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 or contract position.

And here is the reason why:

  1. Hiring managers are only interested in candidates with proven real-world industry experience
  2. The IT Industry is heavy on practical skills. In other words, it is not your education that matters but how much work you can get done
  3. The Computer Programmer Career is fast-paced. Employers want individuals with the experience and skills to hit the ground running. They want people who can come-in, get the job done and move on to another project.

Now, let’s examine these ideas in a little bit more detail.

Hiring managers and recruiters are not interested in what you know, your degree, certification, training, computer science GPA, etc. Their attitude is “Show My Your Code And I Will Show You The Money“. In other words, if you can’t write code or you don’t have a list of projects you have completed, all the computer science education in the world will not increase your chances of getting hired.

Because the Computer Programmer Career is fast-paced. Hiring beginners or entry-level programmers is usually not in the best interest of the employer because before the candidate has a chance to fully develop their skills, the projects they were hired for may be over. Also, employers run a risk of hiring entry-level programmers who may find a better paying job or position as soon as they finish their training. On the other hand, when an employer hires a senior level programmer, the employer doesn’t have to invest in their training.

Finally, if an employer hires an unproven entry-level or beginner programmer or recent computer science graduate there is always the chance that all the training in the world will not make the person into a programmer. So, why take on all these risks when the employer can find seasoned, competent programmers with a proven track record?

But entry level programmers still get jobs right? Only they have to do things differently. In “The Complete Guide To A Successful Computer Programmer Career“, I give the one surefire plan that will always get computer programmers hired inspite of their junior, beginner or entry-level programming skills. This step-by-step plan works for beginner programmers with no college education, beginner programmers without job experience, high school graduates or computer science graduates. The plan is extensively described on two pages.

The first page describes “how to quickly master the kind of computer skills that employers are interested in“. The other part of the step-by-step plan fully describes “how to get well-paying entry-level computer programmer jobs“. This second plan will work for both beginning programmers and senior level programmers interested in learning:

  1. How to do an accelerated job search that can quickly locate hundreds of open job positions for you no matter your skill level
  2. How to write the kind of resume that gets employers to offer you a technical job interview no matter your experience level
  3. How to ace your technical job interview and make a more favorable, vivid, lasting impression on your employers mind. The kind that gets you hired.
  4. How to negotiate your dream salary like a seasoned professional even when you are an amateur.

So, here it is, job search help for computer programmers who want to turn their job search around in as little as 30 days. It is called the fast job search for computer programmers.

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