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If jobs were fun, they would be called “funs.”

You should seriously consider that there are many more existing programs in service, than there are new ones.

You should also seriously consider the several very negative-to-you first impressions that I (a potential hiring manager, say ...) might immediately take-away from this post:

  • Your depth of technical skill at this point is very shallow.   You know one framework, but perhaps you do not know it in-context.
  • You are likely to quickly tire of the “fun” of what I am paying you to do, and to jump-ship without warning to a greener pasture that promises more “fun,” only to in turn leave that job unfinished as well.
  • You might encourage me to adopt a particular framework just because you think it would be “fun” to learn it ... forgetting that I run a business, not a programming school.

If you are finding some difficulty securing a new engagement ... the problem could well be you.   The problem might be evident from a single post on this forum.   I could, of course, be altogether wrong ... but hiring decisions are very much gut decisions, and “the gut” is rarely wrong.   And even if it is wrong, you didn’t make the sale.

Please understand, too, that you are playing against many very-unpleasant stereotypes here!   I quite literally made my living for a half-dozen years following around, and mopping-up after, a programmer who was apparently in pursuit of “fun.”   Most hiring-managers have had similar experiences, and so today they are quite “gun-shy” about it.   Therefore, as they work through that l-o-n-g stack of “this morning’s resumes,” well, I hope you understand.   This is what you’re up against.   I’ve got a lot of papers to go through (today, and the recruiters will bring me another stack tomorrow), and very little time in which to do it.   If your resume even smells funny, it’s Gone.

Yes, programming is fun.   Truly satisfying and exceeding expectations is even more fun.


In reply to Re: Job With Fun meditation by sundialsvc4
in thread Job With Fun meditation by project129

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