Entry Level Python Jobs

Michele Simionato michele.simionato at gmail.com
Thu Sep 3 14:20:00 CEST 2009


On Sep 2, 5:31 pm, JonathanB <doulo... at gmail.com> wrote:
> I am a self-taught Python programmer with a liberal arts degree (Cross-
> cultural studies). I have been programming for several years now and
> would like to get a job as a python programmer. Unfortunately most of
> the job posts I have seen are for CS Majors or people with experience.
>
> Is there a place I can look for job posts for entry level positions
> requiring no experience? For the hiring managers, if the job post said
> "CS Major" in the requirements, would you consider a liberal arts
> major at all?

Requiring a CS Major does not make sense. Sensible employers asks for
programmers
that know how to program, not for a piece of paper. For instance, at
work here
nobody has a CS degree, but still I would say that we have very
competent programmers.

You need a way to prove that you are a competent programmer.
Partecipating to
Open Source projects, writing articles about programming or having a
technical blog are ways to show your expertise. Here when we hire
people
we look at their posts in public newsgroups. I find the quality of the
posts a very good indicator of the quality of the perspective
employees.



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