S-I-X figures! Six Figures Programming Job With Two Years Of Computing Experience

I’ve been discussing how beginner (novice, entry-level or junior) computer programmers can break-through to high paying computer programming jobs with just a little real world experience.

Do you realize this is how I became a computer programmer? Yes, I landed a break-through $76,000/yr. contract programming job within 6 months of beginning my professional computer programming career in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA.

Unfortunately, some of my readers still find this hard to believe. I receive questions all the time pointing out why one can not succeed in contract or full-time computer programming this easily. If you are a skeptic, your contrary arguments usually falls into one of these:

  1. You are too old: You believe you are getting too old to begin your programming career ( Read “how your age affects your programming career” ).
  2. You only have a high school education and you think that finding a programming job with just a high school education is impossible.
  3. You don’t have a computer science degree. And you reason that you must have 4 years of computer science education to succeed in programming.
  4. You want to buy your way to success. So, you think you must spend thousands of dollars in expensive classroom education to learn a computer programming language!
  5. You have little real-word experience. And you reason that it’s impossible to find a well paying programming job within a short time of learning programming.

Well, today, you’ll get one more powerful proof that beginner programmers can earn six figures or find a well paying computer programming job with as little as two (2) years computer programming experience.

Well, I receive job postings from recruiters all the time. So, I will post an email I got from one this week. Analyze it, email me about it, refute it, discuss it, do whatever you want with it, and if you are still a skeptic, please take the time to tell me why again 🙂

Here is the proof:

Hi Kingsley Tagbo,

I noticed your background and thought that you may be interested in finding out more about the new job opening we have below.

The position is for a C# ASP.NET Developer near Jersey city, NJ.

The job details:

C# / ASP.NET Developer – .NET ProgrammerLocation: Jersey city, NJ or New York,Salary Range: $80,000 – $120,000C# ASP.NET DeveloperWe are an established and growing software firm with clients in the investment banking industry. Due to our growth we are looking to hire and experienced C# , ASP.NET Developer to join our outstanding team.

We need candidates with a great attitude for developing cutting edge products and some experience with developing products for the financial services industry.If you have 2+ years professionals experience in C# and .NET – please apply!

Your background should include:

* 3+ years combined experience in C, C++, C#, or Java.* 2+ years experience with ASP.NET, HTML, DHTML, XML, and JavaScript.* Solid knowledge of relational databases, especially SQL Server.* Proficient in MS Visual Studio 2003/2005.* Familiar with source code control systems.* Bachelors degree in Computer Science or Engineering

What is in it for you:

* We offer a competitive salary* Bonus* Great benefits* Strong long term career opportunities* A fun and exciting work environment and other cool perks!So, if you have 2 or more years developing in C# and ASP.NET and a desire to work in a fast paced, cutting edge environment we want to talk with you, apply today!

Now you’ve read my mail :-), are you ready to know more about becoming a well-paid, in-demand computer programmer?

And if you’re ready to start earning serious money, enroll for”Online, Software Developer Training” and begin to see how it’s done.

2 Responses to "S-I-X figures! Six Figures Programming Job With Two Years Of Computing Experience"

  1. Dinesh   December 21, 2010 at 9:07 am

    Sir, I am good in programming concepts and an expert in C/C++ programming.

    I have little exposure (3 months work ex) to programming in Android iphone and Java.

    I don’t make much money as an Programmer employee for past 5 years.

    My Colleague stated that i need to swicth to Networking line and have to become Information security engineer to make more money.

    This is new field. I am confused whether to stay in programming or switch to new field ( Network admin/information security).

    Please help.

    • IT Career Coach   December 21, 2010 at 9:33 am

      You are not making much money as an expert C/C++ programmer because C/C++ is not a very marketable programming language.

      You need to learn a computer programming language that is in-demand by corporations or organizations and that more marketable programming language is C# (.NET Framework and ASP.NET).

      I would not recommend that you switch your career to Networking because that would require you to start your career from scratch. Starting from scratch means that you are guaranteed to earn less money anyway!

      Also, your C/C++ background is more relevant to a computer programming career than an Information Security / Network Administration career.

      Learning C# would be a better career move because you will be able to reuse your knowledge of programming and because your resume will look right to a hiring manager.

      If you start from scratch in Networking, it would be hard to come by the required Networking experience but if you just learn a new programming language, it will be easier for you o transfer some of your current C/C++ programming skills.

      Here are two (2) assignments for you:

      Look into the number of C#/VB.NET/ASP.NET/.NET Framework Jobs versus the number of Network Admin / Information Security Jobs.
      Look into the salary of C#/VB.NET/ASP.NET/.NET Framework Programmers versus the salary of Network Admin / Information Security Professionals.


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