THE BENEFITS OF BEING A COMPUTER PROGRAMMER

THE BENEFITS OF BEING A COMPUTER PROGRAMMER Many people who have taken an interest in tinkering with computer programming as a hobby or side project eventually end up pursuing it as a career full time. This applies even if the person‘s previous field of specialization is something that has nothing to do with computers, such […]

HOW TO START A NEW CAREER AS A WEB DESIGNER

HOW TO START A NEW CAREER AS A WEB DESIGNER Designing the overall look of a website and balancing this look with the supposed function of the website is the responsibility of the website designer. It is the job of the web designer to create pages that make up the website, putting in the images […]

HOW TO START A NEW CAREER AS A SOFTWARE PROJECT MANAGER

HOW TO START A NEW CAREER AS A SOFTWARE PROJECT MANAGERA software project manager is someone who acts as the leader of a team made in charge of developing a particular software project, which is usually a large endeavor. He or she oversees all the aspects of the development of the software project, from the […]

HOW TO GET COMPUTER PROGRAMMING EXPERIENCE

HOW TO GET COMPUTER PROGRAMMING EXPERIENCE Gaining experience counts a lot towards getting ahead in a career at computer programming. The more experience a budding computer programmer gets in his or her chosen field, the higher his or her expertise level rises. With greater expertise come more jobs, and eventually a higher level of expertise […]

What is the current computer programmer job market outlook (part 2)

Information technology experts have pegged computer programming jobs to be among the more highly paid professions in the market today. Despite economic hiccups experienced by the United States’ economy in the previous year, the salary rates of computer programmers and other IT professionals still went up by an average of %3. There is definitely money […]

How to create a computer programming resume

When you are actively searching for a job as a computer programmer, one of the things you should be taking care of is your resume. Your resume is the document you hand out to your prospective employers. It serves as the tool by which you sell yourself to your prospects and convince them that you […]

Do computer programmers need good math skills?

As a Programming Career Coach, one of the questions I often run into from people considering the challenging and exciting field of computer programming is “Do You Have to be Good at Math to Become a Computer Programmer?”The excitement of being a computer programmer and the potential for high pay draws many people to shift […]

What is the current computer programmer job market outlook? (part 1)

During the years of the dot.com boom, the computer industry saw a rise in the demand for talented computer programmers to form the backbone of these lucrative organizations. The demand was high, the competition was tight and the prizes at stake are more than generous. But as these dot.com corporations fizzed out by the early […]

Resume Writing For Computer Programmers

Ah yes, it is beginning to dawn on you that your resume is the reason why you’re not getting programming interviews no matter how hard you try. And when you call recruiters, they give you the run around! Someone should have been kind enough to tell you that your resume is killing your career! Now begin […]

Best Jobs For High School Graduates

Which careers and jobs offer high school graduates without a college degree or job experience the best opportunities for professional advancement? And where can high school graduates with little or no job experience and college education earn significantly higher income? The one thing that high paying careers have in common is skills that fetch top […]

How Easy Is It To Learn A Programming Language?

How easy it is to learn a computer programming language like C/C++, C#, Visual Basic, Java, Python, Cobol or Fortran depends on a number of factors: Difficulty: Some programming languages are more difficult than others. Arguably, C/C++ is more difficult than Java and Java more difficult than Visual Basic to master. Visual Programming Tools: The […]

How To Get A Programming Job With Little Or No Experience

Finding a programming job or an entry level position is one of the most difficult challenges faced by beginner programmers. While IT Careers pay very well and there are more jobs than qualified candidates, entry level programmers, novice and beginning contract developers will still face their greatest challenge when looking for the very first full-time […]

How To Find Computer Programming Jobs

Announcing the “How To Find Programming Jobs Easily And Get Hired Fast!” 3-DAY SPECIAL Release For programmers looking for a new job. Never again do you have to feel over-whelmed by a job search when this FOUR-IN-ONE JOB SEARCH PACKAGE says it all. Here are the four books in this release: How To Create Highly Effective Programmer Resumes How […]

Toughest Challenge Of Your Programming Career

What is the toughest challenge facing your computer programming career? For me it is finding enough work to keep me busy and occupied on my programming jobs. I find that I regularly have to apply pressure on my clients to find interesting, motivating, challenging software development projects. What about you? Are you challenged by the […]

Computer Programmer Coaching Special Launch

Well, you asked me to come up with a way to make computer programming less difficult, more rewarding and more meaningful.  I just did! Starting from now until Wednesday Midnight CST, I am launching the new “Computer Programmer Coaching Service” with a 48 Hour Special to accelerate your learning and help you achieve your programming goals. Whether you desire a lucrative programming gig, or you want to become a […]

Discover A One Time 600 Dollars Happy New Year Super Gift And Fast Track Your Programming Career In 2007

Happy New Year and Welcome to 2007. What better way to start your new year than with a “one-time happy new year $600 super bonus gift“ that helps you become a highly skilled, marketable, well-paid computer programmer? As your computer programming career coach, I’ll like to jump start your career success in 2007 by inviting […]

Beginning Programming Made Easy

It’s come to the end of the year and I’m making it easy for other people to begin their career in computer programming. Because for a while, good quality information on “how to begin a career in programming” has been hard to come buy. However, i’ve started a new program for bloggers and website owners who are interested in helping people […]

How Not To Choose A Computer Programming Language

What computer programming language should I learn?, is a question I receive frequently on my computer programming career coaching blog at http://www.it-career-coach.com/ Sometimes, I am asked to choose from one of these programming languages: Java, C#, Visual Basic.NET, C/C++, Python, Ruby, Perl or JavaScript. As important as this question may be, readers of my book on “how […]

Self Learning and Popular Myths About Computer Programming

Before I became a computer programmer, i heard the story of a guy who studied computer science in college and graduated to become a mainframe programmer. At some point in his life when personal computers became popular, he was downsized and lost his job as a mainframe programmer. The story goes on to say that because […]

Windows Programmers Are Not In Demand

The demand 10 years ago was for windows applications because businesses were still getting used to the INTERNET and the WEB. Today there is a high demand for web applications. The web HAS CHANGED the nature of how we do business and how we interact with each other. Web applications are in demand because they are easier to scale than […]

Top Paying Jobs For High School Graduates In The USA

What are the top best paying jobs in computers and Information Technology that do not require a college education in the U.S.A.? I choose Information Technology because the industry does not require extensive formal education at the college or post graduate level. The Information Technology industry rewards talent, hard work, and initiative and does not […]

Do IT Certifications Really Help IT Careers?

A question I hear frequently is “Will Information Technology (IT) certifications really help my career or help me get a job”? The answer is both yes and no. It depends on who you are and where you are in life. Let’s look at some benefits of IT certifications: IT Certifications help with entry level jobs. […]

How much do computer programmers earn?

Contract computer programmer’s bill anywhere from $30/hr. to $65/hr. and more depending on the location, programming skill sets, experience, size of project and the market demand for the programming skill sets in question. Experience: The more experience a programmer has in a technology, the more the programmer gets paid. Note that contract programmers are not paid based on their […]

Help computer programming is difficult to learn

Is the process of teaching yourself programming becoming a little nightmare? Are you feeling a little surprised and over-whelmed about how much you have to learn? Perhaps your situation is similar to that of this person: I want to program computers so I bought a few programming books to teach myself programming. A couple of months […]

Help I lack experience in programming

Do you ever find yourself saying any of this? “I can’t get hired because I don’t have a good resume. I don’t have a good resume because I lack programming experience. And I can’t get programming experience because no employer wants to hire beginner programmers without experience!“ It is the classic lack-of-experience problem that can kill any […]

Help I can’t find a programming job

Is this your current job situation? “I have been looking for programming jobs but can’t seem to find any jobs that match my skills and experience. I am discouraged about my job search because I can’t figure what I am doing wrong. I need to find a programming job fast or else I won’t be able to […]