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Discussion on: Truth About Getting a Programming Job Without Degree

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Sebastian Vargr

I’ll allow my self to chime in here, I’m mostly self taught, and have been a developer/freelancer/contractor for neigh on 13 years at this point.

Just make stuff, generally care for what you do, and the rest will follow suit.

The hardest part of this will be getting that first job, and today we have freelancing platforms to help getting started.

Use that to get better and then look for more varied experience, different position, different employer, or maybe even freelancing.

The worthwhile employers don’t look for degrees anyway, they look for passion, examples, and varied experience.

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Farjad Hasan Author

Yes, the getting first job is the main challenge. Afterwards your skills talk more than your degree.