Hey everyone! I could use some advice around how to ask for more support at my new role (or if it would be best to look for a new job.)
Some background: I was a teacher for a decade and recently completed a full-stack web development bootcamp. I got a job with a start up, and currently am the only employee with the role of a software engineer. I was extremely upfront about my lack of experience, and asked what kinds of support they would be able to provide. It was kind of surprising how they wanted to hire me, and the ease of the interview process. (Are these red flags?)
Fast forward to a month into the role. I am still the only employee, as no one else has been hired yet. That means the only person I can go to for support is the CTO. Since I am brand new to coding, I have a lot of questions and honestly, feel like I need a lot of support. I also have to manage up a lot, (ie: remind them to send me a work computer 2 weeks in, etc.)
1) I feel uncomfortable asking for more support from my manager/CTO, given he has a lot on his plate.
2) I know I am not qualified for this role (it's not imposter syndrome, I'm definitely not qualified lol). I am so confused, and feel like I don't even know where to start.
Does anyone have advice as to what I should do next, or have experienced something similar? A lot of my family/friends keep telling me to ask for more support, but I don't even know what that looks like in this context.
Thanks so much!