After being Hired - Impostor Syndrome - What can I do to prepare and study?

So I got a new job.

However, it’s a contract to hire and i’m worried I won’t be good enough to perform during work! It’s my first one and it’s not a junior/entry level position.
Which they know, and they said I’ll be doing Python and JavaScript!

If you guys have anything I can study or read articles, please send them my way! Everything I need to know in being top-class coder / co-worker! If there are basic/advanced 101 things to know about Python/JavaScript! Those would be greatly appreciated too.

Background:
I did the python courses we have online and know a basic amount of pep8 convention!
I made couple react projects, don’t know too much about testing/ convention with that.

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Congrats on the new job!

Imposter syndrome is the worst and I totally understand how it makes you want to get better, quick. I used to feel the same way when I started my first full time job.

My advice to you would be to put a lot of your effort into learning on the job. You can study and prepare as much has you want beforehand, and it will help somewhat, but a lot of the industry tricks and trades you learn from your own experiences. The important thing is that you pay attention to the mistakes you make and learn from them. What helped me a lot is taking notes on the things that my coworkers would take time to teach me or point out to me. That way I could always refer to it in the future and make sure not to make the same mistakes again.

I think you’ve done a lot of great prep already by utilizing the Pathrise perks. The most you can do is keep watching videos or taking online courses to help you build a good foundation. Working on some small projects here and there will also help a lot. Especially if you know what Javascript frameworks and Python tools your company will be using.

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Hope this helps!

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