A lot of times junior positions aren’t advertised as well. And a lot of times job qualifications in job ads are just wish lists.
There is a false hope shown in industry regarding this, the IT industry is showing “oh year, the market is hot right now”.
Right, but that’s just a measure of the ratio of jobs to applicants - that is not “false hope”, that is an observation.
It is very, very, very hard to get that first job. Yes, a lot of blogs, bootcamps, etc., play that down and act like it is easy. No, it isn’t. The second job is very often relatively easy, but the first one is almost always extremely difficult to get.
I need a job, so I daily read the J.D. and they are not for junior positions.
I don’t know what “the J.D.” is so I can’t comment on it. But as said, places tend to not advertise junior positions as much, and when they do, they often seem inflated to the uninitiated. But there is going to be something there. Apply for anything even close. Reach out and meet people, hook up on linkedin, find a way.