re: What part of your first dev job were you least prepared for? VIEW POST

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For me, it was how easy it is to take on too much work. As someone who has not been naturally assertive in the past, who enjoys being busy and is more than happy to help out - I found that over time I had too many people coming to me with questions and work requests.

Until I started not being able to get my job done and stuff started slipping. I learnt the hard way that I needed to start rejecting meetings, telling people to ask others or find information in a document, put a higher value on my own time and put my foot down if my boss asked me to do too much. It has taught me a lot about time management and assertiveness, very valuable soft skills.

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