Entry level roles and how to spot them?

Hi everyone,

I’m slowly starting to search for my first front-end developer job. I have been looking on various different jobs posted on LinkedIn and other sites but it’s hard for me to distinguish which jobs are suitable for an entry level candidate. There is tons of jobs out there, however, I’ve seen only a few that would say that they accept entry level candidates. Most of the jobs for junior front end developers highlight that they require at least one year of professional experience, some up to three.

Can anyone who already works as a developer or is interviewing tell me their perspective on these requirements? Should I still apply for these jobs even though I have no commercial experience in coding? Otherwise there is besically no jobs for me to apply for. I live in a big city so it’s not the number of jobs that is an issue, but looks like there is a very limited number of entry level positions.

I would appreciate if you could share your thoughts and experience.

Thank you,
Anna

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Apply for any job that you think you could do, regardless of the company’s wishlist “requirements” for years of experience, education, etc. If you think you are able to do the job, that is what matters. It’s the company’s job to sort through the candidates. Leave it to them. Don’t disqualify yourself for them by not applying. If you have a great portfolio with killer projects, they are less likely to care that you are short on experience.

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Thank you, that makes me feel way better!

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You’re welcome. Also, you may be able to find local businesses that don’t have websites and ask if you can build them one for free. Then put that stuff on your resume.

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I have heard about this approach many times, but I’m still afraid to send my CV to prestigious companies. How to fight this fear?

@Tushyt The only way to fight the fear of anything is to do that thing. Why be afraid to send your resume? What’s the worst that could happen? They say no? or they don’t respond at all? So what? Apply, move on and keep applying to other jobs.

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Junior/Entry level positions are usually going to say something like “1-3 years” under “experience”. That isn’t quite the same as requiring all candidates to have worked for a year.

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@AnnaxT I think I’m in the same boat as you with entry level job experience. But like @lepros said, don’t be scared to apply.

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Entry-level jobs are jobs that need tokenish skilled work expertise associated open the door to larger, work-related opportunities. These positions typically mean that the leader is searching for a young professional who has therefore previous experience love a spot below their belt, however not essentially somebody who has any regular experience.

professional Tip: though having an important internship experience is great, it’s not a substitute for full-time experience so you won’t be able to bypass entry-level roles even though you’ve interned throughout some time in college.

a way to determine entry-level jobs
Most entry-level jobs have marked that approach in job descriptions and have titles that begin with something from assistant to associate. once exploring through listings, you’ll seemingly come upon the subsequent sorts of entry-level jobs:

“Degree not need” entry-level jobs

These are jobs that don’t require a school degree or a lot of (if any) previous experience. Typical jobs during this class embody roles in hospitality, retail and bound body positions. Since these jobs don’t require a college education, candidates with a bachelor’s degree might usually be unnoted as a result of employers are likely to contemplate them overqualified.

True entry-level jobs

several employers still contemplate entry-level jobs to be simply that. You’ll want an associate undergrad degree and maybe a spot or 2 below your belt so as to be thought of for these positions. These sorts of jobs are the foremost common entry-level jobs and you’re seeming to return across them in fields like finance, consulting, promoting, and healthcare.

“Professional expertise required” entry-level jobs

These types of entry-level jobs are less common however you’re still likely to come across them throughout your job search. though they will be tagged “entry-level,” they’d be higher outlined as an entry- to mid-level jobs since they expect you to possess 1-3 years of full-time, skilled experience. You’re seeming to encounter these roles at smaller firms that are in operation below tighter budgets however still attempting to draw in proficient willdidates.

Reading between the lines can assist you to save valuable time throughout your job search by supplying you with a transparent sense of the roles you’re qualified for and people wherever you’re likely to earn the very best remuneration together with your qualifications.

What are you able to expect from an entry-level job?
One of the hallmarks of entry-level jobs is that they provide valuable coaching and experience. this implies that you simply will usually be exposed to several aspects of your chosen trade whereas conjointly being asked to figure on tasks which will assist you learn additional regarding the position and therefore the field. though a number of these tasks could be mundane, many are going to be exciting, giving you the possibility to expand your ability set and learn the maximum amount as potential on the way.

Entry-level jobs are an excellent starting line for your career. With the correct skills and touch of research, you’re guaranteed to land employment in your field in no time.

Thank You.

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