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If you're new to the industry, then my advice would be a combination of the following...

• Try and find evidence that the company you'd be working for has someone highly technically competent. I suggest that your #1 priority if you're early in your career is finding a good mentor. Be humble and try and absorb everything you can from them. It will save you years of learning.

• Bear in mind there are (at least) two reasons behind hiring. Sometimes companies just need someone's butt on a seat in order to get some stuff done, to lighten the burden on their team. They hire a junior hoping that they'll get up to scratch soon and then be able to churn through some similar work. This is the most common. Sometimes companies want more junior staff because they find to find someone to invest in for longer term benefit. Which this is, well that's out of your control. But I put it to you that the latter is by far the most beneficial to you personally. Try and quiz the company in interviews regarding the history of the work the department has done, where it's going, why this position has come up etc. to try and figure out which of these you're looking at.

I'd recommend focussing on those, and less on the actual techs involved. Technologies change very frequently, and if you're joining this industry, you'll find they continue to change, so being tied to something specific is a risk. I put all my eggs in the Silverlight basket for example. Didn't work out so well, so had to almost start fresh a few years into my career.

Keep the attitude of a student throughout your career. You're never done learning, and always try to improve.

Best of luck.
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