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Why 2024 Sucks for Junior Dev Applicants

I wouldn’t say mentoring, but for the past year or so I’ve been giving my fair share of advice and guidance to coding boot camp new grads on how to get hired for junior dev positions. Most of them were already half-way there. They had a working web app that they’d built in camp, and a solid resume that featured their skill set. All I had to do was get them to send out more applications, follow up on more companies, boost their confidence for interviews, and they’d have a foot in the door.

For 2024 though there’s just one little problem: there are no doors.

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Idle Games Butchered My Focus

Any of you remember cookie clickers?

Cookie clicker

Here’s a refresher for how the game works:

Each time you click, you get a cookie. The more you click, the more cookies you have. The more cookies you have, the more you’re winning (not at life, but winning is winning). Cookies are a form of currency in this game and with enough hard-earned cookies, you can actually purchase automated workers the baking (clicking) for you!

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Markdown Syntax Guide

This article offers a sample of basic Markdown syntax that can be used in Hugo content files, also it shows whether basic HTML elements are decorated with CSS in a Hugo theme.

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