[LRUG] [JOBS] Junior Ruby Dev (Advice?)
ali at happybearsoftware.com
Fri Jun 19 02:56:34 PDT 2015
*> any job I go for which is primarily Ruby based is going to either a)
have a wealth of people who do have commercial Ruby experience and so pass
I can't comment on the rest of your email but trust me, a wealth of people
with Ruby experience is a problem* literally no one* has.
On Fri, Jun 19, 2015 at 10:52 AM, Kevin Fullerton <
lrug at kenwa-solutions.co.uk> wrote:
> On a similar (slightly related) note, what are the best options for those
> of us that have more commitments and more experience outside of Ruby who
> would like to move into a more Ruby based role?
> Case in point, I've been working as a developer mainly in Microsoft
> technologies (started out with VB3, moved with VB through to VB6 until .NET
> and have done primarily C# since) and have a wealth of experience doing
> development, support around many more niche products (Windows thick-client
> CRM apps for example) and wife + children means after work I don't get the
> chance I'd necessarily require to build an impressive portfolio of
> Ruby/Rails projects on GitHub to show what level I'm at in that regard.
> I've started applying for Ruby based jobs but the fear I have is due to my
> length of service/speciality so far commercially, any job I go for which is
> primarily Ruby based is going to either a) have a wealth of people who do
> have commercial Ruby experience and so pass me over or b) be offering a
> salary far below what I currently earn as I'd need to go in at a more
> junior level (which if it was just me I would have no issues with to get a
> chance to learn and prove the skills I have, however I have a wife +
> children to support as well)
> Case in p
> On 2015-06-18 22:33, amscott at openmailbox.org wrote:
>> Dear LRUG,
>> A few months ago I posted here looking for job postings for a Junior
>> developer role. As a result of the replies, I ended up having a few
>> interviews with a few good companies, who liked me, thought I had
>> potential, but were dissuaded by my lack of commercial experience.
>> Those companies told me reapply in due course once I had the
>> prerequisite experience. Having worked on a startup of my own, and
>> having an 80 hour a week work ethic, I felt obviously that I would be
>> able to make up the shortfall caused by this.
>> Basically what I'm asking is are there any roles for people without
>> commercial experience, but who are prepared to put the work in? My
>> Github shows that I am industrious and don't necessarily need my hand
>> held to the same extent as others. Any advice on this front would be
>> much appreciated.
>> Many thanks,
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