I am unemployable

Long time lurker, immigrant from biz here.

I have been self studying for 2 years now in software engineering. I have built some basic front/back end projects and have a good grasp of computer science.
When I struggled to get anything there I moved to data analytics and now into blockchain smart contract development.
Making no money, absolutely obliterating my income to try to pursue this and I get 0 bites from any application I go for. I do all the right things, I am professional and presentable, list my bootcamp certificates etc. And I get nothing.

What I need from a kind anon here is someone to just give it to me straight.
What is it that will get me to finally land a job as a software engineer/ developer?

I am 27 m and Australian if that helps.

Thanks anons.

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >bootcamp certificates
    useless when you are competing wth people who have degrees for the same job.
    get a real qualification but at age 27 you'd better hurry the frick up

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I knew someone would shred me over the certs frick.

      You need a four year degree and at least about six years of projects (yes you're supposed to start before highschool.) The market is crazy over saturated right now.

      Also if you know enough to bring value to an employer you should know enough to build something worth selling on your own. Just try to build SAAS products until a) you get good enough you're worth hiring or b) you make it on your own.

      >What is it that will get me to finally land a job as a software engineer/ developer?
      make software someone else wants to buy
      >b-but i dont have any ideas
      i thought you gays hated idea guys.

      This is the best idea, I was thinking this myself but wanted some reinforcement to it.

      Join the Army

      I am ex army, why you think I started this at 25?
      Unfortunately my time there was wasted because it does'nt apply to tech world at all

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        So what's your software? If you are afraid I will steal your idea just tell me the market instead I don't need to know the product to determine financial ruin or possible success.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Want to be a blockchain developer, I can write basic solidity but now doing multihead contracts is difficult and theres not a tonne of support out there besides some basic tutorials on youtube since I suck at reading documentation.

          >I'm unemployable
          >Immigrant from biz
          Lmao, the jokes write themselves.

          I make decent money trading and through passive income I have all earned myself over the years. On top of working couple of days in a factory.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Haha you are fricked. Good luck. Even if you make it you'll wish you didn't.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >Want to be a blockchain developer
            how have you been trying to get your foot in the door? the best way is going to be to join discord servers and offer your services. even better would be owning an NFT that grants you access to certain group chats.
            imo blockchain development is the easiest thing to crack into because 99.999% of the crypto community has no idea about development, even with simple solidity scripts. hell you could just launch shitcoins on some new popular chain like base

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >even with simple solidity scripts.
            This is why I quit paying attention to ETH. THE WHOLE POINT OF THE THING IS THAT YOU CAN READ THE CONTRACTS but no one ever does and they just constantly scam eachother.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            so why does that stop you from understanding the contracts? also just like any open source software, you can crowdsource the auditing. just dont randomly buy things that others haven't vouched for if you don't know what you're doing?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Want to be a blockchain developer, I can write basic solidity but now doing multihead contracts is difficult and theres not a tonne of support out there besides some basic tutorials on youtube since I suck at reading documentation.

            [...]
            I make decent money trading and through passive income I have all earned myself over the years. On top of working couple of days in a factory.

            also AI tends to be pretty bad at it because, like you said, the documentation can be quite lacking

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I have some connections, but I havent put myself out there until I am good enough to deliver a product and know I wont be letting people down.

            >27yo
            >began studying 2 years ago
            You have been an utter waste of space for 25 fricking years. And now, somehow, we are supposed to pity you?
            kys

            It has to be a troll.

            Not all of us went to university, I only want advice on how to get a job you aggressive homosexual

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >I have some connections, but I havent put myself out there until I am good enough to deliver a product and know I wont be letting people down.
            eh you might be surprised how willing some of your contacts would be to help you get started. offer to do some commits for free for a while. that's what I did.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I have some connections, but I havent put myself out there until I am good enough to deliver a product and know I wont be letting people down.

            [...]
            Not all of us went to university, I only want advice on how to get a job you aggressive homosexual

            in other words, if theyre capable devs they wont just merge your changes without checking them out. you can learn and get feedback, and develop a rapport with them by trying to commit some code to their repo if theyre friends of yours

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Okay Ill reach out to them and just offer a couple days for free if they will offer to review with me.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            i would instead just offer to add some feature, or ask them if there is some feature they would like added that could be done by a noob. you might be surprised at how much of a backlog of stuff they have that they could do easily but haven't bothered. working over your bad commits might be a bit of variety for them
            instead of making it some official trial period, just see if there's something simple you can contribute

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Okay Ill reach out to them and just offer a couple days for free if they will offer to review with me.

            or just a minor bugfix, whatever they need done

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            cheers bro.

            troony/10 LARP.
            Frick off.

            Would you believe me if I said Im 6'4 and shredded? Got 2 girlfriends too bro lmao

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    You need a four year degree and at least about six years of projects (yes you're supposed to start before highschool.) The market is crazy over saturated right now.

    Also if you know enough to bring value to an employer you should know enough to build something worth selling on your own. Just try to build SAAS products until a) you get good enough you're worth hiring or b) you make it on your own.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Learn to weld underwater

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      welders jobs have been gone for years bud

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >What is it that will get me to finally land a job as a software engineer/ developer?
    make software someone else wants to buy
    >b-but i dont have any ideas
    i thought you gays hated idea guys.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Join the Army

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    based patrick
    got some paid web3 gigs these days partially thanks to that mf

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      forgot i should probably answer your question
      I already knew people who were software devs with web3 experience and active projects, so I wasn't just trying to crack in all by myself
      I think like most industries, it often do be like that. A lot of what a college degree does is give you some momentum and contacts right out of school. Without that stuff it is a lot more difficult

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    register as self-employed and make and fix up wordpress shop websites for boomers for 1-2 years, potentially as collab under some existing guy's one-man firm, then later claim that as work experience. i did that around 2010.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      and you may need to be able to do some ui design as well.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Australian
    should've just become a tradie to be tbh

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >I'm unemployable
    >Immigrant from biz
    Lmao, the jokes write themselves.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      mcdonald's is paying $20/hr in California now tho

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >27yo
    >began studying 2 years ago
    You have been an utter waste of space for 25 fricking years. And now, somehow, we are supposed to pity you?
    kys

    It has to be a troll.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >code monkey
      >calls others wastes of space
      AGI can't come fast enough

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    troony/10 LARP.
    Frick off.

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    just go to the local fairs and apply to work at a insurance maybe their IT or so stop chasing after meme hype. You can do the later once you are established its a ponzi scheme for a reason.
    Worst case even working as a supermarkt staffer will land you a job faster than chasing moronic bubbles.

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    OP the Aussie IT job market is saturated and has been for years. In some locations the only work is helpdesk type retail sales support. The work that is out there in some towns is with the public service where they are only interested in what degree you have not whether you can actually do any IT work. Often the work is just maintaining ancient batch or Powershell or creating Excel spreadsheets with all sorts of bells and whistles. In enterprises most IT systems are old and unloved and one reboot away from being bricked. In the public service 15yo VB.net and Excel VBA are the latest tech stack. Lower your expectations and even then you will be disappointed

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >helpdesk type retail sales support
      this is actually how you get a software dev job, slowly working your way up the ladder and replacing the morons. every company is like good will hunting.

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >immigrant from biz
    >have a good grasp of computer science
    i can confidently say you don't

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