I've been a Junior Web Developer at a non-tech company for about a year and a half. The other day I had an informal mid-year review and my boss asked where I wanted to be in a year's time (a front-end dev, I told him), and he expressed interest in "helping me get there." He asked "what he could do to help me", and said that I could give it some thought and let him know.
I've never been asked such a question before, so I wanted to ask about it here. What does a non-entry level developer look like, and what information can I give him that'll help me? It's important to note that there aren't any mid-level developers at this company, just me, a senior, and managers.
Since I've started working under him, I:
- Have gathered project requirements independently
- Have received positive feedback on projects I've completed
- Have established a solid rapport with other employees, especially those I've done tasks/projects for
- Have been sought out for design and project proposals
- Have been partially responsible for our team receiving more project requests