How to Get an Entry Level Programming Jobs without a Degree

January 24th, 2017 by lewis

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Trying to get a developer job without a degree? Here are some of the best tips on how to do so from experts in the industry:

  • You need sufficient proof for the fact that you are great at coding. A few projects on GitHub, contributions to other’s projects and some apps on Google Play which have been downloaded a respectable number of times. — Peter Andrews
  • Devote a lot of hours to learning from online resources, tutorials, free courses, etc. — Michael Shaw
  • Try to get some freelance gigs. — Vanessa Williams
  • Make sure your foundational understanding of algorithms, programming concepts and data structures is solid. — Aamir Latif
  • Make a connection. It’s possible to get an interview just by sending in an application online, but it’s hard, and I figure it’s harder for those of us whose qualifications aren’t as obvious on paper. Tell people about your coding projects and they might end up referring you to someone. — Presley Pizzo
  • I strongly suggest you do a few killer GitHub projects and perhaps do some voluntary work somewhere… — Frank Mitchell
  • Have a portfolio with your projects. — Sebastian Gorobievschi
  • Have a solid record of open source work, which says that I know how to collaborate with other programmers. — Owen Williams

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