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#1 TwoOfDiamonds   User is offline

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 01:54 AM

What would you say would be the best first-job for a programmer would be? In a big company, small one, etc.
Also, when I read job requirements there are lots of different tehnologies and programming language, how can a person who seeks an Entry-level job be proficient in all those?
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Re: First Jon

Posted 13 February 2014 - 08:14 AM

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What would you say would be the best first-job for a programmer would be? In a big company, small one, etc.

That depends on you, your preferences.

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Also, when I read job requirements there are lots of different tehnologies and programming language, how can a person who seeks an Entry-level job be proficient in all those?

Assuming you are actually looking at an entry/ground floor job description I would say be familiar with most, know a few core ones well, and don't lie about knowing the rest while making it clear you can learn.
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Re: First Jon

Posted 13 February 2014 - 08:21 AM

Thank you. But, sincerely, I find it pretty hard to know 6-7 programming languages especially if you haven't had a real job yet. But I guess I should start learning more :D
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Re: First Jon

Posted 13 February 2014 - 08:25 AM

Again - you don't need to know the ins and outs, but know a few well enough to do basic maneuvering and development. The rest have an idea of what they are about, when to use them, when not to use them, differences between them, etc.
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Re: First Jon

Posted 13 February 2014 - 08:27 AM

Pardon me, I thought this thread was about me. Sorry, never mind.
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Re: First Jon

Posted 13 February 2014 - 08:28 AM

I don't see a many job openings that require you to know 6-7 programming languages. Development frameworks/packages yes, but languages not so much.

As modi said there is also a difference between really knowing something and being relatively familiar with it. Most of the time they want you to really know 1 or 2 things and have a basic understanding (ability to use) a few others. They won't expect an entry developer to be a pro at everything. Just show that you know at least what it is used for and be able to do some simple things with it. Then enforce the fact that you are able to learn anything required quickly that may be needed from you.
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Re: First Jon

Posted 13 February 2014 - 08:31 AM

@jon - heh! I was going to make a comment about a minor issue of knowing a job from a jon unless that jon *is* your job and then you best avoid the police when they go on a solicitation-sting day
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Re: First Jon

Posted 13 February 2014 - 08:35 AM

Glad to see you were able to work that in.
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Re: First Jon

Posted 13 February 2014 - 08:36 AM

Thanks for the advice guys/gals ! :D
And jon ^_^ Sorry for the confusion, I will make a topic about you too :D
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Re: First Jon

Posted 13 February 2014 - 10:09 AM

View PostTwoOfDiamonds, on 13 February 2014 - 02:54 AM, said:

What would you say would be the best first-job for a programmer would be? In a big company, small one, etc.
Also, when I read job requirements there are lots of different tehnologies and programming language, how can a person who seeks an Entry-level job be proficient in all those?

You don't need to be proficient in that many. They may use all of them in some form or another but they have a couple they use heavily. Plus, once you're really good with one or two languages the rest are easy. There's some syntactical differences but the concept is the same for nearly all of them.
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