Senior Don Juan
- Jan 31, 2023
- Reaction score
You had a C++ job for 4 years before college, then avoided getting a bachelor's in computer science, and avoided getting a master's in computer science. Isn't that a weak CV for a software engineer?
I mentioned C++, computer science and software engineer - and you replied talking about IT experience and your economics degree. There is a theme in our conversations - I point something out, and you have to explain it from your point of view. Your CV lacks an MBA, but you claim your master's and undergraduate degrees are an MBA equivalent. You ask people to think of you as a software engineer, but your CV has no degrees in computer science.Yes it is. But on the other hand it's a stronger economist. I'd say IT experience plus the current degrees is stronger than spending a lot of years in school studying stuff I already know.
A company doesn't need to take a risk on you when they have other candidates who have a degree in computer science. Even when a company wants to risk it, your C++ experience is from long ago (before your degrees), suggesting you haven't worked as a software engineer in a long time. I'd recommend you get on one of the code competition websites and start trying to solve problems by writing C++ code. That will give you feedback on how many typos you make, and how well you solve easy vs hard problems. Unlike an interview, if you make a mistake your code won't compile or won't solve the problem. You will get unbiased feedback, which I think you might need.