And those things are online? And you can point at them on your CV and in an interview?
I wasn't necessarily talking about myself. I am old. This is all ancient history. I was asserting that such people exist however and could not find jobs in the early 90s at least. I see myself as one possible example of someone who should have been able to get a job at least at some price but could not because the whole system was just broken. There would be no interview. No CV. When I graduated there was no one hiring fresh graduates at least for the few years that I bothered to search before giving up. A BS + 1-3 years of experience was the absolute minimum requirement. They didn't interview people who didn't have that.
I did score 136 on a real, professionally administered IQ test when I was 18 and did quite well in school and got good grades at university etc and still could not find a job in any field even remotely related to my own after graduating. Even after literally years of searching. And I loved programming too. Still do. I wasn't one of those people that slashdotters talk about who is not a 'true' programmer. I was. For me it has always seemed like great fun. But no one has ever paid me to do it. I guess most fun things are like that though. It's tough to get paid to do something fun.
If so, I can name a bunch of companies that would love to hire you.
Maybe now they would, but it's about 30 years too late for me and would they really hire me without you being involved? I mean if they post ads online for instance do they allow for people with no work experience at all? Fresh graduates with only academic work? Programming is nice in a way because you really can present your work assuming an employer is interested in reading your code, but the problem is not just in Computer Science. It's the overall system that I was disillusioned with. Now I can't believe how naive I was as a teenager thinking that I could get a job just by being good and reasonably intelligent and hard working or even by presenting actual code to a potential employer. Nope. At least not at that time in the parts of the country where I looked. That's just how things were. Even the smallest companies would not hire anyone unless they had previous and probably relevant work experience.
No, it means that you have to be able to work with other people, because they're looking for someone who makes the team more productive in aggregate.
Yeah I guess that's a point, but how do they judge that? If you are shy and geeky does that mean you can't work well with others? Maybe to an extent that is true, but intelligence and creativity and coding skills don't makeup for any of that? I was not rude or mean or anything. Just shy and quiet and antisocial and not very likeable. And no I didn't smell, but most people tended not to like me that much. I guess that was more of a theoretical problem for me since I never had the requirements for any job listings. They all required work experience and I didn't have any. It just made the system seem even more impossible and stacked against me though. Anyway I didn't really intend this to be specifically about me. I can't believe I am the only example. It seemed like a pretty well known problem at the time.