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Questions tagged [junior]

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I get bored when people talk too much in meetings. What should I do?

When attending meetings that I should attend, I get bored because some people talk too much without putting action points or setting a plan of the next steps that should be done. I imagine it that ...
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10answers
29k views

How to handle a developer getting defensive when faced with breaking code?

I started working at a company as a junior developer, after finishing a great programming bootcamp with a deep and broad programming knowledge. Since then (1.5 years) I learned a lot, gained ...
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18answers
29k views

Can I criticise the more senior developers around me for not writing clean code?

I am a junior developer. Although I already programmed in different languages for the last 5 years I still have a hard time debugging more complex issues. On the other hand I like clean code and try ...
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8answers
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Junior Developer doing well but management wants to fire him

I am a technical lead in a medium-sized company managing a team of just over 50 developers. We have many senior and mid-level developers and a few juniors. One of our junior developers has been ...
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16answers
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Should I lower my expectations when interviewing someone if the company struggles to find any candidates?

Background: As the shortage of developers in Europe continues, our company, as well as many others, doesn't receives CVs for open positions everyday to say the least. In fact, we are looking now for ...
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8answers
14k views

Junior developer struggles: how to communicate with management?

I learnt programming at home and was a brilliant bootcamp graduate (that is, by the standards of that bootcamp, which is certainly not as good as top US bootcamps*), I found a job fairly easily ...
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10answers
14k views

How do I evaluate a candidate for a junior position? [closed]

After working with my boss at a previous job he's decided to start a contracting firm and I'm in the first handful of people to help get things started. It's been a few months and now we're looking to ...
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11answers
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Is this just impostor syndrome, or am I likely to get fired?

It’s my third day at this job as a full stack engineer. I graduated five years ago, but I never took programming that serious until after the first year when I decided to start looking for a job. It ...
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7answers
5k views

How to deal with a difficult junior programmer?

I am the technical lead of my team and have joined that team a couple of months ago. Most members were there before I was. It took me a couple of weeks to earn the trust of my team but I was helped by ...
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9answers
13k views

Candidate talks over me during interview

I'm not an HR person at all, but today I interviewed one candidate who applied for the role of senior embedded software engineer. Indeed, I'm an embedded software engineer, and for 50% of my time I ...
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5answers
3k views

Teammates are actively ignoring my work, what should I do?

Foreword: some specifics are related to software development, but this is a workplace problem, so I believe it belongs here. I'm the only junior developer in a team of senior mobile developers, ...
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5answers
2k views

Dealing with a overconfident new graduate at work

I just joined this new company as Principal level dev and I am building a product service where I need to work with a new graduate who just joined as Program Manager in another team. While we have ...
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9answers
6k views

How Do I Motivate a Junior Developer?

Background I'm a Team Lead for a software development department and about 4 months ago I began aggressively spearheading an internal program to hire and train up junior developers, specifically ...
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4answers
2k views

A new hire is asking tons of questions which takes up a lot of my time

I am trying to create a culture where developers attempt to solve their own problems first before approaching me. Right now, it is the opposite. They come to me as a first resort. Of course, I will ...
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6answers
2k views

Skilled junior employee critical of her seniors

I have a highly talented junior employee in the role of scrum master. She’s outperformed on most tasks and is starting to take on a larger role on the project. As the manager I’ve assigned multiple ...
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9answers
3k views

As a junior, is it inappropriate for my supervisor to expect me to study our stack in my own time?

After coming across this question, I started questioning my knowledge of the software development industry. The top voted answer explains how it is completely unreasonable for the company to ask a ...
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6answers
763 views

What can I do to actually get hired as a developer? [closed]

I am a construction worker that has been learning how to code on my free time for years. I am pretty comfortable with OOP and can build a website from scratch. The problem is I don't have any ...
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3answers
982 views

How to survive as a junior developer in workplace that does not tolerate mistakes?

My friend is a junior at a workplace that requires staff to take 100% responsibility for their work. In practice this means no code reviews. Any errors, mistakes or inefficiencies are to be identified ...
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4answers
1k views

Is it frowned upon to quit a second successive job after only a short amount of time in both positions? [duplicate]

In my career so far, I have had three jobs. My first position, I was a data analyst for a software house. My second position, I was a software developer for another software house, but I stayed for a ...
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3answers
954 views

Company uses my junior subordinate to de-value my position and contribution

This is a company ran by young CEOs, in Thailand. I am Chinese 3rd generation in Thailand. My background were mostly western since the elementary school, university and first software house I worked ...
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5answers
3k views

Junior Developer Feeling Stuck [closed]

I've been working as a Junior Web Developer at a very small company for nearly 1.5 years. I've learned a fair amount and have been able to develop small applications and learn new frameworks and ...
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2answers
763 views

Junior colleague developing animosity when I couldn't offer professional help

There were a few incidents when I had helped my juniors. They had accepted my answers, were happy with the solution that I gave them and everything went on smoothly until one incident. There was a ...
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2answers
612 views

Feeling overwhelmed at work

I was hired at this company about a month and a half ago as a junior programmer. I realize that they were looking for a senior dev, but felt like I could do the position with a little training based ...
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5answers
1k views

How to avoid bad practices of work by employees

Hello I am working in web development. I have the responsibility for execution of a project. I have some juniors that I delegate tasks to them and they do it. This flow seems fine to me. But when I ...
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2answers
837 views

Considering quitting as a junior due to lack of a coach [closed]

I have finished my CS degree this year and got my first real job in IT, if you don’t count an internship and student jobs. Since the beginning, I have been basically the only JS developer, ...
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7answers
1k views

Is it ok to apply for jobs with no intention of going to the interview?

I'm currently a software developer in a junior position. I know people in similar positions to me that have just accepted jobs paying a lot more. I like my current job and have no intention to ...
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3answers
895 views

Are online courses regarded as the equivalent of professional experience?

My background is in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Last year I paid and attended android developer nano-degree by google course. At the end of it I uploaded my capstone project on play ...
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4answers
978 views

Boss asks me to be more “mature”. I'm not sure what he means by that [closed]

I've been working in a small company for a bit over a year. It's my first job straight out of university, so my employer understands I'm inexperienced, yet still they were happy to hire me. I had a 1-...
2
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2answers
707 views

Communicating with a manager who has no programming experience

I am a Jr. Developer working in the healthcare industry. I am currently assigned to build automation tools that download eligibility files. I'll spare you most of the details since they are irrelevant ...
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4answers
638 views

Helping a junior who creates a context before asking for help

My junior colleagues know that I have expertise in certain areas and can help them whenever needed. In fact, there were cases where I was proactive and helped them resolve issues in those areas. ...
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2answers
589 views

As a junior programmer, is it bad to take on a mid-level job if I've been offered one? [closed]

Career track: Competitive algorithm programming in high-school Bachelor’s in Economic Informatics Microsoft Internship Junior Programmer job (6 months) Following a test challenge and a 1:1 ...
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4answers
393 views

How can I more accurately give time scales at work? [closed]

I'm a junior web developer and I've been working on an ongoing website for the last 6 months. Last Friday I went and spoke to the client and he asked me to give time scales for my next section of ...
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1answer
821 views

Negotiating salary for junior position - software dev

I am soon to graduate (one month) and I'm going to have an interview with the HR and the manager of the team (final stage of the recruitment process, I've passed the technical tests) in a cool company....
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3answers
519 views

Can I convince an employer to hire me by demanding lower salary in resume? [duplicate]

I want to a get visa sponsored job and that's the reason why the amount of salary doesn't matter to me for now. So can I use it to convince the employer to hire me? And I want to write it in my resume ...
0
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1answer
661 views

Am I still a junior? [closed]

With the recent leave at firm I work for, I'm not sure if I'm a junior developer anymore. Let me explain. The team is composed of two software developer, two powersystem engineers and the product ...
0
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2answers
237 views

Hate new job and feel overwhelmed

I was hired at this company about 4 month ago as a junior software engineer. Originally I came from a background in physics and also worked as such for years, but I wanted to switch careers. So I ...
0
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2answers
385 views

am I good enough to apply for a junior job? [closed]

I studied programming as a c# developer, we were using ADO.NET and SQL-Server also we studied ASP.NET, I took my degree with a very honorable mark I wrote many freelancing software by my own(all hand ...
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4answers
1k views

Why is it so hard to find a junior developer role?

My background is in electrical and electronic engineering and over the last 1,5 years, I have been playing with Android development. Last June, I completed the Android Developer Nanodegree course by ...
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2answers
592 views

How to cope with unexpected aptitude tests in interviews [closed]

I applied for a junior c# developer position.And they prepared an aptitude test.I got 1 out of 5 questions right. The questions give you a box of a set of numbers with different values in the numbers ...
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2answers
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How do you learn to work in team? [duplicate]

I often think that I should know something already. Sometimes I catch myself thinking that if somebody knows how to do something then he/she could do this by himself and when I ask for everything then ...
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1answer
223 views

should I accept a larger wage reduction for work in related field? [closed]

Setting: I currently work as a junior BI developer. Unfortunately, this contract will not be extended after 1½ years of being here. I'm looking for a job in software development as a junior dev. I ...
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2answers
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Lead engineer is not helpful at all [closed]

I got my first software engineering job little more than half a year ago and I am struggling with our lead engineer. Long story short, he tells me what and when to do things. Most of the emails he ...
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2answers
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Should I teach my interns and Junior Employees? [closed]

I am a self taught Software Developer. According to my job description I have to mentor and teach my Interns and Juniors everything I know in Software Development. There is no problem in mentoring ...
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2answers
1k views

Juniors backstabbed me [closed]

Currently in my new office, there are two juniors under me that both have 1 year of experience. In all my career of 4+ years, I have always helped my juniors. In the case of these two juniors, I have ...
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1answer
1k views

First Interview With The CTO [closed]

I have applied in a growing start-up for junior Software Engineer position, after recruiters screening via skype I was given two tests on codility. Each of which I have completed with 100% ...
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2answers
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What are the responsibilities of a junior developer? [closed]

I would like to ask the following questions. What are the responsibilities of a junior developer? Will he/she be given a task to develop a new project from the start without any supervision? What if ...