This is an important topic that I feel like should be talked about and discussed at every level but more so for the entry-level or junior roles.
I started my tech journey not too long ago and I've come very far and achieved a lot of things I never thought in a million years that I would which I am incredibly proud of and happy.
When it comes to actually applying for a job, getting an interview or even further down in the hiring process, it hasn't been easy. In fact, it's made me question my whole tech journey a few times.
Searching for a job is a job in itself, combine that with entry-level or junior roles that don't come often and those that do are asking for 1-2 years of experience and you start to wonder whether you'll ever get your foot into the door. It's incredibly disheartening and as someone who suffers from anxiety, it just adds fuel to the firepits of anxiety.
I know that it's just a reality of the industry but for me, I don't 100% agree or accept it. It shouldn't be. It shouldn't be the case that entry-level jobs require you 1-2 years of experience and to know a bunch of languages and they pay you like £15k to £18k only as well.
I'm writing this cause I want others to share how hard it's been on them, how have they coped with their journey and what's made them continue to stick it out? I think by sharing our stories, worries and fears, we can move forward, really progress and make a huge difference to this industry!