Catch up on stories from the past week (and beyond) at the Slashdot story archive


Forgot your password?

Slashdot videos: Now with more Slashdot!

  • View

  • Discuss

  • Share

We've improved Slashdot's video section; now you can view our video interviews, product close-ups and site visits with all the usual Slashdot options to comment, share, etc. No more walled garden! It's a work in progress -- we hope you'll check it out (Learn more about the recent updates).


+ - Getting work as a programmer?

Submitted by Zoltar
Zoltar (24850) writes "I've got an old degree in CS and while I've worked in the software industry for a number of years I've never held a job doing any sort of programming. I've done all sorts of programming as a hobby and it's always been a joy for me, as such I'm considering looking for work writing code. I'm in the position where I can go back to school and get up to speed on current languages (C is the only language I feel comfortable in) and would like some real world feedback on what languages would make me the most marketable today? C++, Java, C#?? What about on the web side, is PHP king? Secondly, I'm thinking of creating an open source project with the purpose of showing any prospective employers some real world examples of what I can do. Is that sound thinking, or would it be better to join an existing project, or is that something an employer would consider as experience? What else can/should I do to stand out to prospective employers?"
This discussion was created for logged-in users only, but now has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

Getting work as a programmer?

Comments Filter:

He: Let's end it all, bequeathin' our brains to science. She: What?!? Science got enough trouble with their OWN brains. -- Walt Kelly