Yeah, companies will throw random requirements on a page, but you don’t need to meet every single one to apply. (Just as true for non-entry-level jobs.)
This is the same for basically all job adverts: an advert is a [possibly incorrect, especially if written by a recruiter] list of nice-to-haves. Edit: yes is the answer to the questions.
@DanCouper That’s good to hear. Also, what’s weird is that I also see job postings from two different companies but the advert is just copied and pasted from another advert.
Eli gives the best advice:
Rule of thumb, know roughly 60% of ask
Ah, welcome to the wonderful world of lazy recruitment consultants!
Did you come from CS or software engineering? If so, look on udemy, pick a course that looks interesting and develop a tangible app. Though of course the fcc projects are an excellent start, I’d apply to everything.
Usually, though sadly not always, a modicum of effort to show you can adapt to the languages, along with a cs degree will get you hired. For the rest of us with no cs degree, we need both experience and a good portfolio. With no experience, a great portfolio.
Companies put their whole stack in the job advert. Although this looks daunting, it’s actually quite helpful, because it allows you to judge if you would make a good fit.
The good news is this: no reasonable company will expect a junior developer to work fluently on front and back end. Most development is done in teams and most developers will specialise in front end, back end, or dev-ops. So if you have all the front end stuff, don’t worry too much about the rest. Any relevant experience you do have on the back end will be a bonus.
Teams need specialists.