I’ve got 6 months left of a “BSc (Hons) Business Computing”, so far I’ve averaged a 2.1 but the degree is college taught and verified by a university. I want to work as a programmer as this is a long-time hobby of mine but im worried that due to the nature of my course being a “college degree” in a quite general subject, and the fact that my only experience has been in retail, that I’m going to get laughed at by employers?
Im not looking for a job at IBM or anything, just a normal job. Can anybody advise as to my chances of finding employment in this area?
Do you think it would be worth my while taking a masters degree in something more specific such as computer science?
Thanks in advance.
Big question is, can you program? And if so what languages?
If you've got good quality knowledge of the .NET framework (ASP/VB/C#) and perhaps SQL Server, then there's plenty of opportunity out there for potential development roles. Get your foot in the door, even by contracting at say, £10 or £15 per hour and go from there. Get the experience and the opportunities will follow from there.