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what are the chances of finding / gaining work in programming c# cos at 47 i
am looking for a new challenge, i used to code alot in c and inline assembler
when DOS used to rule the roost and now looking to get back into programming.
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thanks
Jul 21 '05 #1
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basecamp wrote:
what are the chances of finding / gaining work in programming c# cos at 47
i am looking for a new challenge, i used to code alot in c and inline
assembler when DOS used to rule the roost and now looking to get back into
programming.


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Jul 21 '05 #2

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Not to put you off, but if it were me wondering about employment as a gamer
I would be asking those already employed and their employers what I needed
to learn.

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"basecamp" <ba******@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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what are the chances of finding / gaining work in programming c# cos at 47 i am looking for a new challenge, i used to code alot in c and inline assembler when DOS used to rule the roost and now looking to get back into programming. --
thanks

Jul 21 '05 #3

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clintonG <cs*********@REMOVETHISTEXTmetromilwaukee.com> wrote:
Not to put you off, but if it were me wondering about employment as a gamer
I would be asking those already employed and their employers what I needed
to learn.


Not sure where the gaming part comes in - did you misread "gaining" as
"gaming" perhaps? (I only ask as I did the same thing just now...)

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Jul 21 '05 #4

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I most certainly did. Scusa me.

Still, if I could say anything supportive to a motivated and ambitious older
adult I would speak from my experience having gone through two so-called
'recessions' myself and neither I nor any of my personal friends and
colleagues who have also done so have ever gotten rehired into the
professions we once worked in after the so-called 'recovery period' was
alleged to be over.

It has taken several years to do so -- literally -- but my closest pal now
finally agrees -- no more wasting our lives rewriting résumés or taking or
placing calls to the employment pimps when doing so does not even result in
an interview. From now on all laborious endeavors are made to develop our
own products and our own services. F8ck the pimps and the human resources
horse they rode in on.

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<%= Clinton Gallagher
METROmilwaukee "Regional Information Services"
NET csgallagher AT metromilwaukee.com
URL http://clintongallagher.metromilwaukee.com/

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clintonG <cs*********@REMOVETHISTEXTmetromilwaukee.com> wrote:
Not to put you off, but if it were me wondering about employment as a gamer I would be asking those already employed and their employers what I needed to learn.


Not sure where the gaming part comes in - did you misread "gaining" as
"gaming" perhaps? (I only ask as I did the same thing just now...)

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Jul 21 '05 #5

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A great answer is for you to take the practice tests resembling MCAD, I dont
know the best ones right now, but if you can get MCAD certified, its 3 or 4
tests at $125 each.

If you want training? many 5 day courses are over $2000 and they are highly
recommended.

Take 2 of the 5 day and 1 or 2 of the 3 day classes, get the MCAD, then say
youre looking for work in C#

It seems to me there are new SW eng jobs opening up, hopefully I can do
contracting again, which will pay for training so I also can get some C#
work. Otherwise Ive got many awesome projects to build but no operating $,
spent all my savings, cashout stocks, cashed out the 401K... Im not looking
to be fulltime, just earn cash to put into the projects, then wait for a
Fairy to wave a magic wand and Ill have lots of money. Nah that last bits a
lie, I dont know how to make money.
"basecamp" <ba******@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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what are the chances of finding / gaining work in programming c# cos at 47 i am looking for a new challenge, i used to code alot in c and inline assembler when DOS used to rule the roost and now looking to get back into programming. --
thanks

Jul 21 '05 #6

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Bradley1234 wrote:
A great answer is for you to take the practice tests resembling MCAD, I
dont know the best ones right now, but if you can get MCAD certified, its
3 or 4 tests at $125 each.
I also recommend the tests at brainbench.

They are cheaper and more targeted and vendor neutral.

http://www.brainbench.com


If you want training? many 5 day courses are over $2000 and they are
highly recommended.

Take 2 of the 5 day and 1 or 2 of the 3 day classes, get the MCAD, then
say youre looking for work in C#

It seems to me there are new SW eng jobs opening up, hopefully I can do
contracting again, which will pay for training so I also can get some C#
work. Otherwise Ive got many awesome projects to build but no operating
$,
spent all my savings, cashout stocks, cashed out the 401K... Im not
looking to be fulltime, just earn cash to put into the projects, then wait
for a
Fairy to wave a magic wand and Ill have lots of money. Nah that last bits
a lie, I dont know how to make money.
"basecamp" <ba******@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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what are the chances of finding / gaining work in programming c# cos at
47

i
am looking for a new challenge, i used to code alot in c and inline

assembler
when DOS used to rule the roost and now looking to get back into

programming.
--
thanks


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those with loaded guns and those who dig. You dig."
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Jul 21 '05 #7

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the chances are still fairly good. The opportunities are there for someone
who has the technical chops and is willing to learn all the detail that goes
along with using C# and the .Net framework. Your biggest challenge may be
making the switch to event-driven user interface development (something that
stumped many folks moving from C to VB about 10 years ago).

However, if you want to make this switch, the last train is leaving town...
don't wait much longer. There are a lot of jobs being outsourced to India
and China, and in about 10 years, most of the new jobs will be going there,
so if you want to make a living at this, get the job as soon as you can...
and hope your employer doesn't believe in laying off Americans in favor of
cheaper folks overseas.

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Disclaimer: Opinions expressed in this forum are my own, and not
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I do not answer questions on behalf of my employer. I'm just a
programmer helping programmers.
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