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OK - here's my input. I work at a 95K+ employee company, not much into the CS as more of an IT service provider - we do some coding, but not a lot. When I've been hiring, I would generally, cut at the first pass people who don't have degrees. It is more about the formal education process then the knowledge you get - shows me ambition and commitment.

Also - you've already jumped once in the past year, another red flag.

Put applications in at 10 companies you want to work for, and see if you make it to the interview.

If you want to advance your career, go to college.

You've already said it - you're a good coder, time to become a good developer. If you want to advance, it is not all about the coding.




>When I've been hiring, I would generally, cut at the first pass people who don't have degrees.

I hope this was for junior-level positions, where I can understand that education might make a difference versus people with no experience or education. For jobs beyond the junior level, the number of highly-qualified people in our industry with no degree whatsoever is bigger than you may think.




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