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Discussion on: Just got my first job offer, going to take it. What are some tips for being the best junior developer I can be?

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Lynne Finnigan

Congratulations! Here's my advice:

Ask lots of questions, and don't be afraid to say when you don't understand or know something. You're not expected to know everything, no one is. Not even senior devs.

When asking these questions, always take notes so you don't have to ask the same thing several times.

Be kind. Show enthusiasm and willingness to learn. Communication is extremely important, so having good communication with your team members is worth thinking about. Not just the technical side of things.

Starting a new job is always stressful at first, when there's a lot of information to take in. For the first week or so try to focus on settling in, getting your machine set up how you like it, and learning about the people and company you will be working for.

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