re: Nervous on first programming job VIEW POST


Anytime you start a job you're going to be anxious and nervous. Still happens to me 20 years in. Lots of new stuff to learn, lots of new people to meet, you'll feel like you're not achieving much...

This is normal. With time it will pass. (At one job VP of Engineering told me it would take me six months to be fully productive.)


Know when to ask for help. Figure out how much time a task ought to take, and 30% through if you're still stuck go ask for help. Also when you do ask for help bring along a proposed solution, even if you know it's not quite right. E.g. "I think it might be this, but I can't quite prove it". Longer version:

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