I really enjoy chatting with people starting a journey into tech; hearing about their challenges, successes, struggles, worries, etc.
It really illustrates the barriers present when starting a career.
Some of these are inherent and part of the nature of learning anything new. Learning is a challenge. Developing a new skill set is not easy, and learning to apply it in the real world even less so.
However, there are some barriers which, I believe, are largely due to a flawed system, and I think are easy to lose sight of once you’re past them (or never encountered at all)