Advice from a Junior Developer Career Coach

JAN 25, 202234 MIN
The Scrimba Podcast

Advice from a Junior Developer Career Coach

JAN 25, 202234 MIN


🎙 About the episode

Anna is well-regarded as the Opera singer who turned into a Developer! Before serenading the masses, Anna was a marketer and code-tinkerer. This concoction of marketing know-how, work experience, and an inclination to solve problems enabled Anna to find work as a Junior Developer in the wake of the pandemic in record time. Aside from working full-time, Anna also coaches Junior Developers on her YouTube channel, Twitter, and around the web. In this episode, we peel back the curtain to learn Anna’s streamlined advice for new programmers looking to find their success as a Junior.

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⏰ Timestamps

  • Introduction (0:00)
  • From opera singer to developer (01:01)
  • How long does it take to become a developer? (03:36)
  • Born programmer vs. made programmer (07:23)
  • 9 Belbin Team Roles (12:32)
  • Coding in a team and how it differs from solo work (13:30)
  • Answering “what is your biggest weakness?” (16:02)
  • Remember: Rejection is redirection (17:08)
  • How Anna found success as a Junior quicker than she anticipated (18:51)
  • Pitching yourself like a pro (23:46)
  • It’s not enough to be the best coder, sorry! (28:17)
  • Dissecting Anna’s winning video (29:44)
  • Quick-fire questions (30:28)

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