Hi @the2bears, thank for sharing the story. I feel like I'm probably still in the "wasn't quite good enough" stage of the journey, but I've picked up a few side projects to sharpen my skills. A lot of it is probably a waiting/learning game for me right now. 🙂
How did you find it when you started applying for jobs before you were "good enough". Did you find employers wanted evidence of bigger projects, or was it more a question of being able to demonstrate competence (e.g. technical questions and competence testing)?
@markgdawson, it was all the latter. Most of the Clojure positions I applied for had small assignments to complete up front. All had Clojure coding during the interviews.
Mm non polyglot companies are quite rare imho
Unless they are new startups that started straight away all in with Clojure, I doubt there are many and they will still probably use python for data related tasks
Any older company most likely has legacy code in half a dozen language that still needs to be maintained
sure, but then they want to have Clojure and Python developers not 2in1. Sure you can know both, but they care about experts.
At least it is my experience
and for sure years of experience in 1 language matter
that is why I stick with Clojure