I'm currently working as a web developer with a stack that uses PHP for backend, and have been doing so throughout my entire 4 year software career.
I feel like I need to pivot away from PHP and into one of those other languages for the sake of my career development.
What should I do to make myself a good candidate for jobs that use a language that I don't have professional experience with?
So far I've been working on a course and personal project that use React and Node. I think personal projects are a great way to practice newly learned programming skills, but is it sufficient for successful job applications?