First job interview - Front end developer
Hello. First off, this is a great forum. I wish I had found this site sooner; it seems like a great community.
I recently decided to pursue this work as a full time career. I recognize that my lack of experience actually working on a team could be a hurdle to me getting a job so I have been searching for entry-level (or even unpaid apprenticeships to help build my experience). I just got a call back for an entry-level paid front-end developer job and an interview is scheduled for next week.
I was hoping for some advice on what I might expect going into this being someone who is comfortable with the code but so new to actually working on a team and actually interviewing for this type of job. I'm very good with people and have interviewed for many other jobs, but not for technical work, so naturally I am very apprehensive about my qualifications. Any thoughts or warnings would be fantastic.
Stress your strong points and never lie about your weak points (though you don't have to bring them up yourself). You can get a lot of bonus points for appearing eager, easy to get along with, honest, and willing (and able) to learn. You can lose as many points by claiming to have a skill that a few deeper questions show that, in fact, you don't. Good web developers are in-demand now (at least in the right market areas), so don't sell yourself too short.
Hey, thanks for your thoughts. I don't have many public examples of my work for them to see but I am quite eager to get good at developing on a team. Do you have any examples of interview questions that might pop up? It's for a medium-size firm that does marketing and market research for large companies.
Originally Posted by transpar3nt
Oh, and if you'll be involved in the artistic side of things (graphic design and so forth), I'm pretty much the last person to ask.
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