jobs-discuss

Job hunting, interview process and anything related to the experience of a job writing the Clojure language.
markgdawson 2020-02-22T14:06:17.055800Z

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. 🙂

markgdawson 2020-02-22T14:08:46.056Z

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)?

the2bears 2020-02-22T17:27:55.000700Z

@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.

2020-02-22T18:44:57.001100Z

Mm non polyglot companies are quite rare imho

2020-02-22T18:45:51.001300Z

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

2020-02-22T18:46:56.001500Z

Any older company most likely has legacy code in half a dozen language that still needs to be maintained

kwladyka 2020-02-22T19:03:38.001700Z

sure, but then they want to have Clojure and Python developers not 2in1. Sure you can know both, but they care about experts.

kwladyka 2020-02-22T19:03:43.001900Z

At least it is my experience

kwladyka 2020-02-22T19:03:56.002100Z

and for sure years of experience in 1 language matter

kwladyka 2020-02-22T19:04:24.002300Z

that is why I stick with Clojure