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Looking for your first developer role? Don’t mess it up. Read my tips.

Pick your role

Decide what role you want to apply for: backend, frontend, or full-stack. Pick one. Even if you are a beginner and could easily be molded into any of these roles, you still have to choose your starting point.

Once you decide, everything you do next must take into account the role you picked. You can’t apply to a frontend developer role and have your resume highlighting all your backend and DevOps skills. You can, but you’d be stretching yourself thin.

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Not all employees should be freed

So I was browsing twitter and stumbled upon this quote that was so well written it prompted me to read a resume of the book it was taken from. I’m lazy, and I know that most books beat the same dead horse in their category, so I read summaries instead and only buy if the angle is different.

Anyway, I read the summary, and somewhere near the end was a part saying that “companies should ditch job descriptions and set their employees free” – the motivation being that job descriptions are too restrictive and harm our creativity.

Sounds inspiring. Of course, it does. We want to feel free. But do we all want that? Is everyone enjoying playing by no rules? I disagree.

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TailwindCSS will eventually fail if something doesn’t change

I’ve been a TailwindCSS user since day one. It was a hard no at first (as it still is for most people), but I gave it a try anyway because it was something built by Adam Wathan. It just goes to show how valuable is the trust you are building with your audience.

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