I'm looking to nail my first Junior Front-End Developer role in Sydney.
When speaking with recruiters the most common questions I get asked?
- Do you have any industry experience?
- What industry are you looking to work in?
- What skills have you acquired?
- What programs are you experienced in?
- What are your salary expectations?
- Do you have a portfolio?
"I have 1+ year freelance experience developing 2 websites."
"Ideally a digital agency however as long as I contributing to the work I love and enjoy, I am not fussed."
"Experience with Adobe software such as Photoshop CS6, Illustrator and Indesign. Hands on experiences with text editors such as Visual Studio 2013, Sublime Text & Dreamweaver. Unified Modeling Language (UML) software such as Visual Paradigm."
"As a Junior position, I believe a salary expectation between 55-60k+ super is reasonable and fair."
"I have a PDF portfolio."
With all the above mentioned, I'm still having difficulty landing that first role. Is there anything that I NEED or REQUIRE to nail that first Junior. How can I stand out from the pack?
Do you guys have any tips or must have's skills in landing that first initial front-end dev position.
I would love to hear your tips and experience at this stage of becoming a developer.