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can't close my tag, maybe I can do it from this post
Toggle Commented Mar 2, 2010 on The Non-Programming Programmer at Coding Horror
If you are having trouble finding people who can program then you are doing it wrong. A while back I was looking for an entry-level programming job. I thought that it would be a good fit, given that I have a BS in CS and I am actually good at programming. It turns out that there are very few jobs available and they all require that you know a bunch of APIs that could, for the most part, be learned in a week or two. As a result I applied to very few jobs and although I did eventually get one it sucked and wasn't really a programming job. I eventually wised up and realized that the software industry doesn't want people who actually know how to program and so I continue to program - for fun. Meanwhile I am back in school getting my BS in Math (4.0 this time!) and I am going to be a teacher. I will probably end up steering my students away from programming as a career because it just isn't a good way to find employment. Oh you're not talking about the paucity of entry-level programmers? Yeah, I see a lot of ads for people with 4+ years of experience. Of course I could have been one of those people in a couple of years, if entry level positions existed.
Toggle Commented Mar 2, 2010 on The Non-Programming Programmer at Coding Horror
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