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A First Programming Job Requires Experience, But… How?
A question that aspiring young developers ask me all the time is: How do I get the first programming job that I need to build the experience required by most programming jobs?
It appears like a chicken and egg problem. You need work experience to get your first job, but you can’t get that experience without the first job. It might seem like an impossible riddle. In reality, it is far from impossible. Here are five strategies that will not fail you.
Strategy #1 – Acquire Experience Well Before You Finish School
I worked a lot while I was still in school, and it made my life much easier later. Before finishing my studies, I accumulated a substantial number of professional programming experiences that made me into a senior developer even before I was interested in a full-time job. ...