Question: How Do You Get Enough Experience to Apply for Programming Jobs?


I have been watching you for over three years and your videos are great! I do however have a problem with the IT field, particularly with software development. I graduated as a programmer from a community college but found it difficult to find a job as a developer. If I were to look for a C# role, I would find experience for C# but also a number of other languages or experience needed in technologies that I haven’t heard of. It seems to be like as a developer I need to know 20 different things just to be qualified as a developer for a particular language. Because of this I haven’t been able to apply to any of the jobs because I don’t have experience with certain technologies and as a result I have been working as a help desk analyst since I meet the requirements for that role as and IT guy who learned things as time went by. Why is this the case and how do tackle this issue in order to start my career as a developer?

-Anon

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13 thoughts on “Question: How Do You Get Enough Experience to Apply for Programming Jobs?”

  1. I've been programing since I was 15, I program professionally for 5 years now, graduated, and I can't make it in interviews. I'm finding out that the problem is Honesty. I say "I'm not very good with CSS, but I can do it", so the interviewer thinks I suck with CSS, because he apparently thinks 1) that he is good with it (which he's, most likely, not) and 2) they're already thinking you're lying through your teeth to get the job, so if you say you're bad, they'll think you're pumping it up, so you probably don't know css at all. Rule of thumb: don't be honest.

  2. My only criticism is that programming != IT. (Note I'm not sure if this is the same in non American countries though)

  3. Hey man, this video literally changed my view on how the game works. Being a student learning programming, I was scared of applying for jobs because of the requirements. Thanks to you that fear is completely eradicated.

  4. I have 3-4 years experience in Python. However, it seems hard to find jobs for Python (for me at least).

  5. I hate highschool, I want to go to university and learn more programming Programming for ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  6. So when I see "NEEDS SQL" in 80% of software developed job ads, it's all bulshit, I don't need SQL knowledge?

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