| ||Ask HN: I'm an 18 year old programmer; How do I get a job?|
47 points by crgwbr on Aug 11, 2010 | hide | past | web | favorite | 65 comments |
|When I was 14, I started working at my Dad's workplace (he a mechanical engineer) doing embedded electronics design & programming. I did that until early 2009. I had to quit that job since Dad retired and we moved away, but since then I've been doing freelance web dev & programming (Python). Unfortunately, because of my lack of connections, I can't really find enough work.|
I realize that I'm no where near as good a programmer as most of you guys, but I think I'm a reasonably good Python dev w/ a lot more experience than someone fresh out of school. So, how do I get a job? How can I convince HR to look past my lack of college and to my actual programming skills? Right now it seems that any job I apply to doesn't even reply to my email. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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