Imagine that you have just left the university, where you had gone through thick and thin.
You are holding a diploma, and there is a labor market around you. And all the doors are open. And now here you are going home elated to compose a CV.
This is how it was with me too. I am very glad that my CV has gone through many incarnations, but there is one thing, that I can not understand: why young developers have to specify a particular place that they claim for?
I think, there is no need to explain, that our students do not see themselves in any particular position after the university. Neither do I.
We were promoted with the passion for engineering, with the passion for the very idea of software development. We were shown how the variety of sciences runs like a scarlet thread through our young discipline. Long story short, our education is too general.
And how I can write in the application form “Junior PHP Developer”, with such a general education? Every time I do this, I think that I pronounce a sentence on myself. Will I stay a “PHP Developer” forever? No matter what, Junior, Middle, even if the God of PHP – it does not save me from the routine of tasks and unsatisfied desire to learn new things and work for the interest and for a good cause, not just for the money.
I think our HRs are unfair to young developers. “Junior Developer” – sounds a lot better and having a strong theoretical base, student can find himself in any field of activity. And the task of an employer is to find this area, to find a suitable duty for each his or her employee.
I do not like to write, “Some-kind-of Developer”. We all are engineers. Prehaps, not the best of the best ones, but the engineers with diplomas. But still in the first place, we (me as well) are creative people.
I would like to stay a creative person forever and ever.