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Discussion on: How did you land your first job as a junior?

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One of the biggest lessons I learned early on was to be comfortable and get good at asking for help.

At my first dev job, I got assigned a task. I didn't ask a lot of questions (mainly because I didn't want to be viewed as not knowing something). For some reason I thought that if I asked a dumb question, they would be like "Oh you don't know that?! Umm idk why we hired you!" 🤦🏽‍♂️.

I spent days and weeks trying to make progress on the task, which turned out was really too big for me to do by myself. Ultimately, I would've been better off asking lots of "dumb", clarifying questions early on until I understood what I need to do.

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Carlos Roso Author

This. Love it! Don't hold up to your questions, just spit them out.