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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.
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Big question is, can you program? And if so what languages?
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Big question is, can you program? And if so what languages?
I have been programming for several years in C# mostly, I tried to stick to one modern language and get good at it rather than knowing a little bit about a lot of different languages. Hopefully this will pay off. I have also done quite a bit of programming in HTML, PHP, SQL and XML but website development is not really what I want to do as a career. I have done some basic C++ and C as part of my course.

In the past I have developed a range of small applications in C# including an instant messenger application, a program to monitor network bandwidth usage, and a small front end to a stock database for my family retail business.
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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.
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