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What do companies like Uber, Facebook, AirBnB, Netflix, Instagram and Amazon have in common? Other than being great companies to work, for they all use React in their tech stacks

In one of our previous blogs, we discussed how React is one of the most in-demand tech skills and the salary React developers can expect in five of the top tech hubs around the world. Today, we bring to you more about what you can expect as an entry-level or junior React developer.

Is React Really Worth the Hype? 

React is far too widely accepted and adopted to be deemed as a fad. With approximately 9,000 companies — including some of the biggest tech giants — using React framework in their tech stacks, it’s safe to say that React is worth the hype and your time.

The relevance of adopting the React framework is no longer even a question. We  don’t live in a world of old fashioned websites This is an era of web apps. You need to learn a framework and considering the way React is completely transforming Front-End Development, you might want to give this a shot.

How to Get a Job as a Junior React Developer?

As an entry-level React developer, one challenge that you might face when  getting a job in the field is  figuring  out if your skills are good enough. For the same reason, it is always a good idea to have a React portfolio to showcase your skills.

Also know that being a junior React developer doesn’t require you to only know React but also possess other relevant skills:

  • Communication Skills
  • Social Skills
  • Other Technical Skills like CSS, SASS, LESS, HTML, Node or PHP

As a junior React developer, your attitude towards the job matters more than your experience. So try to showcase your passion towards technology and learning during the interview.

How Can You Learn React?

Learning any technology requires theoretical and practical knowledge. Many times, we have seen young aspiring developers asking questions like ‘how much time will it take to learn React to get that job’.  This isn’t the right thing to pursue. Know that learning is an ongoing process.

It would be good to begin by learning the fundamentals of React framework. An experience in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript always comes handy if you want to make your career in this field. 

Top it up with our React Developer Nanodegree program which can help you master this powerful UI library from Facebook and you are all set to ace that job interview.

In about four months (if you invest 10 hours/ week), you will learn how to build declarative user interfaces for the web with React, and for iOS and Android with React Native. You’ll also learn how to manage state more predictably in your applications with Redux. All of this comes with a portfolio of projects you can easily showcase during your interviews.

Don’t wait! Start your career as a React Developer today.

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Ritika Pradhan
Ritika Pradhan
Ritika is the Content Manager at Udacity and is passionate about bringing inspirational student stories to light. When not talking to the amazing Udacity students, she can be found reading an article or watching a video on the internet.