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Need of encouragement :)

I have received an offer for employment in my friends company. The company does general programming, web sites and more and it has a couple of employees. For starters my contract would be practice-based and I would not receive any salary for a month or so. The aim of this would be to see if I am cut for the job and the industry altogether.

The problem is, I am a little bit scared. I would love to land a job in this industry but I am not really sure if I can make it. There's just so much things that I just can't seem to 'get'. This makes me a little bit concerned about the whole deal.

Any opinions?

4 Answers

Atanas Sqnkov
Atanas Sqnkov
14,981 Points

Hi Mikko!

I presume you are still a teenager or you are about to hit your 20-ties? If not, dont get me wrong, age doesn`t matter if you got the passion. My advice would be - When you are browsing the internet, and you see things that look cool to you, if you get to a point asking yourself "How do I do that?" - Rush towards this career path without a doubt.

A unpaid internship is the best that can happen to a individual that wants to work in the web industry. You will have the chance to get a lot of real-world work exposure and see if You really have the passion to solve these kinds of problems.


Marko Koron
Marko Koron
20,658 Points

If you don't try you will never know if you really can make it. I guess that you always ask questions to the other employees if there is something that you don't 'get'. This is a super fast evolving field and there will be always something that you won't 'get' until you get more familiar with it. In the end, don't be so negative up front. Put it this way, even if they say that you are not cut for the job I bet that you will learn something during that month and you will be able to identify what knowledge you are lacking so that you can improve on it.

So go on and give it a try! :)

Actually I am already in thirties and trying to make a career change become a reality :)

I think I should be ok because I have a huge library of information from Treehouse, Lynda.com etc.So basically I have everything I need except raw work experience. But still I got the jitters :D

Marko Koron
Marko Koron
20,658 Points

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