websites and I couldn't even see up to 500 jobs total in web assembly. Why would I waste time learning something that has no jobs because it might be relevant in ten years. Nodejs came out in 2009 and it is still not relevant in 2021. What is the probability that web assembly will be relevant in 2031. Research. When people tell you to learn a technology. Go to linkedinjobs and indeed and check how many jobs exist for that technology worldwide. People always advise you from their own point of view but the point of view of a senior developer in America, Europe or Australia is not the same for you a junior developer in the world's poverty capital.

Tech pays provided you do it right men.

I always feel this inner joy when reading through your posts cos they are eye opening, most people would hoard this kind of info most especially if he/she is cashing out on it.

Thanks man.

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Re: Why So Many Junior Developers Struggle To Get An Opportunity. by spartan117(m): 2:26pm On Feb 20
What do you mean nobody is using mongodb in production
Something I used this week

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Re: Why So Many Junior Developers Struggle To Get An Opportunity. by Etinosa1234: 3:12pm On Feb 20
Apt...

But the talk abt projects dey very funny.. grin grin...

Didn't know people still do calculators and to-do list..

BTW.. I've completed my first app already... I'll upload it on playstore soon

Thanks parkevero millerules sparkle7 and others I can't remember for ur help...

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Re: Why So Many Junior Developers Struggle To Get An Opportunity. by ClintonNzedimma(m): 6:11pm On Feb 20
Good evening sir
Can I get your WhatsApp contact?

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Re: Why So Many Junior Developers Struggle To Get An Opportunity. by tensazangetsu20(m): 6:14pm On Feb 20
ClintonNzedimma:
Good evening sir
Can I get your WhatsApp contact?
Sent you a DM.
Re: Why So Many Junior Developers Struggle To Get An Opportunity. by ClintonNzedimma(m): 6:16pm On Feb 20
tensazangetsu20:

Sent you a DM.
Replied. Thanks
Re: Why So Many Junior Developers Struggle To Get An Opportunity. by Karleb(m): 7:26pm On Feb 20
Mukina2 this is front page material.
Re: Why So Many Junior Developers Struggle To Get An Opportunity. by Naijatask: 7:26pm On Feb 20
Good evening boss. Please may I know your stack? I want to compare it to see if I'm threading the right path.

My road path is :
HTML
CSS
JavaScript
Git and github
Deployment tools like netlify.

Then learn :

Jquery
Bootstrap

Finally learn :

Ui and Ux design
And
Adobe Xd for web design.

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Re: Why So Many Junior Developers Struggle To Get An Opportunity. by tensazangetsu20(m): 7:52pm On Feb 20
Naijatask:
Good evening boss. Please may I know your stack? I want to compare it to see if I'm threading the right path.

My road path is :
HTML
CSS
JavaScript
Git and github
Deployment tools like netlify.

Then learn :

Jquery
Bootstrap

Finally learn :

Ui and Ux design
And
Adobe Xd for web design.

You are on the right part but it seems you want to be a UI and UX designer. A JavaScript Framework is very important now in addition to vanilla js. I count it as basics.

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Re: Why So Many Junior Developers Struggle To Get An Opportunity. by RemiAbdulSamad(m): 11:10pm On Feb 20
tensazangetsu20:
Tech is honestly the best industry to get into right now. The opportunities are numerous. Almost every job vacancy out there is tech this tech that, developer this and developer that. I stayed in school for 4 years studying for a useless engineering degree and I have never in my life seen a vacancy for the rubbish I studied but there are tech roles every day. But in spite of so many jobs in tech, a lot of new developers struggle to get opportunities. I started being active in the tech community recently and I am meeting developers who have been coding for 5 to 7 years but have never had an opportunity. Talking with them has led me to discover that it's actually not the tech industry but a few of the reasons I am listing below.

1. You follow the trends: A lot of us developers love to focus on the sexy trendy stuff. Newsflash, what is sexy and trendy isn't used and even when used is used by very few companies. So millions of people who have struggled to learn the sexy stuff are all going to fight for those few roles out there. Take for example the latest coolest CSS framework tailwind. It's really cool and hyped up and it's like the go-to framework right now but the thing is in the industry people are still using bootstrap. People are learning tailwind but they don't know the number one CSS framework out there. Just because something is cool and sexy doesn't mean that everyone is going to switch to it overnight.

If you give junior developers a chance between Angular, React, and Vue. A lot of people are going to pick Vue. They will say it's sexy and cool and has a ton of GitHub stars. There are jobs using Vue but they are so few compared to React and Angular that you would be pigeonholing yourself by learning that. Theres a whole of difference between coding for fun and coding to get a job.

2. You have unrealistic expectations: This is something I usually see on Reddit cscareerquestions but it seems to becoming a norm amongst everybody. People believe that if your salary isnt starting at 100k USD a year or you dont work for a tech company, you arent a developer. Its so elitist and unfortunately a lot of developers in Nigeria are beginning to have this mindset. They learn HTML, CSS, JS. They have built absolutely no projects but because someone said you need the knowledge of DSA to get a job they immediately start grinding leetcode day and night with the hope of getting into Google. You learnt to code from a Udemy course and you really want to compete at DSAs with people who went to MIT. People who have been doing competitive programming since 5 years old. People who get gold medals at the international olympaids of informatics like its nothing. grin grin grin. Funny enough, I also had this mindset when I was learning to code but corrected myself later on. The truth is that not every tech job out there tests with DSA or needs knowledge of DSA and not everybody must work for a big tech company. This reasoning is so flawed. It is like saying every lawyer must work for law firms like wale olanipekun and co or every engineer must work for exxonmobil. There are a ton of jobs that will pay you well as a junior developer like really well and you need not struggle to get them. They wont test you with DSA. They would only look at the complexities of your projects and go through them with you. By well paid I am talking of 500k and above. Ask yourself how many people asking you to do DSA in Nigeria have not yet worked at Google. There are even whatsapp groups dedicated to DSA and if you cant solve one you are kicked out. The person giving you DSA is not working at Google or Facebook hmm give yourself a brain o.


3. You do not know how to cut off the bullshit from social media: There's so much information out there today but if you don't know how to cut off the bullshit from what you need, you would waste your time. A lot of influencers and creators are putting information out there for themselves. They follow the algorithms and put out what is going to give them the most value in terms of money for their time. If I put out WordPress content, nobody will watch it but if I go out there and make MERN stack tutorials I would be getting millions of views but to be truthful you do not need the MERN stack as a junior. No one is using MongoDB in prod. Very few websites use Nodejs. You are just limiting yourself with that. If you want to be a full stack developer look at things like C# and Java springboot. Those pay really really well and there are even certifications you can acquire in those frameworks that can help get you opportunities at enterprise companies that use them especially if you don't have a computer science degree.

4 Your projects are not worth paying for: People put out calculators, todo lists, tictactoe games and a lot of bullshit on their portfolio and wonder why they aren't getting interviews. You have applied for 100 jobs and haven't been called back and you absolutely do not know the reason why. Nobody is going to hire you with a to-do list and a calculator on your portfolio. Even if you get an interview, is a calculator something you are going to show your interviewer. What happened to making a social media application, a chat application, a blog, an analytic tool, a dashboard. Something that people actually use in the real world every day. I remember one of the first interviews I have, one of my projects was a payment application I used paystacks API for. Everything was done with HTML, CSS and Javascript and once my interviewer saw the project and the button I used to connect the API, he made an offer to me immediately. Your projects matter especially as a beginner. One solid project is better than 100 garbage projects.

5 You don't research: Honestly, in this tech thing, I take what everyone is saying as bullshit. The senior developer I work with an Australian guy was telling me to learn web assembly if I really want to get a job with visa sponsorship which I so desperately need. I am tired of remote especially doing it from this shithole zoo of a country. I went to Linkedin Jobs and various countries indeed websites and I couldn't even see up to 500 jobs total in web assembly. Why would I waste time learning something that has no jobs because it might be relevant in ten years. Nodejs came out in 2009 and it is still not relevant in 2021. What is the probability that web assembly will be relevant in 2031. Research. When people tell you to learn a technology. Go to linkedinjobs and indeed and check how many jobs exist for that technology worldwide. People always advise you from their own point of view but the point of view of a senior developer in America, Europe or Australia is not the same for you a junior developer in the world's poverty capital.

Tech pays provided you do it right men.

Boss your posts are always informative and eye opening.

Am learning to be a front end developer. Here are what I've learnt so far:

1. HTML
2. CSS
3. Sass
4. Bootstrap
5. JavaScript.

Am still learning JavaScript.

Once am done with Vanilla JavaScript, I hope to pick Vue or React.

I will like to learn Figma for UI/UX design. I'll like to be a front end developer and UI designer to increase my chance of getting a job.

Have a look at my portfolio = https://abdulsamad.xyz

Thanks boss

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Re: Why So Many Junior Developers Struggle To Get An Opportunity. by cixak95211: 3:09am On Feb 21
spartan117:
What do you mean nobody is using mongodb in production
Something I used this week

Nicely written article except for a few points that were badly researched. There are fortune 500 coys using mongodb like eBay and Toyota
AWS was reselling mongodb and making hella of a profit. Mongodb Inc got mad and filed a million dollar lawsuit. AWS forked it and created their own
version aka DocumentDB and you say nobody uses mongodb in production? Stop spilling trash
I get it, you're seeking a following, but try as much as possible to filter out the grains from the chaff.
As for the other points, yes makes sense. Cheers.

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Re: Why So Many Junior Developers Struggle To Get An Opportunity. by toby345(m): 6:44am On Feb 21
RemiAbdulSamad:


Boss your posts are always informative and eye opening.

Am learning to be a front end developer. Here are what I've learnt so far:

1. HTML
2. CSS
3. Sass
4. Bootstrap
5. JavaScript.

Am still learning JavaScript.

Once am done with Vanilla JavaScript, I hope to pick Vue or React.

I will like to learn Figma for UI/UX design. I'll like to be a front end developer and UI designer to increase my chance of getting a job.

Have a look at my portfolio = https://abdulsamad.xyz

Thanks boss
bro to be honest I don't know anything about programming but looking at your portfolio I must say u like what u see

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Re: Why So Many Junior Developers Struggle To Get An Opportunity. by DaveDave001: 6:55am On Feb 21
Please boss what are your thoughts on blockchain programming? Is it a worthwhile field one can venture into?? I’m good with react js & as a crypto enthusiast I’m thinking of learning solidity to move fully into blockchain.

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Re: Why So Many Junior Developers Struggle To Get An Opportunity. by tensazangetsu20(m): 7:09am On Feb 21
DaveDave001:
Please boss what are your thoughts on blockchain programming? Is it a worthwhile field one can venture into?? I’m good with react js & as a crypto enthusiast I’m thinking of learning solidity to move fully into blockchain.
One of the best fields honestly. The richest developer I personally know is a blockchain developer. He consults for top banks in Nigeria and companies abroad as a blockchain Developer.
Re: Why So Many Junior Developers Struggle To Get An Opportunity. by tensazangetsu20(m): 7:10am On Feb 21
RemiAbdulSamad:


Boss your posts are always informative and eye opening.

Am learning to be a front end developer. Here are what I've learnt so far:

1. HTML
2. CSS
3. Sass
4. Bootstrap
5. JavaScript.

Am still learning JavaScript.

Once am done with Vanilla JavaScript, I hope to pick Vue or React.

I will like to learn Figma for UI/UX design. I'll like to be a front end developer and UI designer to increase my chance of getting a job.

Have a look at my portfolio = https://abdulsamad.xyz

Thanks boss
Your portfolio is amazing immediately you have known a JavaScript Framework you can start applying to frontend jobs.

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Re: Why So Many Junior Developers Struggle To Get An Opportunity. by RemiAbdulSamad(m): 7:42am On Feb 21
tensazangetsu20:

Your portfolio is amazing immediately you have known a JavaScript Framework you can start applying to frontend jobs.
Thanks boss
Re: Why So Many Junior Developers Struggle To Get An Opportunity. by RemiAbdulSamad(m): 7:42am On Feb 21
toby345:
bro to be honest I don't know anything about programming but looking at your portfolio I must say u like what u see
Thanks
Re: Why So Many Junior Developers Struggle To Get An Opportunity. by SapphireYj: 2:04pm On Feb 21
cixak95211:


Nicely written article except for a few points that were badly researched. There are fortune 500 coys using mongodb like eBay and Toyota
AWS was reselling mongodb and making hella of a profit. Mongodb Inc got mad and filed a million dollar lawsuit. AWS forked it and created their own
version aka DocumentDB and you say nobody uses mongodb in production? Stop spilling trash
I get it, you're seeking a following, but try as much as possible to filter out the grains from the chaff.
As for the other points, yes makes sense. Cheers.
You missed a point. He downplayed the importance of node, which is very misleading. I generally advice people to know more than one back-end language. Javascript running in nodejs environment is constantly one of them.The figures of PHP are largely misleading, because most sites on the internet are powered by word press, which uses PHP under the hood. The thing is, most of these sites are shitty sites with serious security issues,built by charlatans. There are several remote job opportunities for nodejs developers abroad, however, anyone that wants a race to the bottom price dragging with Indians on Freelancer.com and other freelancing sites, should stick to only PHP. PHP on its own is not a bad language, but it is prone to abuse by bad developers. However, for anyone that wants to focus on the Nigeria market alone, PHP is a better bet in terms of job opportunities.The thing is, nodejs will keep growing, albeit, gradually, because there are tones of sites already built with PHP before node came along, and they will need to be maintained. However, because of the ease of transition from using javascript only on front-end to using at the back-end, which node offers, more people will still use node going forward. Check the yearly developers survey on stackoverflow, and see where the industry is tilting to, also check stackoverflow jobs, and see tons of nodejs jobs advertised daily. My advice generally remains, know about 2 back-end languages.

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Re: Why So Many Junior Developers Struggle To Get An Opportunity. by tensazangetsu20(m): 2:10pm On Feb 21
SapphireYj:
You missed a point. He downplayed the importance of node, which is very misleading. I generally advice people to know more than one back-end language. Node is constantly one of them.The figures of PHP are largely misleading, because most sites on the internet are powered by word press, which uses PHP under the hood. The thing is, most of these sites are shitty sites with serious security issues,built by charlatans. There are several remote job opportunities for nodejs developers abroad, however, if you want a race to the bottom price dragging with Indians on Freelancer.com and other freelancing sites, stick to only PHP. PHP on its own is not a bad language, but it is prone to abuse by bad developers. However, if you only want to focus on the Nigeria market, PHP is a better bet in terms of job opportunities.The thing is, nodejs will keep growing, albeit, gradually, because there are tones of sites already built with PHP before node came along, and they will need to be maintained. However, because of the ease of transition from using javascript only on front-end to using at the back-end, which node offers, more people will still use node going forward. Check the yearly developers survey on stackoverflow, and see where the industry is tilting to, also check stackoverflow jobs, and see tons of nodejs jobs advertised daily. My advice remains, know about 2 back-end languages.
You are right about knowing two backend languages. I recommend PHP and java to people. PHP for startups and medium sized companies and java for enterprise level companies. The same thing you say about Nodejs is what I got told about but there's so few node jobs out there. It's just hyped up. And PHP isn't relevant because of wordpress. There's other platforms built with PHP which are very complicated and aren't known by a lot of Devs but they are widely used. Theres Moodle, there's Magento. The list is endless. Those platforms are why PHP is the major backend for the web. Most of the top universities in the world have their websites powered up by Moodle. I haven't started learning PHP and working with wordpress and jamstack sites for up to three months and the difference in my life is clear. I am still a junior developer with less than one year experience but I am on my third remote job and recently just got another offer. So I work for two companies presently with less than one year experience. One of them is even a well funded startup in California. I am building out the whole website in wordpress and React. Their major product is not on their website so the backend is powered by WordPress.

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Re: Why So Many Junior Developers Struggle To Get An Opportunity. by cixak95211: 2:25pm On Feb 21
SapphireYj:
You missed a point. He downplayed the importance of node, which is very misleading......

I saw that , i just did not want to comment on it.
the young man said it himself, he has less than a year below his belt.
he'll soon find out life aint a bed of roses.
Re: Why So Many Junior Developers Struggle To Get An Opportunity. by SapphireYj: 2:31pm On Feb 21
tensazangetsu20:

You are right about knowing two backend languages. I recommend PHP and java to people. PHP for startups and medium sized companies and java for enterprise level companies. The same thing you say about Nodejs is what I got told about but there's so few node jobs out there. It's just hyped up. And PHP isn't relevant because of wordpress. There's other platforms built with PHP which are very complicated and aren't known by a lot of Devs but they are widely used. Theres Moodle, there's Magento. The list is endless. Those platforms are why PHP is the major backend for the web. Most of the top universities in the world have their websites powered up by Moodle. I haven't started learning PHP and working with wordpress and jamstack sites for up to three months and the difference in my life is clear. I am still a junior developer with less than one year experience but I am on my third remote job and recently just got another offer. So I work for two companies presently with less than one year experience. One of them is even a well funded startup in California. I am building out the whole website in wordpress and React. Their major product is not on their website so the backend is powered by WordPress.
By your own admission, you are still new in this field. I am not new, and I am not a junior. I see myself more as an intermediate, mainly because I prefer to downplay my skills as a self critique in order to keep improving. I know people I am better than that refer to themselves as seniors. Anyways, all the seniors in this field I respect say DSA is important.Your approach may put money in your pocket faster, but on the long run, it may not look to be the best approach after all. I will only drop this one advice. This fella below. Tim Mensch, is one of the top senior programmers that answers questions on quora,follow him, and you will learn a lot. I forgot to add a point. Nodejs that you deride so much has the biggest package manager in the world (npm), yet nodejs is one of the youngest back-end languages out there.

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Re: Why So Many Junior Developers Struggle To Get An Opportunity. by tensazangetsu20(m): 2:34pm On Feb 21
SapphireYj:
By your own admission, you are still new in this field. I am not new, and I am not a junior. I see myself more as an intermediate, mainly because I prefer to downplay my skills as a self critique in order to keep improving. I know people I am better than that refer to themselves as seniors. Anyways, all the seniors in this field I respect say DSA is important.Your approach may put money in your pocket faster, but on the long run, it may not look to be the best approach after all. I will only drop this one advice. This fella below. Tim Mensch, is one of the top senior programmers that answers questions on quora,follow him, and you will learn a lot. I forgot to add a point. Nodejs that you deride so much has the biggest package manager in the world (npm), yet nodejs is one of the youngest back-end languages out there.
The thing is if you want to be a generalist Dev and work at a big tech company then data structures and algorithms is important. I have no interest in general software development again except for my own personal projects or future startups. For me it's strictly just going to be Salesforce and jamstack. Even if I wanted to work at Google as a salesforce Developer, I won't be bombarded with those difficult algorithmic questions given to general Devs and the pay with general Devs is still the same thing.

But even at that general Devs at smaller companies and businesses do not get DSA at Interviews.
Re: Why So Many Junior Developers Struggle To Get An Opportunity. by cixak95211: 3:21pm On Feb 21
^^ So shall we say you hate being a "generalist developer", whatever that means, just because you suck at DSA?
Common, we've all been there. You're young and that is why. I once hated DSA like hell, not just me, nobody likes it . . . but the rest is history.
Its good to stick with Salesforce, but do not advice people from running away from general software dev. I'll ask you again about Salesforce in 2 years
and I hope you make good if it. But I highly doubt it, not because I am wishing you bad luck but because it is what is. . . you're young and naive and still unfocused on what you really want. It's very inherent in your posts. While it might seem to you like you know what you're up to, any senior that reads your post will laugh it off. Be guided.

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Re: Why So Many Junior Developers Struggle To Get An Opportunity. by tensazangetsu20(m): 3:46pm On Feb 21
cixak95211:
^^ So shall we say you hate being a "generalist developer", whatever that means, just because you suck at DSA?
Common, we've all been there. You're young and that is why. I once hated DSA like hell, not just me, nobody likes it . . . but the rest is history.
Its good to stick with Salesforce, but do not advice people from running away from general software dev. I'll ask you again about Salesforce in 2 years
and I hope you make good if it. But I highly doubt it, not because I am wishing you bad luck but because it is what is. . . you're young and naive and still unfocused on what you really want. It's very inherent in your posts. While it might seem to you like you know what you're up to, any senior that reads your post will laugh it off. Be guided.
Young and naive and don't know what I want grin grin. Okay o

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Re: Why So Many Junior Developers Struggle To Get An Opportunity. by Karleb(m): 4:12pm On Feb 21
What is going on here? undecided
Re: Why So Many Junior Developers Struggle To Get An Opportunity. by Philfit(m): 4:15pm On Feb 21
RemiAbdulSamad:


Boss your posts are always informative and eye opening.

Am learning to be a front end developer. Here are what I've learnt so far:

1. HTML
2. CSS
3. Sass
4. Bootstrap
5. JavaScript.

Am still learning JavaScript.

Once am done with Vanilla JavaScript, I hope to pick Vue or React.

I will like to learn Figma for UI/UX design. I'll like to be a front end developer and UI designer to increase my chance of getting a job.

Have a look at my portfolio = https://abdulsamad.xyz

Thanks boss
Good day Abdulsamad how did you create your portfolio? It looks amazing, thank you.
Re: Why So Many Junior Developers Struggle To Get An Opportunity. by Sulele04(m): 5:25pm On Feb 21
cixak95211:
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Hello sir, I am currently learning C# and Asp.net for backend. What is your opinion, does it have a future.
Re: Why So Many Junior Developers Struggle To Get An Opportunity. by MrJavaS: 5:31pm On Feb 21
I'll just learn both. But seriously I don't know why most fellas don't like the MERN stack

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