Junior in IT – this notion is very broad. One started working in an IT company for the first time after University, another decided to master a new stack of technologies, and the third radically changed the field of activity and came into development from a completely different specialty. All three options are united by one thing: in one sense or another, a person is a junior, and he needs to learn everything as quickly as possible. Today we are telling you what to do if this is your case.

Getting rid of stereotypes

This is especially important if your first steps are not in the technology stack, but in the field itself. There are quite a lot of myths about the profession of a programmer, and it is worth parting with at least most of them. Here are the most common ones:

"programmers make millions." IT-sphere is really one of the most profitable and rapidly developing in the labor market, but in reality, the salaries of newcomers and trainees in a software development company in Russia range from 200-500 dollars in the regions to 800-2500 thousand rubles in Moscow and St. Petersburg;

"I will only program." Another common misconception. Our experience at WebSailors shows, when working on each task, writing code takes on average less than half of the working time - everything else is spent on code review, testing, documentation, communication with the client, etc. In Other words, you need to learn not only to program;

"you can become a Senior very quickly." It is quite difficult to give an objective assessment of the level of your work on your own. Usually, this can only be done by a more experienced developer or a competent manager. But the fact is that each IT company has its own scale of assessment of competencies, and the vision of Junior/Middle/Senior skills in one organization rarely coincides with other points of view.

You can only know one thing for sure: senior is the highest professional level of a developer, which requires deep knowledge in several technology stacks at once, experience in both the frontend and backend, and at least several serious successful commercial projects in the asset over the past years.

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