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How To Get A Job In Computers

I went to a resume workshop yesterday and asked the person teaching why I keep getting rejected for every job I apply for and they said I'm most likely applying for the wrong jobs. I'm not entirely sure, but since I have liked computers and video games for as long as I can remember I'm considering a job in computers. As a creative person I really think I need to do something with computers that's creative. I hate to admit it but I'm also very independent minded and don't get along well with others so I'm thinking working at an electronic store would not be a good idea for me. Besides I already applied for a job at the near by best buy about a month ago and almost instantly got an email saying my application was rejected. What would be some creative jobs I could do with computers. By the way since I get rejected for every job I apply for I have little work experience and the highest education I have is some college but no college degree. I'm not even that sure I want to get a college degree because I have read that even a stupid person can get a college degree so it wouldn't really prove anything. Also I currently don't consider myself an expert on computers, but I'm curious and eager to learn new things and can learn quickly as long as I am doing something hands on and learning on my own at my own pace. 


  • delete5230delete5230 Member EpicPosts: 6,908

    My opinion :

    Stay away from computers. EVERYONE and there brother is a computer expert. I'm 51 Years old and have been around the block. It comes down to what types of jobs are in demand. I hate to say it but you can't always make a living doing what you want, like art, social worker, fashion design, pro foot ball player and COMPUTERS !!!!............I've met thousands of so called computer experts, most don't have degrees yet they can out preform the ones that do. Still the field is flooded. The way I see it, video game design would be bad. I would guess that most are un employed more than employed.

    I'm in electronics and mechanics, electro / mechanic. I've learned communication electronics in the Air Force. Since then I worked for Time Warner making Compact Disc and DVDs, now I'm Working for the government working on satellite systems. I'm thinking about taking a high paying job with production equipment for vaccine's......The reason I'm saying this is that this field is in demand. Why ?....Because it's technical and Physical....Things break, you can touch it !.....Things need to be made. Where software is temporary.

    Even if you land a good job, be prepared to move every few years. And everyone wants your job, because there are millions of unemployed computer experts !  

  • emistzemistz Member Posts: 54

    OP: What country are you in?  The job market here in the U.S. for programmers is kind of tough without a CE or CS degree.  The old days of "hacker kids" coming out of highschool getting high paying jobs are mostly over.  These days there are a lot of people with skills independent of schooling who also have a college degree in the field so it is a no-brainer for most companies.  Also, going the college route helps you land internships which get your foot in the door without much effort.  Once you're in then companies can see whether you are good or not by looking at your work-product.

    With that said, a college degree is not really necessary to be a good programmer.  Most of the stuff I learned regarding programming I learned on my own before going to college.  So theoretically if you have coded a lot of complex/legit projects and have a good way of getting your potential employers to look at them when making the hiring decision you should be able to land a decent job doing what you like.


  • CrystalDreamer59CrystalDreamer59 Member Posts: 32
    Thank you for your replies. I suppose I won't get a job in computers, but though I really hate to wait, I'll talk to a couple of people next week first before I decide on anything definite on a career. 
  • Dexter2010Dexter2010 Member UncommonPosts: 244
    Your attitude, skills, experience: lmao ..... computer job......any job.........hahahahahahahahahahaha
  • Azaron_NightbladeAzaron_Nightblade Member EpicPosts: 4,829

    You could always go for web design. I don't have much personal experience with it, but I suspect it's a job that'll often leave you doing your own thing (aside from some necessary collaborating with clients/colleagues).

    Mess around with HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PhP and the like to see if it's your thing.

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  • anemoanemo Member RarePosts: 1,903

    If you want a job in computers you could try a programming boot camp.   But I'll have to warn you you're going to need to be a fast learner rather than anything else.   


    You could also consider other jobs like plumber/electician/Mechanic and other apprenticeship style jobs.  They make far more money than people give them credit for.  

    Practice doesn't make perfect, practice makes permanent.

    "At one point technology meant making tech that could get to the moon, now it means making tech that could get you a taxi."

  • delete5230delete5230 Member EpicPosts: 6,908
    Originally posted by anemo

    If you want a job in computers you could try a programming boot camp.   But I'll have to warn you you're going to need to be a fast learner rather than anything else.   


    You could also consider other jobs like plumber/electician/Mechanic and other apprenticeship style jobs.  They make far more money than people give them credit for.  

    First part :

    This is only my opinion, and each one of us are full of opinions. With computers and programing you have to be extremely gifted to excel and even if so you need to be extremely lucky to be found. Another problem is what's big this year is usually worthless the next...Think deeply about that, you will be forever searching for another job !

    Second part :

    Much better, however residential plumbers and electricians work on there own and yes they can make good money.  Just understand they have to pay there own healthcare and manage there retirement plans.  Plumbers are more in demand than electricians. Plumbers have less downtime, Electricians could be waiting by the phone more often depending on your location.

    Working for a company is more stable in any job, however the pay itself could be lower.....I find this better, but I like to play life more stable. That's up to the person.


    I like more high tech myself.....Just not computers or software.

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