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1answer
163 views

What is VMWare experience? [closed]

Recently a job posting asked for VMWARE experience. I dont have have experience in VMWARE and after looking on google, VMWARE seems to be a company that makes a lot of products. I was expecting it to ...
8
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3answers
434 views

Does the expansion of new technologies cause a perceived shortage of skill? [closed]

Systems programming and desktop application development is a well established field. In recent years, web and mobile development have shown rapid expansion. As a software engineer I understand that ...
2
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1answer
261 views

Bridging the Gap from Amateur to Hirable [duplicate]

I'm going to ask this question knowing that I risk it being closed for being like some other questions that have been asked in the past. I have read them, I promise. example here: Bridging the gap ...
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6answers
3k views

Do people who get paid to write code but score low on the “programmer competency matrix” have an ethical duty to find a different kind of job?

People advise me to "find a job doing something that you are good at", but the truth is that I don't believe I am good with anything other than just writing code. I don't think that I can design or ...
8
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3answers
458 views

Can working exclusively with niche apps or tech hurt your career in software development? How to get out of the cycle? [closed]

I'm finding myself in a bit of a pickle. I've been at a pretty comfortable IT group for almost a decade. I got my start here working on web development, mostly CRUD, but have demonstrated the ability ...
7
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4answers
912 views

Crappy school, what to do? [closed]

I started programming fairly late. I am 24 years old and about to graduate from a local public university with a really poorly designed curriculum and teachers. Most of the work felt like busy work, ...
11
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4answers
2k views

Too much to learn, dealing with overwhelming varieties of technologies [closed]

I am about to graduate, and I am already working as a web developer in our library IT department. When I look at job postings I am absolutely overwhelmed by the sheer variety of technologies out ...
1
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5answers
481 views

How do I prove I'm a capable full-time hire after 3 years of a CS degree & lots of summer experience? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I let prospective employers know I'm a great developer? I'm in kind of a strange predicament. There have been family ramifications that I've had to leave ...
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11answers
7k views

Software engineer, already in late thirties, would I have trouble finding a new position? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is ageism in software development based on anything other than bias? I have been a software engineer in the U.S for about 10 years now and I am already in my late ...
1
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1answer
375 views

What do you want to see in a job offer? [closed]

Which information do you want to see in a job offer for programmers? In which order? What are the most important points for you?
2
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13answers
1k views

Are Business Majors considered for Programming Jobs?

Are business majors like Marketing relevant for programming jobs. Do employers even consider business degree holders as potential candidates? Let's say, if all I had was a business degree, should I be ...
1
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3answers
909 views

How to be hired as a remote programmer abroad and not to be an entrepreneur?

The question is quite interesting as for me because I watched jobs adds and mostly they all: A) Require being located the same country a vacancy is B) Employers don't want to hire foreign ...
7
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9answers
2k views

What is the difference between being an IT in investment bank and a professional IT company?

Suppose there are two positions: IT in investment bank: developer for the infrastructure or the platform a famous IT company: embedded developer, linux As far as I understand, since in the ...
12
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6answers
847 views

Should fresh grads join startups keeping in mind the future? [closed]

I'll graduate next year and the campus drive has secured me a couple of jobs with what we call the "big" companies. But I had approached a startup recently as I really liked their projects and am also ...
0
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0answers
156 views

How to get experience? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to get a job with no experience? I have been graduated since 2003 and due to lack of experience I have never had a job as a programmer. I love to code in Java and in ...
4
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6answers
678 views

What career opportunities exist for developers with a degree in computer science? [closed]

I have an upcoming speaking engagement at a local University and will be address students in a 102 computer science course. Being more of an introductory course, there will be comp sci majors, along ...
10
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6answers
2k views

What is the solution for “not enough commercial experience”?

I have almost 2 years commercial experience in web development. Yet every time I apply for a job I get a call back "Sorry you don't have enough commercial experience for this position." The last 6 ...
4
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3answers
636 views

Is there a way to become a remote T-SQL developer?

I have noticed that most SQL job vacancies are not adapted for remote (telecommute) work as Java or .NET jobs are. I'd like to know if there is a way to work in remote mode in T-SQL programming ...
2
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2answers
317 views

How can I tell if I'm ready for someone (an employer) to pay me to write code? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I know when my development skills are enough to land a real job? I've been developing for over a year with PHP MySQL JavaScript HTML CSS. I've also just finished ...
6
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8answers
1k views

Will taking a job in web development prevent a low-level programming career? [duplicate]

I'm a computer science student in my last year, and I want to get a job, but have difficulties finding one in my city where I can use what I already know pretty well. There is a company which does ...
1
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1answer
763 views

Would licensing software engineers increase skill and salary levels?

When I apply for jobs I have to compete with too many other software engineers who have little or no skill and dilute the candidate pool. I feel it devalues our profession and ultimately pushes down ...
10
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5answers
1k views

How do I get myself out of a dead-end programming job? [duplicate]

I have almost 9 years of IT experience of which 7 years was worked in an IT company. For past 2 years I have been stuck in a non-IT based company using outdated technology and methodologies. We ...
6
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3answers
1k views

How do I determine what project ideas will work as a resumé builder?

I have been programming almost exclusively in C/C++ for the almost 3 years now (not including college) and feel stagnated (not to mention working on proprietary code for the most part). So I decided ...
1
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4answers
442 views

How can we maximize our value and get paid?

I live in Hong Kong. I just heard one of my friend who studies English in university, just graduated and found a job of 20k HKD as a teacher for English. I started my career as a programmer with 10k ...
4
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4answers
3k views

I've got my Master's in Software Engineering… Now what? [closed]

Recently I completed a Master of Science in Software Engineering from Drexel University (Philadelphia, PA, US), because I wanted to have some formal education in software (my undergrad is in Math Ed) ...
4
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5answers
528 views

What are the most cost effective ways of increasing your marketability to employers

There's a difference between becoming a better developer and showing you're a better developer to potential employers or to your current employer (ie. raises and such). I'm wondering what the most ...
5
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5answers
2k views

Can I get a job in the aerospace industry as a software developer if I'm self-taught? [closed]

I'm an employed, self-taught application developer. Although I love development, I'm fairly bored. To offset this (and because I love to learn), I study advanced mathematics, physics, engineering and ...
91
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18answers
10k views

How to market yourself as a software developer? [closed]

I have noticed that this is a frequent issue among younglings from technical areas such as ours. In the beginning of our careers we simply don't know how to sell ourselves to our employers, and ...
5
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2answers
287 views

Is it better to have publicly viewable FOSS code even if it is not your best work compared to none at all for employment?

I have a number of foss tools I have written and have released but under aliases. I guess I am worried that the code is not my absolute best and is not the most robust code around. So I have always ...
4
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5answers
2k views

Having MSc or Bsc with Experience, what's it worth in industrial environments?

I'm a fresh graduate in Electronic & Telecommunication field, and in our University, we can have major and minor fields in the relevant subjects. So, I majored in telecommunication and minored in ...
7
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10answers
6k views

Is it more valuable to double major in Computer Science/Software Engineering or get an undergraduate CS degree with a Masters in SE? [closed]

A friend and I (both in college) are currently in a debate over which is better, in terms of employment opportunities, experience, and education: a Bachelors degree in both Computer Science and ...
6
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3answers
3k views

Horizontal growth vs vertical growth

I worked in a lot of different environments since I finished University. I worked as software analyst in optics, numeric control, military and networking environments and learned using a lot of ...
1
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4answers
5k views

Advice on Switching Careers to Java Programmer [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Best way for a senior programmer to switch languages/environments in next job? I have about 15 years of IT experience in IT Security and Networking. I am looking for a ...
3
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5answers
512 views

Where is the way for an experienced financial IT developer [closed]

I am a Java developer with more than 10 years work experiences. I have been working on investment banking industry since 2002 and I plan to continue my career in this industry. But recently I am a ...
15
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6answers
1k views

How crucial are computer science topics toward getting a job? [closed]

I've been considering moving to a new city (getting seduced by those big city lights), and I'm trying to decide if my lack of "computer science"-y skills is going to make me overly uncompetitive. Let ...
73
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22answers
9k views

Job hopping, is it a problem? [closed]

How would you, as someone involved in the hiring process (manager,interviewer, etc) feel about a candidate that has changed jobs every 1-2 years? updateThanks for all the input everybody, some really ...