This may be sacrilege because this site is dedicated to FE/FS dev languages with an emphasis on non-relational dB’s, but I am seeking advice on getting a junior (relational) database developer job.
Some history: I enrolled in a program in January in the hopes of building on my FE skills, but I soon learned that the evening instructor specialized in cyber security and that the front-end teacher only taught during the day (I work during the day). For the first two weeks the night instructor tried to push me in the direction of cyber security, but I convinced him I wasn’t interested in pursuing it. The second field he knows and has worked in was managing databases, so he suggested that.
At first, I thought about leaving the program even though it was fully paid for by my state, because I really wanted to learn FE languages. But I am now prepping for my MCSA SQL Server exam and really enjoying learning about databases. I know most people on here are students looking for FE/FS dev jobs, but I am hoping there is someone out there who has or currently works with relational databases.
How do I go about getting a junior dev job?
What skills does/did your company look for?
What project, if any could or should I create to show I know how to work with data using T-SQL?
What other resources (books, websites, etc) could you recommend for skill building and/or professional development?
Thanks to anyone who can help!