Kids and Programming pt2: Jobs

would you hire one?

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Re: Kids and Programming pt2: Jobs

Posted 01 August 2009 - 08:19 AM

View PostLocke, on 31 Jul, 2009 - 08:25 PM, said:

return this;



Dammit Locke, you are so awesome.
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Re: Kids and Programming pt2: Jobs

Posted 01 August 2009 - 09:20 AM

View PostAmrykid, on 1 Aug, 2009 - 07:07 AM, said:

What i said was a example, i meant someone who is really good...Has done alot of projects in a lot of different languages.

A game of tic tac toe can be considered a project too. The amount of projects doesn't matter if they are simple. The amount of languages you've used does not matter either.

I personally wouldn't even look at anybody without a CS degree from a respectable university.
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Re: Kids and Programming pt2: Jobs

Posted 01 August 2009 - 11:41 AM

View PostKYA, on 1 Aug, 2009 - 09:19 AM, said:

Dammit Locke, you are so awesome.


I know, right? :D :lol:
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Re: Kids and Programming pt2: Jobs

Posted 02 August 2009 - 12:40 AM

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DONT LET ME STATS EFFECT YOUR RESPONSE, I KNOW THERE NOT GOOD!


And your spelling/grammar. :)
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Re: Kids and Programming pt2: Jobs

Posted 02 August 2009 - 12:46 AM

View Postfirebolt, on 1 Aug, 2009 - 11:40 PM, said:

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DONT LET ME STATS EFFECT YOUR RESPONSE, I KNOW THERE NOT GOOD!


And your spelling/grammar. :)


That would be the deal breaker for me.
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Re: Kids and Programming pt2: Jobs

Posted 02 August 2009 - 01:06 AM

I would like to hire someone who can spell and such. :)
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Re: Kids and Programming pt2: Jobs

Posted 06 August 2009 - 08:55 AM

View Postfirebolt, on 2 Aug, 2009 - 12:06 AM, said:

I would like to hire someone who can spell and such. :)


Jet they r so harrd too finnd theese dayz.
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Re: Kids and Programming pt2: Jobs

Posted 07 August 2009 - 05:30 AM

Very true. :)
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Re: Kids and Programming pt2: Jobs

Posted 07 September 2009 - 10:46 PM

indeed; spelling is fundamental, as well as basic math skills and the ability to fly, but they aren't as common as they used to be. :)
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Re: Kids and Programming pt2: Jobs

Posted 08 September 2009 - 05:44 AM

View Postcarltech, on 7 Sep, 2009 - 09:46 PM, said:

indeed; spelling is fundamental


Maybe we should tell employers this too. At least for me, recently, in any job I apply for the person that sends the emails back can't spell and is obviously either foreign or just too lazy to spell check. Even then, the structure is hard to get through.

So, you know, if I received an email that had bad spelling and sentence structure, I wouldn't really care how I spelled in the return email. Obviously they don't expect much from people as far as the English language is concerned.

And as a response to the original post, I would say keep working at it. I got a job in Computer Science, mainly web development, right out of High School. It does happen, but you really have to show a potential employer you're not a jerk off little shit high schooler who feels like he's owed something - not that I'm saying you are. Because of that job, I get in the door at a lot of places I wouldn't. Most of the businesses at the college job fair hate freshman, but when you can say you have work experience in the field, suddenly their tune changes.

However, I should preface that by branding it with 'Fluke.' I knew the guy and I got lucky because I had a little bit of experience working for my High School making their website. The best way to get a starting job like that is to know someone and secondly, to show up and look like you're going to work.

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Re: Kids and Programming pt2: Jobs

Posted 08 September 2009 - 01:33 PM

Why would anyone hire someone with no real world experience to come in at a senior developer position? I guess if I hated the company I worked at and wanted to see them fail and go out of business, then yes I would hire you.

Do you really think someone with 2-5 years of experience is going to willingly listen to someone like that?

Do you really think it's a good move to have someone that knows nothing about the business (or business in general) to come in as a lead position?


I guess if my hypothetical company didn't have any interns and I needed someone to bring me coffee I'd hire you.

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Re: Kids and Programming pt2: Jobs

Posted 08 September 2009 - 02:31 PM

I wasn't implying he should have the lead job. I didn't get hired as a Sr. Web Developer, I was hired as Web Developer.

PS: If you weren't directly talking to me ignore this FSFA (Yes, I didn't want to type it all out) :P
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Re: Kids and Programming pt2: Jobs

Posted 08 September 2009 - 11:53 PM

If i were making a video game, i might hire some kids for input. Maybe as content consultant. I just don't think kids have the attention span they need to be programmers.

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Re: Kids and Programming pt2: Jobs

Posted 09 September 2009 - 12:30 AM

Depends on the kid >.> Don't generalize.
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Re: Kids and Programming pt2: Jobs

Posted 09 September 2009 - 05:17 AM

some of us posting are somewhat in the category, wouldn't help if you just say you won't hire us, state what we should add to what we know. at least someone has said a comp sci. degree from a reputable university, any other cheaper to get requirements cos some of us are in a continent where we might not be able to afford a reputable degree
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