| ||Ask HN: How do I help my friend get his first tech job?|
2 points by SeyelentEco 13 days ago | hide | past | favorite | 4 comments |
|I've been a dev for awhile and I have a friend who's around 30 and wants to be a software dev. I started talking to him about it a few years ago and I helped him learn Android dev and basics of CS. If his path early on would've been different he definitely would've been a software engineer, just didn't get that opportunity and hes been an electrician (non-union) most of his life. He's got a family so can't just quit to do a boot camp, but based on talking to him I think he's got the aptitude to learn on the job quickly. Unfortunately I don't know how to help him break in. Are there entry level, junior engineer , or tester roles for non-recent college grads? I think he'd take a job making less than what he's making to break in but everything I see is asking for several years of experience or a degree.|
He's looking for something remote or in Honolulu because that's where his family is.
Has anyone done this or helped anyone go through this? Do I help him just get good at coding interviews or help him create some Android apps?
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