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(jptxs)Re: Formal Education Required?

by jptxs (Curate)
on Jul 14, 2001 at 16:28 UTC ( #96727=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Formal Education Required?

I left school with a philosophy degree. More amazing than the fact that I got *any* job is the fact that I got into a well-paying and interesting field like computers. Basically, I went to jobs when I was looking that were obviously out of my league on paper. But I would wow them in the interview with pure desire to do the work. That can go a long way.

If I may, let me tell you a few places to look where they are less strict on qualifications, but will be long on getting exp on that resume:

  • non-profits - can't pay, but man will you work!
  • graveyard tech support
  • small retail/mom&pop ops - often hire the nicest person rather than the best resume

Hope that helps...

We speak the way we breathe. --Fugazi


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