this is more of a career questions thread.
15 years plus in marketing management, career change for programming.
i concider myself as a Jr. programmer, been programming since november 2011.
hoping from PHP to C to Java, back and forth, depending on what im ask to do.
i update, correct bugs and develop web apps and server process(like paging tools) for and IT company on an asterisk platform.
i want to leave my actual job, because im the only programmer here
and beside my friend google and you guys help, im chasing my own tail on problem solving.
i want to get hired in a big company where there is more experience programmers then me
and having the fun to work as a team
not getting hired:
got a degre in marketing
big companies ask for a degre in computer science, which i dont have (yet)
doing it right now, its fairly easy so far, compare to what i put up each day at work
resume sent: over 100 to this date
ive read recruter blogs, forums and sites on tips and tricks for programmer career
so far ive read so many different views on things that im kinna mixte up
big chunck text for a couples of questions :P
1) is it better to learn a maximum langage syntax, so im not limited to php, c and java or i better go deeper in 1 langage so i really get good at it and apply only on that langage, so far i really like Java? 2) nearly the same question as 1, but about the field of interest. should i take 1 field of expertise and develop my knowledge on that, exemple: its been 9 months, that i work around communication and the asterisk platform, going deeper in communication is good or i should get a wider view on things. 3) and do you guys think im stuck at my current job, because of the degre ? i can rival with any of the jr programmer that comes out of school. (no offense meant)
any input on idea on how i can get in a big company is welcome.
2 options im not considering, freelancer and using the marketing door to get into the company
im programming now and i love it, its just the situation i cant stand