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#1 mikeman0507  Icon User is offline

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 06:43 AM

Greetings all -

So I dont know if this is the right place for this or not but I am going to give it a shot and hope for the best. Heres the thing, I went to school and received my degree in Computer Science, however I could not find anything in the programming field in my area, so I went to Desktop Support. That was 3 years ago, and now I'm in the process of getting a Junior Software Developer position. I am kind of nervous and was just wondering what to expect in a entry level // junior level position in a Corporate IT Development environment?

I know its all different but to my understanding the same jobs have the same starting point 90% of the time and was looking for a little insight. I have been brushing up on all the basics just to make sure I remember (which I do) but cant think of much else I can do to prepare.

Incase you wondering what I will be coding in, most likely starting with VB6, probably some java and C++ later in my career there, (assuming I get the position which I am 90% sure I will), there will be some HTML too but I am not that worried about it.

So, sorry it's long but as I stated before any insight would be most appreciated.

-MikeMan

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Re: Hi, I'm New

Posted 03 March 2010 - 08:02 AM

Welcome to D.I.C.

Let me move this to the Corner Cubicle forum, for which it might be better suited.
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#3 kowwok  Icon User is offline

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 08:17 AM

I'm going to assume the company knows your history when it comes to computer science?

If this is the case, you shouldn't have a problem. Unless you flubbed your way through everything, or told them you know a lot more than you actually do, they have to expect that it's going to be somewhat of a learning process for both parties.

Anyway, you should be fine. Keep reviewing things like you have been, and be ready to work your butt off to learn the rest.
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Posted 03 March 2010 - 10:00 AM

Thanks for the speedy response, in reality my best friend will be my boss and claims to know what i can and cant do so assuming he wouldn't set me up for failure in that aspect i should be fine. I just wasn't sure if there were things that I would be expected to know besides the traditional basic knowledge received in college, or something I missed being out of the game for so long.

Either way your response was appreciated and I will continue to do the same as I have been.
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