Are you looking to get hired as a junior React developer? Building projects is a great way to demonstrate your skills to potential employers 🚀
Here are 5 project ideas that will help you get hired as a junior React developer 🔥
Remember that you don't need to build all of them, even if you have 2-3 of these projects in your portfolio then that's good enough for you to get hired
1) Build a complex Todo/Task Manager Web App 📒
A complex to-do list or task manager app is a great project to build because it allows you to practice working with state and handling user interactions.
You can also add features like real-time collaboration or offline support to make it more interesting.
2) Build the UI of an E-Commerce Web App 🛒
Building an e-commerce website is a great project to build to showcase your ability to work with complex data and handle user interactions.
You can use a library like React Router to handle routing and Redux to manage state.
3) Build UI for a Admin Dashboard 👨💻
Creating a dashboard to display data is a great way to demonstrate your ability to work with data visualization and handle complex state.
4) Build UI for a Chat Web App 💬
Building a chat application is a great project to demonstrate your ability to work with real-time data and handle user interactions.
You can use a service like Firebase or Pusher to handle the real-time communication, and React for the frontend.
5) Build a beautiful Weather Web App 🌤️
Building a weather app will help you practice working with APIs and displaying data in a user-friendly way.
You can use an API like OpenWeatherMap to get weather data and display it in your app.
These projects will help you to demonstrate your knowledge and skills in React, and you can use them as a portfolio to showcase your ability to potential employers 🥳
Remember, it is not only about the final product, but also about the process of building and learning, so don't hesitate to experiment and try new things 🦄
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Top comments (26)
As a junior web developer, it is tempting to think that building projects for yourself are the only way to land a job. However, in reality, this is not the case. Projects can be an important factor in helping you stand out from other applicants, but they are by no means the most important factor when it comes to getting hired as a junior web developer.
Rather than focusing on building projects alone, you should also focus on developing other skills and traits that employers are looking for in a junior web developer. This includes having strong communication skills, attention to detail, and being organized. These skills can all be demonstrated in interviews or during the job application process and will be far more critical than any of the projects you have built.
When it comes down to it, the HR manager deciding on whom to hire has more than just your projects to consider. They need to make sure that you fit well with their company culture, values, and mission statement; something that cannot be determined simply by looking at your portfolio of projects.
It is also important to consider that each company has its own tooling, design system, and frameworks. It is possible to learn by building projects on the side, like creating an app with React and Tailwind CSS, but it doesn’t guarantee that you will be working with that same technology at your job.
The takeaway here is that while building projects can help you learn and gain experience, it isn’t required for getting a job as a junior web developer. The most important skills are understanding the basics of coding and web development, being able to work well in teams, having problem-solving abilities, and demonstrating an enthusiasm for learning new technologies. By showcasing these skills during the interview process, you can secure a great position as a junior web developer, regardless of what projects you built on the side.
Thank you so much for your comment 💝.
That's very helpful, Thanks for sharing 🙌
I'm going to actually agree with you this one time. 😜 That said, making showcase projects can be a good way to develop some of the skills that companies may be looking for in a web dev.
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A great article if you then go on to link to tutorials, etc, that actually teach you how to do these projects. Otherwise you're saying, "hey, wanna be a golf pro - get really good at chipping, putting and driving!". "Wanna work for NASA - become an expert in astro physics!".
Thanks for sharing 🙌
That sounds great, Thanks for sharing your awesome feedback 🙌
The designs are made by AI from the looks of it. Most likely Midjourney or BlueWillow.
very helpful article.
Thanks for sharing.
Sounds good, I'm glad you found it helpful 🙌
Could a Netflix clone also be listed as one?
Yeah, that can also be a great project idea, just make sure the UI looks pleasing and is responsive on different screen sizes 🙌
Thanks for sharing
Thanks for sharing your awesome feedback 🙌
Really great list of projects to practice with react.
It could be so so nice to have figma associated to these beautiful examples 😊
Thank you for sharing 🙏
That sounds great, I used midjourney.com to generate those designs so these are not really made in Figma or any other design software, Hope this helps 🙌
I did like follow save for you and thank you so much for this lovely article ☺️
That sounds great, Thank you so much 🙌
You got some decent ideas here! Just one quick question, where did you get the graphics for the designs you've shown?
Thank You, I generated the graphics using midjourney bot (midjourney.com)
May I know the design name of project 2?
It's not really a real project but just a concept generated using Midjourney.com
Thanks for sharing 👍
No problem 🙌