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Linux43397344dMistake number 1:
Assuming that people here are wonderful
nathanasius575344dOk, that's a massive wall of text.
First off, 2 years experience in something isn't considered a lot, and I wouldn't expect to get hired in any position other than an intern or junior position. I highly suggest looking for internships in any programming field while you're in college, then once you graduate try to go full time.
I wouldn't set your sights on Android only development. It may happen, but so often we find ourselves moved into an unknown language/framework/platform only to find we prefer it. Your primary selling point shouldn't be 2 years of Android dev. It should be a problem-solving mind that can adapt as needed and develop supportable software.
StopWastingTime5851344d@nathanasius Nice info, thanks for it.
So you are saying, that it is clearly possible that i might end up doing work in another language/framework/technology and i may even like it.
But i have my mind set up for working with Android only, atleast until i am very good in it, is this a big thing to ask for? My sir used to say that we only get better in making apps when we make a lot of apps. And tell me, even if i accept the fact that this new framework/tech/language might be interesting and we cannot reject it before actually working on it, won't you be more proficient in a thing that you have worked with in all your clg life than a new thing? And most ppl find this as false, but won't your knowledge in that field deteriorate?
I guess the companies prefer the fresher to be more flexible. Anyhoo i must try to get better in problem solving , i guess
nathanasius575344dIt's true that it's better for you to work on one thing and get proficient with it, but as a newbie with very little experience, you don't always get to call the shots on what you get to work with. As the saying goes, beggers can't be choosers.
You may end up finding a job working with Android, but you're limiting your options significantly if you refuse any other position.
The truth is you have a long road ahead of you. Programers are not defined by being a domain expert, instead you are a problem solver. And honestly as any good dev will tell you, once you know a few languages you've seen them all. Right now you want as much experience as you can get.
Definitely get a linkedin or similar, you never know what opportunity shows up.
You can also browse any job/hiring sites for a position you might be interested in and send in your CV together with your expected position. Best if you can get an intern or junior position so you can learn a lot without too much pressure.
Honestly, you can't go wrong, whatever you are thinking of doing is probably already the right way to move forward. Essentially "dress as what you want to be" in other words, sell yourself as an android dev, but dont pass an opportunity if it pops up.
StopWastingTime5851343d@Hazarth thanks for your words, hazarth. Its just.. everything feels scary. I started with a dream of doing something big with technology, took a liking of some things , took a hating of some things and today i feel i have knowledge of tools that could help make world a better place.
But suddenly every senior, every teacher, evey random person on the internet says my knowledge and my likings are all useless and won't be considered when getting a paycheck, i will be only doing "what is asked of me hate or love it", and this makes me sad
@TitanLannister It's not all that bleak. You just have to start somewhere, anywhere. I think most people here went through the process of finding what sounds like a dream job just to find out they ended up doing something else entirely and found out they do actually still enjoy it. I know I did and you should be ready that it might happen and its normal. You just need to start somewhere, because one you gain enough experience, not only in coding but also in just business in general you'll be able to make better decisions later. Chances are you are not the next Elon Musk. And if you are it will come natural to you
What Im trying to say I guess is that treat life with respect and it will respect you back ;) no worries