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How to Get Your First Job as a Go Developer

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jones268
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How to Get Your First Job as a Go Developer

If you are reading this, then I assume you want to work as a go developer. Perhaps you want to build the next cool thing in cloud computing and mobile, or perhaps you just want to write software that will help a small business reshape its operations. Whatever the reason, there are Go opportunities.

One of the hardest parts of learning to program is figuring out how to get your first job as a developer. This guide is for total beginners who know a little bit about programming and now are looking for the next step.
Introduction

When I started learning to program, I had a great time. But when I realized that I actually wanted to do it for a living, I was suddenly overwhelmed with everything I needed to know. Where do I start? What should I learn? How long will it take me?

I’ll also assume that you have no experience with Go whatsoever, so it will be even more valuable for you if you have no previous programming experience whatsoever.

These days there are many high-quality websites, books, and videos that are a great introduction to programming in general.

The stuff below is focused on Go development, mostly because that’s what I know. But if you want a broader introduction to programming in general, try browsing around communities like dev.to, reddit etc.

How to get hired as Go developer

There are two main ways to get your first job as a Go developer:

  • Option 1: Teach yourself how to program Go.
  • Option 2: Get hired as an intern.

The first option is hard and time consuming and the second option is easier, but you need to know how to write Go.

The go-language website and documentation have great tutorials, but they start off very basic. You can find some more Go tutorials like this tutorial and this one

This tutorial holds your hand and shows you all the details you need to get started with Go.

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