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Ej Sulit πŸ‡΅πŸ‡­ • Edited on

My biggest struggle is knowing what the standards are or what does the majority use when it comes to workflow.

I've never been exposed to a lot of people that has a say on that, mostly I study on my own. So I say that's where I struggle. I don't know if I'm doing the right thing so most of the time I spent my time trying to clarify those things and make myself do right without knowing that I am not achieving anything.

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Cristina Ruth Author

It's good that you actually keep these in mind -- these were the last things on my mind when I was a beginner.

I still struggle with this today after 6 years of being on the field. There are various "standards" that apply, ranging in sizes from individual standards to team standards to internal enterprise standards to industry standards. But they aren't black and white and because we have a lot of smart people in the field, there can be debates on which standards are correct.

Have you looked into finding a mentor? A mentor can help at least clarify some standards or guidelines to help you understand more if you're doing the right thing. :)

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Ej Sulit πŸ‡΅πŸ‡­

Agreed.

I have not found a mentor though but the one thing I've done that I consider critical for my struggle is by involving myself into these kinds of conversation with people in the industry through slack, buying online courses and engaging with other students.

Not a lot of mentors here that could point me into the right direction, or I guess it's just hard for me to find the proper one from where I came from.

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Cristina Ruth Author

Sounds like you’re doing all the right things 😊

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Ej Sulit πŸ‡΅πŸ‡­

I'd like to think so. Thank you for this! I appreciate it.