Learn Computer Programming and Change a Career
Posted by Pavel Kovalev [Programming, Software Development, Web Design] on February 19, 2010 in Computers
Software Development and Computer Programming is a very attractive, challenging and well paid job. There is growing demand for software developers, big corporations constantly looking for new talents and demand will continue to grow.
If you’re new to programming or thinking about it It might surprise you to know that there are many programmers who program just for fun and it can lead to a job. It isn't just a profession, but a very enjoyable hobby.
Recreational programming can be a path to a programming career without having to gain experience in the job. Not with large companies though. They often recruit through agencies so track experience is essential but smaller outfits may consider you if you can demonstrate aptitude and ability. Build up experience with small companies or freelance and concentrate on building a resume that any employer is going to want.
If you have had the education, got a college degree, maybe been an intern during summer vacations then you've taken the traditional way into the business. It's not quite as easy these days as many jobs
Programming is a lot of fun and extraordinarily useful. While you learn to program, you'll also develop a host of other analytical and critical thinking skills for tackling all sorts of complex problems (not just ones on computers) and it may just help you start a new career or land a new job in software development.
Am I too Old?
You're never too old to learn. There are many great programmers in their 60th.