Having been around for many years, I've been in that position in a different profession. There are many ways around this, but one of the most common is to hire on as an underling, if possible. In this fashion, one gets the added schooling of the more advanced seniors in that department, and eventually reaches that advanced level himself/herself. There are other ways, of course, but unfortunately, too many to list in one post. It's good to keep in mind that the "experienced" developer (or experienced anything) has had a beginner's level start somewhere.
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