Will previous work experience help when switching to another language?

Hi.
Worked with vanilla PHP and JavaScript for 8 years and 4 in SAP UI5. Hoping to work with maybe REACT JS. How much more practice and will my previous work experience help me find a non-entry level remote job?

Hello!

Your experience in these popular languages will for sure help you. The current market is first and foremost difficult for junior developers. With 8 years on the job you are already seen as a senior by some companies.

Make sure your resume reflects and documents your work history.

Best of luck on your search.

Changing languages and/or frameworks is common. The core skills will make those changes much easier. Added to that, React is JavaScript so it’s not even changing languages.