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My first interview

Hey,

This week I have my first job interview after about a year of learning web design. It's for a junior front-end developer role. As well as being excited for it I'm feeling pretty nervous about it. Does anyone have any tips? What kind of questions may I be asked?

It might sound silly but I still feel like I'm bumbling my way through.

Sure plenty have been through this so any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

Will Peach
Will Peach
6,572 Points

Having not interviewed for such a position yet I don't have many tips to offer apart from perhaps referring to everything you've learned and built (assuming you took notes). Let your passion and interest shine through.

Hope to be in your shoes one day. Congratulations and good luck!

Scott Walton
Scott Walton
9,174 Points

Good luck to you. I hope to be in your position some day soon

3 Answers

Joe Consterdine
Joe Consterdine
13,965 Points

Hi Jake,

I was in exactly your position around 8 months ago.

The link Melissa provided is useful and I used it before mine but don't let it freak you out because there's a ridiculous amount of questions in that link.

I went in to my interview nervous but at the same time not expecting to get it. I'd done about 10 months learning at that point.

In the end there weren't any technical questions, but I did have to do a short code test where I had to make a simple web page.

I actually made a mess of it and it didn't look very good at all but my enthusiasm was most important. They could see I wanted to learn and that's more important than anything.

If it's a junior role they don't expect you to know everything.

Don't lie thinking you aren't good enough, just be straight with them and tell them you've put in the effort to teach yourself what you have so far... you aren't a whizz at everything yet but you're committed to continuing to self teach and aim to get better.

You'll be fine.

Joe

I found these questions on Github awhile back that I found pretty useful. https://github.com/h5bp/Front-end-Developer-Interview-Questions

Igor Cancarevic
Igor Cancarevic
1,497 Points

I agree with everything Joe said, it's a junior role, so you don't need to know everything or be perfect. I think if you give them a feeling that you are responsible, hard working and constantly willing to learn and improve yourslef you should be ok.

I wish you good luck and let us know if you nail the job!

Igor