What Self-Taught Programmers Want Employers to Know

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There is an ever increasing number of programmers who learned the trade on their own. Of course, there are still a few developers who still go through the traditional way of learning the ropes. That is, going for academic programmes such as college degrees and other educational qualification. A lot of people are exploring new ways of getting knowledge about programming. These usually include going for coding boot camps, obtaining documents online for practical exercise and hands-on preparation.

It is unfortunate that self-trained programmers face a lot of challenges, stemming from discrimination from potential clients who are ignorant of certain facts as to what these self-trained programmers bring to the table. The list below shows some of the things self-trained developers would like managers and prospective clients to know.

 Formal Education Could Be a Sheer Waste of Time

Some programmers initially started programming as a hobby. From there, they have developed further interest and acquired such a high level of expertise that a formal education becomes unnecessary for them as it does not significantly teach them new things. For example, a programmer who already has a lot of knowledge about programming would find the pace of learning too slow and boring for their liking. In such a case, forcing oneself to continue with formal education would amount to a total waste of time which can be used to further enhance one’s skills. As a result, self-taught programmers usually opt not to go to college and by so doing save themselves time and money.

They can Take Care of the Business Effectively

Programmers would also want employers to know that they can do the ‘dirty’ job. There are several ways of tackling an issue at hand. But the important part is that self-taught programmers have developed ways with the help of modern technology, to get across to themselves and seek assistance when necessary with associate always willing to help out in solving the problem. This is immensely advantageous, as it helps in saving time when more than one good heads rub minds together over a task.

Programmers Do Not Want to Wait till College Before They Begin Learning

The enthusiasm of self-trained programmers is so great that they would rather begin learning what they like as early as possible instead of waiting till college before getting to know it. Also, once in college, it takes a long time of roughly 4-6 years to become a certified programmer. Their passion dictates that they don’t have to wait for that long before getting things done on their own.

Formal Education Doesn’t Teach You Everything.

It is generally accepted that school doesn’t teach you everything. People who are overly reliant on academic qualification have been found to be deficient and eventually have had to resort to other forms of self-learning in order to gain proficiency. This is because formal education can show procedure and format, however it can’t train critical thinking, rationale, and inventiveness. People who possess two of those three skills are champion software engineers.