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 No.1263434[View All]

Talk about job/career advice and other related stuff from a leftist perspective. EX: How to get a job, promotion, skill, switch companies, resume, life hacks, etc.
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 No.1285685

>>1284975
Anatomy and physiology, English composition, and college algebra.

Look at schools near you with radiography programs, they'll have the prereqs listed. Oftentimes it's a points-based system, where you get a certain number of points for taking certain classes and admission goes by who has the most points.

 No.1286154

>>1285611
Because HR retards say "well the guy that just left had 5 years of experience and we need to replace him with someone similar."

 No.1286203

"Practical Deep Learning for Coders"
https://course.fast.ai/

study this over a few weeks
work on personal projects for a few months
post about them on twitter/github/linkedin
fight off dozens of recruiters with 6 figure job offers

 No.1286211

>>1286203
thanks anon

 No.1286212

>>1286154
>>1285612
how hard is it to make a fake company on your resume?

 No.1286219

>>1285611
Ignore it and just apply consider that mid-senior level is 5-7 years and usually you are asked to jump through less hoops at that point as it's based on your work experience. Before then it's just the worst worker comeptition so you have to ask how high when they say jump.

You can always find a smaller place they pay less but if the work is interesting you can springboard off that into a senior position elsewhere while basically skipping all the leetcode grinding - though be able to do basic stuff that is highly common in your niche like writing ring buffers for kernel and firmware work. Also find a niche, don't be a generalist. This is where people pick data science, security, low level kernel stuff or being a react retard.

 No.1286231

>>1286219
>Also find a niche, don't be a generalist. This is where people pick data science, security, low level kernel stuff or being a react retard.
What about being a corporate java guy who knows a ton about middleware, cloud, system design + service oriented arch. Like a proto architect/principal engineer.

 No.1286238

>>1286212
Easy, it's just a few words.

 No.1286239

>>1286238
and do lie outright. No one checks, no one cares. No one will follow up. You're not applying for the CIA, just a wageslave job.

 No.1286240

>>1286239
most companies do a background check to verify work experience and education

 No.1286241

Probably shot myself in the dick by dropping out of a computer science program and studying for wagie IT certs instead. The worst part is that I'm lying directly to my parents when they ask how my studies are going. Oh well, at least neither they nor I had to pay a dime.

 No.1286242

>>1286231
Yea that's certainly a demand, though I think java is an older tech stack so you aren't likely to get a lot of interesting work there just managing tech debt.

 No.1286243

>>1286241
Switch to security

 No.1286247

>>1286243
I dropped out in September and gave up in March, but yeah I'll probably work my way up to that, but for now I just want to get a little IT job so I can be real with my parents

 No.1286250

>>1286240
>most companies do a background check to verify work experience and education
You're full of shit. Stop spreading misinfo to anons, cowing them into inaction. I know from experience that "most" companies don't do background checks on the level you're describing.

 No.1286251

>>1286250
and furthermore, what are they going to do if you somehow get caught: not hire you?

 No.1286258

>>1286247
I meant get into security as a niche no need for a degree since the entire field is largely self taught autists.

 No.1286265

>>1286251
>what are they going to do if you somehow get caught: not hire you?

basically yes. At my company no one starts before they finish the background check.

 No.1286274

any good stock

 No.1286278

short squeeze ones?

 No.1286304

>>1286278
>>1286274
invest by ESG funds

 No.1287933

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>>1279005
I did the interview and a quiz but the company hasn't called back, now I'm sure they're not going to hire me.
I'm very frustrated because my mom had these expensive vacations planned out paid and she got mad when the possibility of me getting a job means I will not join her in the trip, the company did ask me if I had any plans in their interviews and told them about these vacations so I feel this was one of the factors of why they didn't hire me.
I'm very mad, I feel my mom blocked me out of a job because of a vacation I know I will not enjoy.

 No.1287939

>>1286247
>>1286258
yeah, play it like you're a brilliant dropout hacker

 No.1287977

>>1286242
>just managing tech debt.
A buddy of mine does legacy style stuff and gets paid okay money and mostly left alone.
There are a lot of businesses and agencies that run on archic stuff.

 No.1288333

>>1286242
if java is old why is it usually in the top 1-3 languages along with C/C++, C#, Python, etc.? My company is rewriting their main app to be a cloud native java one. I think that the majority of non tech corpos probably use java or c# for most of their stuff.

I think this is more the case with startups and hip SV firms which use more nu-jvm langs like scala/clojure/kotlin/etc. or javascript/typescript on the backend (or rust/golang).

 No.1289545

>>1263434
This is partly a vent but also a commentary. I over achieved and started taking on more and more responsibilities. I'm in line for a promotion, but likely until 2024.

Because that is fucking useless, I am currently applying for another job, but I am also looking for ways to scale back on the responsibilities I took on. Neither of the two are easy. I am doing work above my pay grade, and I could have the conversation with my boss about it, but I might quit next week if I get an offer so I'll wait until next week. If I don't get an offer, then that means I'm stuck with these responsibilities and no promotion until 2024. I have already slowed down the pace of my work dramatically, but going forward, the goal will be to do the bare minimum to fly under the radar.

Moral of the story is that I played myself by working harder and being involved in everything. Under other circumstances, maybe I'd have gotten a promotion, but as it stands, I just have more responsibilities with no added benefit.

 No.1289565

so what should I do as a 25 yo neet with an engineering degree? Can I even work in the field anymore if I graduated 2 years ago?

 No.1289751

>>1289565
Unfortunately, no. Engineering has changed so much in the past two years that you may as well have a degree in cave painting.

 No.1289798

>>1289565
Double down and do a masters so you can apply as a new grad again

 No.1289826

>>1289565
What the hell you have an engineering degree you lucky retard. Make some damn use of it. As a dropout speaking you have a great asset, why are you wasting it?

 No.1289838

>>1283736
Oppenheimer was a communist helped build the atomic bomb. A lot of good that did him.

 No.1289867

>>1289838
he regretted it afaik

 No.1290068

>>1289798
I feel like I'd kill myself if I had to go to school again for engineering.
>>1289826
Depressed, autistic, and retarded unfortunately. I get demoralized very easily.

 No.1291702

>>1286203
Is this true?

 No.1291747

>>1291702
NTA - i have my doubts. I'm sure it would help you on interviews but i dont think just doing those projects will automatically get you a job.

 No.1293348

Are translators who work for the police cops?

 No.1293741

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>>1263644 <- this anon checking back in
Just got picrel message on linkedin. Haven't been coding or grinding LC/system design for a while now, so im not sure im ready for an interview. Should I respond? I do want a more dev oriented position.

 No.1293743

>>1293741
Why would you not at least try to respond?

 No.1293773

>>1293743
afraid of bombing the interview I guess. Ill probably respond back at a normal hour.

 No.1293809

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I am worried, anons. I am graduating in May with a CS degree and all this talk of the field being oversaturated is really making me nervous. I have only 1 internship in data cleaning type of stuff, but I don't want to do ML anymore because I found it to be quite boring.
I have sent out ~60 applications and 0 interviews so far. I've had my resume reviewed and I'm grinding LC. I am probably going to make some kind of React app over winter break to see if that might get me some interviews because I hear that's an area that will more likely accept newcomers, is that true?
I am just so scared for the future and I feel kinda robbed that I was told it would be easy to get a job in this field and now that's not true.
I just want my own house, and financial independence, is that really too much to ask for?
What can I do to raise my chances of getting a job after graduation?

 No.1293823

>>1287933
>>1287933
>the company did ask me if I had any plans in their interviews and told them about these vacations so I feel this was one of the factors of why they didn't hire me.
>I'm very mad, I feel my mom blocked me out of a job because of a vacation I know I will not enjoy.

very unlikely that is the case, just enjoy your vacation with your mom

 No.1293824

>>1293809
>I just want my own house, and financial independence, is that really too much to ask for?
Yes. You will own nothing and be happy.

 No.1293832

>>1293809
did you do any internships? if not it may be time to double down and do a masters that way you have 1 more year to do one.

OTOH 60 applications isn't alot. IF you are cold applying expect 200/300 applications to offer ratio. if you can get at least 5%-10% of companies to even respond, let alone interview, that's a win in my book.

Unless you're getting to 4 digit numbers I wouldn't be worried. Keep applying.

 No.1293836

those burger punk application processes are pure dystopian hell scape.

 No.1293840

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>>1293824
:(

>>1293832
Thank you anon, this is good to hear I suppose.
Yes I do have 1 internship and they offered me a full time position in some deep red states but I turned it down because I don't want to live in those shitholes. I would like to find a remote job if possible but I know that is probably too much to ask for as an entry position.
I really don't want to do a Master's as I already took out some loans and I am so bad at math too…. There's nothing I would really want to study anyway. (Maybe robotics but you need physics for that probably?) I just want to roll my face on a keyboard and get paid enough to do my hobbies and not have to depend on anyone else.
Sorry for my blogposting. Thanks again for responding.

 No.1293858

>>1293840
I would say you should definitely not do the masters, it is just additional debt you have to service.

Lardoids have a bizarre habit of adding on more masters degrees when they can't find a job. That is plainly stupid and puts you deeper in debt.

 No.1293888

>>1293840
If you can live with parents you can save a shitload of money towards buying a house even if you're not getting paid that great. That's what I'm doing ATM.

 No.1293919

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>>1293858
>Lardoids have a bizarre habit of adding on more masters degrees when they can't find a job. That is plainly stupid and puts you deeper in debt.
in a recession the opportunity cost of additional education goes down. Its not irrational if you think the labor market for tech workers will be going down now or in the immediate future, to wait it out in grad school. That being said I don't know if the recent downturn in tech is really comparable to the dotcom bust, '08 recession, or even the 2020 covid hiring freeze.

>>1293840
>Yes I do have 1 internship and they offered me a full time position in some deep red states
anon you can't be that picky. Once you have 3-5 years of EXP you will just have recruiters contact you and have WAY more choices of where you want to work including remote jobs. As a no-experience junior you are at the bottom of the totem pole and should be happy to even have a job.

 No.1293924

>>1293919
i will not be mocked ana

 No.1293959

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>>1293919
I have no choice but to be that picky. With the overturning of Roe v Wade it's very dangerous for a woman to live in a red state. I don't expect you to understand that though. Thanks for your input, I will not be picky otherwise.


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