One of the hardest parts of starting a new career is the eventuality that you’ll have to interview with a new company at some point. While this process is rarely a pleasant experience, it becomes especially daunting for the rookie developer trying to find that first job where you break into the “real world” of software development. I recently went through a few interviews and wanted to share one of my experiences.
One of the biggest “catch-22’s” in the junior developer world is the problem of finding a company that will hire you with very little on-the-job experience. Most companies are asking for 1-2 years experience for junior/entry-level positions which can feel unfair when you first get out of your code school or boot camp. How are you supposed to find a job to get that experience if everyone wants you to already have the experience?