Finding Employment as a (New) Programmer
People have a wide variety of reasons for learning to code, and finding work as a programmer is one of the most common reasons. In the ongoing survey I have posted, just over half of the people who’ve responded say that one of their goals is to find employment as a professional programmer.
People often ask what it takes to get hired as a programmer, and how long it will take to find a job. Answers to these kinds of questions depend on a lot of factors, and can’t really be answered quickly.
This section looks at the kinds of work you can find as a programmer, and shares some specific steps you can take to find your first programming-related job. There are also some important aspects of the tech hiring process that you should be aware of, if you haven’t read much about it already.
- My background
- What kinds of things can you do as a professional programmer?
- How long will it take to find a job?
- How much do you need to know in order to find a job?
- Building a portfolio
- Applying for jobs
- Am I too old to become a professional programmer?
- Recommended steps
Do you have suggestions for how to improve this section? Finding a job is a really big topic, and everyone’s experience is a little different. If there’s anything I’ve missed that you think others would benefit from knowing, please feel free to get in touch.
Also, I would like to include profiles of a few people who have read PCC with the goal of finding employment. If you’d be willing to share your story, whether your job search has been successful or not, please feel free to reach out.
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