Questions about the prospects of getting a specific programming job.

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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 ...
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Which is more important career-wise: Length of time spent on a project, or personal projects?

There is quite a bit of disparity between hiring practices among companies. Some companies look for years experience, or breadth or depth of skill, and others choose other selection criteria. As well, ...
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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 ...
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Industry jobs in artificial intelligence [closed]

As a relatively new computer science student, I am trying to find my niche within this broader field. My main goal is not academia but, well, a job. As such, I want to choose a specialization or two ...
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What is Business systems exposure?

I saw this job adverted for db admin and one of the things they are looking is for someone who can demostrate in business systems exposure. What does Business systems exposure mean? Have I selected ...
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Why is it so difficult to get a programming job? [closed]

I Have been looking for a job in the past 10 years. Since I believe the subject I know better is programming, I have been trying to find a programming job. I send my curriculum to a lot of companies, ...
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Will perfecting my assignments help get me a job? [closed]

I am currently a student with the intention of pursuing a career as a programmer. All of my assignments are functional and complete to the letter but I feel as though there is plenty more work that ...
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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 ...
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Is COBOL lucrative? [closed]

I once had this crazy idea that I might learn COBOL. COBOL developers are getting older and retiring, but there's still a lot of legacy code hanging around that needs maintaining. People have told me ...
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How can I secure a short-term programming job or internship abroad?

I am planning to go to the UK or Ireland (but it could be any location, generally speaking) for 3-6 months in about a year or so and would like to be part of a software development team there. I am ...
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Does C# experience translate well to C++?

My programming classes in school were C++, but I ended up working a job doing C# for the last few years. If there was a position that required say 1 or 2 years experience in C++, would my experience ...
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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 ...
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How easy is it to obtain an entry level programming job? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What core skills does a new Computer Science Graduate need to be employable? So, I'm in my next to last semester as a Computer Science major and I am wondering about ...
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Why isn't functional programming embraced more widely? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why isn't functional programming more popular in the industry? Does it catch on now? I've been working as a J2EE developer for the past 3 years and wanted to learn ...
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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 ...
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How to get on the ladder - Java Development jobs [closed]

Ok so I've been out of university now for 7 years and in the same job as an application developer for a company that uses their own in house development languages/products. I've learnt a lot here but ...
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Why does the market value of PHP developers make them appear less in demand?

I decided to edit my question to hopefully make more sense: Going on salary rates alone, why is it more desirable for a company to hire a Java or C# web programmer than a PHP programmer? Their ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Job market-wise, are more and more companies moving to NoSQL? [closed]

I know NoSQL isn't nearly as mature, but it's been about a year or so since I've kept up with anything recent. Is it still "the future", are companies moving towards this, or are they still stuck in ...
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Should I enter an employment agreement before finishing school?

I am a year away from finishing graduate school, and the campus drives in my college are about to start. It's mostly big names that come to campus, but I am really interested in a specific small ...
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Where to look for challenging jobs with a relaxed atmosphere? [closed]

I'm a dev at one of the big-name tech companies. I like the job for many reasons: I do interesting work on a cool product I solve challenging problems and use a lot of high-level skills ...
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What is meant by a senior (insert language here) developer? [duplicate]

What is meant by HR/headhunters when they ask for a senior Java/PHP developer? Does that mean three solid years experience in one language alone? That come accross as quite a lot considering that the ...
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Getting experience overseas

I'm English and been living in central Europe for most of my adult life. More recently, I've been having high hopes in a degree in Informations Systems Management and a few months Java training to get ...
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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 ...
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Do Web Applications and The Cloud provide better Career Opportunities than Systems Programming?

As the years progress , I can't help but see how web apps and the cloud is replacing normal computer software. Developers of systems programming languages like C/C++ are going down the hill and PHP / ...
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How do I find work experience as a minor?

I'm currently 16, and I consider myself a good developer. I've worked as a freelance and with an Israeli company (that serves other international companies) for the past year, and I've completely ...
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Programming as a career option for a computer science graduate vs other fields? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why does a computer science degree matter to a professional programmer? Do I need a degree in Computer Science to get a junior Programming job? There are various kinds ...
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Planning to move to financial sector

I am planning to get a job in the financial software domain. I have plenty programming experience(10 years) but none in financial software. I have some basic knowledge of financial concepts but I ...
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How to find a software developer position in Europe [closed]

I live in a small Baltic country and I've been working as a software developer for 5+ years, with coding experience of 10+ years. Mainly specializing in C/C++. The problem is that the projects I had ...
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How can I make myself more attractive to software publishers?

I have a good amount of experience developing software (5 years) in the corporate/enterprise world and would like to start working for a software publisher such as Microsoft, but never seem to get ...
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Is it possible to successfully transition out of being embedded software engineer?

I'm a recent college graduate, and I'm mainly involved in high-level programming (e.g., Java, C#, and Python). I've received an offer form a good company for an embedded software engineer position, ...
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Will staying in this position affect my career negatively? [closed]

I work at a small software company where the owners are also the managers. My concern is that any and all progression in technology is met with utter disdain by management. Some of the comments are as ...
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Will taking courses in system administration help land a programming job? [closed]

I just completed a B.S. in Computer Science from a less-than-reputable college, and I am having trouble finding a job. Looking around for ways to find a job, I came across an institute that teaches ...
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How do I apply a computer science degree to web development?

I'm a web programmer, but I haven't found many opportunities to take advantage of a formal education in computer science. Maybe I'm not looking in the right places, but it seems to me like most of ...
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Career Prospects: Women at Management positions in Software

I was wondering if women working as software developers often face more positive/negative bias in IT than in other fields? The only reason I ask this question is because personally I have noticed ...
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Is it possible to get entry-level jobs and internships without devoting all your time to programming?

I'm majoring in computer science in college, and I'm currently in summer program for a business minor. With the schedule and all the outside group projects and studying its impossible for me to really ...
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Does being a software tester make you a more well-rounded developer?

I'm interested in the prospect of spending a few years as a tester: it seems like two or three years as a tester in anyone's CV is a big gain. Are there any skills you can get as a software tester ...
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Are niche job boards effective? [on hold]

There are number of job openings each day and also there are number of job seekers actively looking for job everyday. Still it is challenging to find right candidate for a job. It gets even more ...
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Are there drawbacks to taking a job where I will be using a unique programming language?

I just graduated from college with a degree in CS, so I would like to find a job where I can learn more about the field and build up some professional experience. I've interviewed at a company that ...
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Is OO-programming really as important as hiring companies place it?

I am just finishing my masters degree (in computing) and applying for jobs. I've noticed many companies specifically ask for an understanding of object orientation. Popular interview questions are ...
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Be a better programmer or an irreplacable employee? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should a programmer be indispensable? Before I worked for a web development company, I asked a lot of questions of friends who were working as developers for tips about ...
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What skills should I learn in order to move into a permanent systems analysis role? [on hold]

I have been with a software services firm for 5 years and have fallen into a "jack of all trades" role, which I am looking to move out of. I've spent about 1 year each in programming (VB/VB.NET), ...
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Which is more important: solving or implementing? [closed]

I guess I'm capable of solving problems with my pencil and paper easily, but I find it takes more time to implement the solution in code. Between "solving" or "implementation", which is more ...
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Is programming as a career in the US being hurt by competition from programmers in India? [closed]

I don't want to be offensive; people in India matter just as much as people in the US and also need work. However, I'm one of the people in the US. Are there fewer programming jobs in the US because ...
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How are developing countries affecting the web design and development field?

While searching ELance.com I noticed that companies from developing countries, such as India and Pakistan, were snatching up a lot of the freelance jobs at a low pay. How are foreign countries ...
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Jobs that use programming which aren't in the technology sector [closed]

In the last chapter of "Learn Python the Hard Way" the author says: Programming as a profession is only moderately interesting. It can be a good job, but if you want to make about the same ...
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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 ...
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Why are programming salaries higher than most other common “educated” careers? [closed]

I have wondered about this for a long time, and I haven't been able to find a suitable answer, even on this website. When comparing an average programmer's salary to other common careers, where ...