How To Become A Computer Programmer
I would encourage you to learn computer programming because it is a rewarding career that is open to all regardless of age, gender or background.
Here are some of the reasons why “learning computer programming” is a good decision for anyone who is sincerely interested in the career …
Computer Programmers Are In High Demand
There is a higher demand for computer programmers with specialized programming skills in languages like CSharp or Visual Basic.NET than there is a supply of skilled or trained computer programmers in these programming languages.
Now Hiring Software Developers!
Lauren Hepler, an Economic Development Reporter cites a new report for 2013 that says Software Developers will be the No. 1 most in-demand profession, nationwide in 2013!
Using data compiled by CareerBuilder and research firm Economic Modeling Specialists Intl., she reports that nationwide, jobs in the software development field have increased 7 percent since 2010, adding 70,872 jobs.
According to Lauren, if you’re into tech but not so much software development, you may want to consider exploring career opportunities as a computer systems analyst which ranks as (No. 4)
Principles for Achieving lasting Career Success
Plan for Success.
When failure is not an option, a step by step plan for advancing your career must be followed. Failing to plan your career is the same as planning to fail.
Guessing and stumbling your way through your career, is an unnecessary, expensive and time-consuming process. It reduces the chances of success by multiplying the obstacles and difficulties you have to overcome.
Don’t put your fate in luck or chance. Rather, follow a career roadmap or blueprint that can save your time and money or reduce uncertainty.
Which Formal Credentials Are Needed For Success On My Job?
Information Technology careers are significantly different from careers in other sectors of the economy.
For example, what employers define as formal credentials actually clashes with the definitions of many information technology professionals.
While some professionals say that "just one (1) educational degree is enough", others say that "the more college degrees you get, the better your chances of success" and some have no opinion at all!
In this post, I will say reveal the credentials required for success on your job and explain why they are so important.
Does Your Personality Match Your Career?
Every career has some type of persona associated with it. You may have heard that stereotyping is wrong, but I say, this is how the world works!
Knowing the type of personality or behavior expected of you, can only help you grow or succeed in your career. However, not fitting the expected stereotype can hurt your career. If you must behave differently from the norm, be advised of the consequences.
In this post, I will advice you on how to mold your personality so it fits the requirements for your job!
This Type of Experience Will JumpStart Your Career!
Not all experience is created equal. Some types of project experience count as being more relevant than others simply because employers place a higher value on them. Here is why:
Getting experience in areas that require innovation or cutting edge skills for example counts more because that is where a lot of money is being spent and where there is more exposure or risk!
Employers hire those with experience in the types of projects they are financially vested in, so they can increase their chances of success or mitigate risk, makes sense right?
Success Principles: Discover Your Passion!
Do You Want To Live An Inspired Life?
First, discover your passion and work a job you really love.
Second, turn your passion into a set of excellent skills using practice tests or quizzes.
Third, bring your passion to the market using Push (emailing your branded resumes) or PULL Techniques (Social Media Marketing).
Here is a question for you; Do You Really Love Your Job?
In a study of how exceptional, world-class or, successful people are produced, Daniel Coyle in his book “The Talent Code” says that it takes a combination of concentrated, difficult, skill-building practice, motivation or inspiration and master coaching to achieve success.
How To Learn .NET Programming In Six (6) Months And Get A Job
[Ask IT Career Coach] is a Career Advice Column for Information Technology (IT) professionals looking for answers to their most challenging career situations …
Submit questions about your career using the [Ask IT Career Coach] service and I will answer it for you just like I am answering this question …
Hi My name is Josh Kemp I am 26 married and self employed currently, I have read almost half of “Learn .Net 3.5 in 24 hours” by SAMs.
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How To Become A Faster Programmer?
This post answers the question of “how to write or code faster in ASP.NET, C#, .NET Framework or Visual Studio” or any computer programming language.
If you have a question about your computer programmer or software developer career, post it here and I will answer it for you, just like I am answering this computer programmer’s question today!
Hands-on Experience Is The Key To Landing Good Jobs!
Once a computer programmer with marketable programming skills gains handson experience by building real-world, practical applications, he or she is virtually guaranteed not just any type of job … but a portable, marketable, high-paying professional career as a software developer!!
Why? Because in the software development industry, Experience is King!.
Real world, hands on, practical, computer programming experience is valued more than computer programming certifications or even computer science diplomas or college degrees!
Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses
The answer to the question: “Is College Worth The Money?
” is YES … so please go to the best college you can afford because there are doors in life that will be easier
for you to open if you have a college degree.
That being said, there are pros and cons to attending college and a right / wrong mindset that you need to be aware of.
In a new book, “Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses,” sociologists Richard Arum of New York University and Josipa Roksa of the University of Virginia, are of the opinion that “College Students in the US are not learning Much“
[Ask IT Career Coach] is a Career Advice Column for Information Technology (IT) professionals looking for answers to their most challenging career, job or business situations.
Here is a question that illustrates the challenges facing us as we try to find a worthwhile career.
I am a recent college grad who has come to the realization that I wasted time and money in a psychology degree with nothing to show for it.
I have always had an interest in computers, and recently developed a strong desire to possibly move into the computer industry (mainly b/c of google android and my passion for cell phones).
What Is Your Personality Type?
One of the reasons why professionals struggle with their careers or under-perform at their jobs is that their work or career does not match their personality!
When hiring someone to do job, it’s easy to see what skills and training they have acquired or what types of jobs they’ve previously performed from their resume.
What is not so easy to see is how that same person’s personality traits will fit in with that of other employees or how their personality will thrive on a daily basis after you’ve have hired them.
I dedicate a considerable amount of time to debunking myths and half-baked truths. And one about the future prospects of software developer careers has just been ratified!
According to a survey of the best and worst jobs in the United States, Software Engineers will have the best jobs in 2011.
For this survey, 200 professions were analyzed based on their pay, environment, hiring outlook, stress and physical demands using data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Census Bureau and trade association studies.
According to this survey, the high-demand for Software engineering jobs is fueled by the desire for high-tech gadgets, iPods, tablets and other devices.
Pursuit Is The Proof Of Desire
Life Is About What You Have … And Not About What You Don’t Have!
I get a number of questions along the lines of:
I am 25 / 39 / 50 years old, I don’t have any work experience and I don’t have a college degree.
But I want to become a good business analyst / computer programmer / project manager, what do I have to do?
If you find yourself thinking along those lines, this is what you should do: use what you have to get what you want!
Cowboy Coder Or Agile Programmer
Are You A Cowboy Coder Or Agile Software Developer?
Software Developers facing a new programming project sometimes start coding before thinking through or planning an approach.
Coding without first planning or thinking through is a programming method known as cowboy coding.
Cowboy coders approach work with the mindset of coding without estimating or planning.
And they are at a complete lost when the results achieved by their cowboy coding tactics does not meet expectations.
Cowboy Coding Is Dead, Long Live Cowboy Coding
While many programmers publicly ridicule cowboy coding, they privately practice cowboy coding because it is the easier thing to do.
The Most Difficult Challenge Of My Career
“What is the most difficult challenge facing your career right now”?
Your most difficult challenge may be about how to get a job or how to improve your skills or how to get promoted on the job
Perhaps your most difficult challenge is about how to transition out of or into a business analyst or computer programming or database developer career.
Whatever your challenge is, just go ahead and post it as a comment on this page and I will deal with it for you.
Top Paying Skills in High Demand
HTML programming skills are in high-demand for freelance consulting gigs, web design jobs, web development careers or internet businesses.
HTML web design and programming skills are some of the most frequently asked for skills in out-sourced or freelance computer programming projects.
Why HTML Skills Training?
HTML web design skills are among the most frequently asked for computer programming skills because almost every business has a website that needs to be maintained, redesigned or developed from scratch. In bigger corporations, the HTML web design or development jobs are taken care of by a specialized web design or web development team.