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

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Tomasz Kudlinski

I think the best approach it to prepare portfolio, high-quality cv, motivation letter and later apply for as many position as possible via. i.e. LinkedIn.

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Carlos Roso Author

Yeah definitely. What kind of portfolio do you recommend a junior should build? like open source projects? or a youtube channel talking about dev?

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Tomasz Kudlinski

Create github repository and create few basic projects in it. For Frontend/Fullstack position create apps like:

  • ToDo list
  • Github Users Viewer
  • Counter etc.

i.e. for Junior Frontend/React dev it would be nice to show (using those projects) that you know/can use:

  • React Hooks or LifeCycle methods
  • Redux
  • CSS
  • make API call
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Carlos Roso Author

Wise words, I'll pass on this advice, thanks Tomasz!