If you think the hunt for a Junior React position is terrible...

... wait until you start your first job. You might be in for the real treat judging from this post on Reddit:

"Every job that I've started I never had any formal onboarding process. It usually consists of me trying to get the repo setup on my computer, configuring all the tooling myself and then start learning the code base."

That's bad enough if you have a couple of years of professional experience. But at your first job...

Don't get me wrong, you might get lucky and have a nice onboarding experience with great (up-to-date) documentation and mentors at your side.

But the "sink-or-swim" approach seems to be widespread. After all, in most countries a company can give you a test spin during the probationary period. If you don't learn to swim it's time to say goodbye. The company didn't lose anything as they didn't invest many resources. And the next entry-level candidate is already lined up. 🤷

TL;DR: It's already hard enough to get a job interview. It's even harder to pass it and get an offer. And then you have to keep the job.

The good news: Your second time going through an onboarding will be much easier. Many of the tools, the processes, the techniques are transferable. Whatever you learned the first time will be of tremendous help the next time. But still, there's this first time.

Exactly that is the motivation behind this email course. The goal is that you learn some of the things you experience on the first job. Upfront.

Everything you learn here can help you in each step of the process:

  • to get a job interview
  • to pass the interview and
  • to have an easier time during the onboarding.

So with this course, you increase the likelihood that you get a job and keep it. You'll learn many things that other Junior developers don't know. And that will let you stand out and become a productive team member quickly.

At the same time, I know you have a lot to learn already. And I don't want to put more unnecessary weight on your shoulders. So throughout this course, we focus on the important stuff. Not the shiny new library that's currently hyped on Twitter (and not used in 99% of production apps). But the tools and techniques that are mentioned in job ads, asked about in interviews, and used in many real-world jobs.