When I was hired, the hiring manager said they were debating between mid-level and entry-level for me, but decided to go with the more conservative approach since I don’t know the tech stack here. How can I quickly show my technical skills despite not knowing the stack?
For someone who doesn’t know the tech stack at my company (and especially if they’re entry-level), my expectation is not that they ship a lot of code immediately. Instead, I think the fastest way to impress the team is by going above and beyond in the “mundane” tasks that you are given when starting out. Another way of phrasing it: “care more about the details than other people”.
A few tactical ways to do this:
If a new person on the team did this, they’d quickly win over my trust.