Ben Crump in  
Software Engineer  

Assistance / advice to a beginner.

Hey everyone, thanks for having me and taking the time to read this.

I have recently started some coding / development work. I work full time as a residential conveyancer but have decided over the last year it isn't for me. **FAST FORWARD 3 months ** I started understanding the basics of HTML/CSS/JS and have had an interview with my current employer about a junior app support role using C#, .NET. I think I have a good chance of getting the job but want to try and understand what could be expected of me and whether anyone else has re-trained and  how they found the adjustment in the working environment? I've not made any serious projects or anything as of yet, but from what I have done/learned about, I've enjoyed it! Sorry for the rambling on :) Hope to hear from you soon!

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madscienceSoftware Engineer  
First off, congrats! Breaking into a technical role from a non-technical background is always tough to do, so hopefully this ends up being a good opportunity. I have a lot of colleagues who have made that transition as well and the biggest adjustment they made was just thinking like a tech person. Being data-oriented and making data-driven decisions, while it sounds like common sense, can be weird for people making that switch.
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CrumpBenSoftware Engineer  
Thank you! Thats definitely something I’m going to try and hone in on, as right now it’s more practical thinking for certain scenarios within my current job. I should find out by the end of this week, but I’m pretty certain I’ve got it. Thankfully they’re aware of my lack of knowledge on their techstack and C# but I do have the company and field knowledge, which I think has been a big consideration. One of the biggest things I said to them was what I’ve learned so far has been after a 10 hour shift when I study for an hour, imagine what I could do when I’m surrounded by it 24/7, haha. Anyway, thank you for your advice!

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