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What is path dependence?

However, spamming fifty applications a week is also not great. Beyond the demotivating, soul-sucking aspect of this, blindly taking the first job that comes along can be harmful. Your first dev job will help you build expertise and reputation for your next job. If you end up hating your first job, you may find it a lot harder to get onto a different career track. This is called path dependence. If you’re trying to change careers, you have likely already felt this pain.

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