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The oldest wisdom in the world tells us we can consciously unite with the divine while in this body; for this man is really born. If he misses his destiny, Nature is not in a hurry; she will catch him up someday, and compel him to fulfill her secret purpose.
SARVEPALLI RADHAKRISHNAN
(president of India, 1962–67)

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Reality is nothing but an illusion, albeit a very persistent one — Albert Einstein

 

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Create your Own Company as a means to gain experience

Here’s an excerpt I found very interesting from John Sonmez’s newly released book, ‘the Complete Software Developer’s Career Guide’. It is a good read and I recommend it.

I think I might try this option, and I think you guys might want to give this some thought too.

CREATE YOUR OWN COMPANY

Many people laugh when I tell them this idea of gaining experience when you don’t have any, but it’s perfectly legitimate.

Way more companies than you probably realize are actually run by a single person or a skeleton staff of part-time workers or contractors.

There is absolutely no reason why you cannot create your own software development company, develop an application, sell or distribute that app, and call yourself a software developer working for that company.

You can do this at the same time you are building your portfolio and learning to code.

If I were starting out today, I’d form a small company by filing for an LLC, or even just a DBA (Doing Business As) form (you don’t even need a legal entity), and I’d build an app or two that would be part of my portfolio. Then, I’d publish that app or apps in an app store or sell it online in some way.

I’d set up a small website for my software development company to make it look even more legit.

Then, on my resume, I’d list the company and I’d put my role as software developer.

I want to stress to you that this is in no way lying and it is perfectly legitimate. Too many people think too narrowly and don’t realize how viable and perfectly reasonable of an option this is.

I would not advocate lying in any way.

If you build an application and create your own software development company, there is no reason why you can’t call yourself a software developerfor that company and put that experience on your resume—I don’t care what anyone says.

Now, if you are asked about the company in an interview, you do need to be honest and say it is your own company and that you formed it yourself.

However, you do not need to volunteer this information.

I don’t think being the sole developer of your own software company is a detriment either.

I’d much rather hire a self-starter who formed their own software company, built an app, and put it up for sale than someone who just worked for someone else in their career.

I realize not all employers will think this way, but many will. You’d probably be surprised how many.

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Take every chance you get. Because honestly no matter where you end up, or who you end up with, it always ends up the way it should be. Your mistakes are what make you the person you are today. You learn & grow with each choice. Make everything you do worth it. Live your life as if there won’t be any tomorrow. Say how you feel, always be you, & be okay with it

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Build Java experience by volunteering: location could be anywhere (Work from home)

Hello all

I would like to share something with you all. A platform has been created whereby companies looking for volunteers to work on their Java based projects can post and select applicants. http://www.code4socialgood.org

Code for Social Good is a nonprofit organization in the U.S. We have recently launched a global volunteering platform that provides nonprofit organizations and open source projects with free technical resources. We  hope this specialized technical volunteer network could better assist nonprofits and open sources identify potential volunteers, at the same time assist volunteers identify technical projects that fit their interest and skills. It is a good opportunity for Java developers to build real project experience. Please consider register on Code for Social Good! The web site is: http://www.code4socialgood.org

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You have 50,000 thoughts
a day – you might as well
make them big ones.
DONALD TRUMP,
billionaire entrepreneur

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“Man is a goal-seeking animal. His life only has meaning if he is reaching out and striving for his goals” – Aristotle

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