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

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Rob Kendal {{☕}}

I kinda of made the position myself....

I was working in IT for Yorkshire Ambulance Service and there was a remit to build a few internal web services. I self taught C# and ASP.Net (2.0 at the time). Gradually I did more development and less IT stuff, building up a few external projects via the NHS' wider network.

Using that experience I managed to land another role which was more 'normal level developer', but still felt quite junior as it was quite the steep learning curve moving from public sector stuff to private, commercial sector

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Carlos Roso Author

Loving how you self taught a tool that would allow you to transition into what you loved. Making up your job is one of the best advice someone can get, that's for sure!