Career tips for beginner developers #Developers @GitHub
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Sometimes the physical act of starting can be the biggest obstacle in the way of reaching any goal. If you’re a beginner developer or just starting out in your career, you may feel overwhelmed with all the advice floating around. You might also have a fear of learning the wrong programming language (spoiler: not really a thing), intimidated by coding exams, or nervous about engaging in social media discussions.
While all of these feelings are natural, there are several ways you can overcome them. We sat down with Rizel Scarlett from our Developer Relations Team to get her advice based on her own experience.
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