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Should I perservere with my IT degree?

A year and a half ago, stuck in what I thought was a dead-end job, I decided to do a degree in computing/IT with the Open University. Six months later, I landed a job as a Test Analyst in the IT department of the company I was working for. I now have an actual career. I've been continuing with the degree, but I'm finding bits of it very dull and it's difficult to get motivated. Should I keep going? [more inside]
posted by xchmp on May 8, 2012 - 18 answers

Coding sample as part of a job application?

If I'm applying for a junior developer job in a web company, and they ask for a code sample along with the resume, what sorts of things would make a good sample? How much code is just enough/too little/too much? What would make a sample supergood, or the opposite? [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Feb 22, 2012 - 8 answers

A rewarding job? Is that a thing?

Can you help me find a more interesting, fulfilling job in the tech industry? [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Jan 27, 2012 - 11 answers

What is the best way for someone with plenty of sysadmin and programming experience but no actual professional IT experience to begin a career in IT?

What is the best way for someone with plenty of sysadmin and programming experience but no actual professional IT experience to begin a career in IT? [more inside]
posted by jpg15 on Jul 1, 2011 - 10 answers

which programming language shouldi learn to be best employable.

let's assume i'm decently technically minded, and entirely burned out on my current job (technical support). let's further assume that programming is vaguely attractive and something i think i could do, and that i would like to be employable at 50-65k a year. what language do i learn? why?
posted by radiosilents on May 5, 2011 - 18 answers

Am I okay in applying to jobs in completely new languages and frameworks?

I "fell into" a programming job right out of college. It is mainly C#, quite a bit of Javascript, all within the .Net environment. I noticed a lot of jobs are very specific on technologies used (such as Struts/Java). Would it be okay to apply for these jobs? How do I represent myself? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 10, 2011 - 14 answers

How to get web programming skills up to speed asap

I need to get a new job, as soon as possible. I’m planning to get back into IT, specifically Web Programming and need advice on how to get my skills back up to speed. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 5, 2011 - 5 answers

Training for a new career in IT

I'm ready for a career change and I've always wanted to work in IT. What would you recommend? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 16, 2010 - 12 answers

How do I restart my career in IT while drowning in anxiety?

How do I restart my career in IT while drowning in anxiety? In a nutshell, I burned out on IT last year in about August, after the second incredibly toxic work environment I'd had that year. [more inside]
posted by ysabet on May 26, 2010 - 9 answers

Is there a website that tracks information about companies that have offshored information technology jobs?

Is there a website that tracks information about companies that have offshored information technology jobs? [more inside]
posted by cosmic.osmo on Nov 26, 2009 - 0 answers

What's an IT career path for me?

How do I advance my career in IT? If I were to move to a software developer position would I have to start out at the bottom? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 26, 2009 - 13 answers

Pay for Flex?

What, anecdotally speaking, are Flex developers getting paid right now in Los Angeles or a similar city? [more inside]
posted by drjimmy11 on Aug 24, 2009 - 1 answer

PHP: How do I get the explode() function to work with multiple separators in a row?

PHP: How do I get the explode() function to work with multiple separators in a row? [more inside]
posted by kaozity on Aug 1, 2008 - 8 answers

What tech to learn for a good jobby job.

What tech skills should I pick up to help in my job search after I graduate from college? [more inside]
posted by blueplasticfish on Jan 3, 2007 - 8 answers

Love it or leave it

What's the best way to get a job abroad? Specifically in the broad field of computers? [more inside]
posted by youthenrage on Sep 21, 2006 - 6 answers

What programming/IT blogs do you frequent?

I love TheDailyWTF and read /. every day. Without signing up for some members' only site, are there any IT-related blogs/sites you check out daily? Personally I'd love to read about programming (PHP/Python/Ruby/hell even VB script), databases (MySQL/PostgreSQL/MSSQL), and network administration. For general science news, I already check out Google Sci-Tech News and Technocrat on a regular basis. I'm not looking for l33t XHTML/CSS-hacks but rather blogs that discuss emerging programming trends with meaningful discussion. Maybe something that is a mix of Ask, Developers, and IT on Slashdot. If there's a demand for such a site maybe I'll start one. But I'm too lazy to create something if it's already out there.
posted by chime on Mar 30, 2005 - 20 answers

How do I make myself more marketable in the current and future IT/programming environment?

How do I make myself more marketable in the current and future IT/programming environment. [more inside] [more inside]
posted by y6y6y6 on Dec 24, 2003 - 9 answers

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