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General Discussion

applying for junior front end developer??

I want to know at what skill level is it realistic to be applying for a junior front end developer role, my plan is to have at least the relevant tracks on here done, my own portfolio site up and I have two pro bono projects I am going to do for friends, one being a successful photographer and the other and up and coming tattoo artist, so I am wondering do i need to get more under my belt before applying for a job? any info appreciated!

2 Answers

Simon Coates
Simon Coates
28,694 Points

my two cents worth is that if your portfolio reflects your skillset, rather than the skillset of a treehouse author, then someone looking at your resume can make an assessment of your skill level. (but i don't know anything.)

Jay Padzensky
Jay Padzensky
4,731 Points

Hey Ray!

You're off to a great start. I think you're on the right track by having completed tracks, a portfolio, and pro bono work. The more you can do and showcase, the better. It's tough to say how much more or less you may need to apply for a junior dev position. Some companies will love what you already have, some may think it's not enough. I think a good way to start to gauge that is by applying now. Find organizations and jobs who understand a junior dev role is a learning role, and you'll find a great fit. Best of luck in your search!