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Just adding my 2 cents. I've never apply to any programming jobs. I usually read the job posting, see "Computer Science degree" as a requirement, and look no further. I figure I don't want to waste someones time if they are looking for that. Job applications for programmers really can be improved by not letting the HR people write a hundred different keywords and instead describe exactly what the job entails. Like "The hired programmer will need to know C on the x86 platform, use library X, Y, and Z, and use MVC." If they are still interested by this point, proceed to a "prove it" test. But the thing is, every job I've wound up working (call center work mostly,) I wind up doing programming because they don't have any competent people, or... the people who originally wrote this stuff have left or were fired (because they aren't being employed as programmers they won't turn over the source code.) At once place, I wrote something that parsed the content of their billing system and cross-referenced it with the long distance and in-network calling. Turning what was often a half hour phone call into a 2 minute call. Why they didn't have this capability in their billing system, I don't know. That was written in VBA. At another place I wrote a script in xslt because the only tool they had was the web browser and notepad, and I needed it to read files on the shared drive. Then at yet another place I re-wrote something they had from scratch using jscript because they had updated their tools and could no longer use their macro language tool (macro express) to do something that required a lot of manual cut and paste. Again taking a 10 minute manual work into a 20 second script. But none of these places I was ever hired to do programming, I was hired to just to follow hardline policies on customers. So the tools were written or modified, often on the fly due to changes in policies. For some reason they don't actually have their programmers sit down with the customer service staff and take notes while they they use the tools being programmed. Anyway, I frequently wind up being the person who is unsatisfied with the status quo, nobody asked me to do programming at these places. I just happened to figure out what was within their policies and not locked down, even if it was the most horrible out of date scripting language on the system. A true programmer can learn what is needed to do the job.
Toggle Commented Mar 29, 2010 on The Non-Programming Programmer at Coding Horror
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