[LRUG] Juniors

Evgeny Shadchnev evgeny.shadchnev at gmail.com
Wed May 21 06:54:34 PDT 2014

Hi Thayer,

Ironically, bringing a junior developer up to speed often takes time of
someone more experienced, which really is a problem given that most
companies are short of experienced devs. So they aren't ready to take a
short-term hit of training up a junior developer until they're big.

Another problem is the perception: many companies that haven't worked with
good juniors assume that junior devs aren't worth interviewing. When we
started Makers Academy, our biggest problem was not that our grads weren't
passing the interviews (they were) but that it was hard to arrange the
interview in the first place. Often once a company hires one good junior,
they are much more predisposed towards hiring more juniors.

On Wed, May 21, 2014 at 2:22 PM, Thayer Prime <thayer at team-prime.com> wrote:

> I often come across juniors in my work (few a month), and almost none
> of my clients ever want junior ruby developers, I get like 1-2 junior
> roles in a team once or twice a year, sadly. And even then they're
> often "juniors" that must have 2 years exp and a PHD and and and ;-)
> If any of you ever do want juniors (and I mean 0-1 years experience
> types), drop me a line. If I have any at the time you're welcome to
> them free of charge as I'd really like to help more juniors get into
> our industry.
> Seems strange that there's so much talk about skills shortages and yet
> not many companies seem prepared to train their own. *shrug*
> Thayer
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