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    Getting into coding contracts

    I'm thinking about looking for VB contracts. I've got quite a bit of personal experience writing VB applications just for personal interest but no commercial experience behind me.

    Any advice on what I should do and what to expect in a coding contract. Should I brush up on learning some other coding technologies?

    Any advice gratefully appreciated.
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    think of it this way... if a guy comes to you and says he will build you a house but has only ever done DIY at home.. what would you say?
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      #3
      You will defo need other technologies vb.net, sql, asp, java etc. Vb scripting and vb6 won't be enough to get you work, unless it's something like admin with scripting on the side.

      Your best bet is to get for a role where they say VB scripting a plus, Support roles or admin roles generally like someone with VB knowledge. But to get a f/t vb role, you have very little chance.
      Last edited by XTC; 18 May 2007, 11:11.

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        Throb nugget

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          #5
          Originally posted by kramer
          think of it this way... if a guy comes to you and says he will build you a house but has only ever done DIY at home.. what would you say?
          Good answer !

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            #6
            Get a permanent junior developer role for 15k where you can gain experience and/or training on the job. Your experience doesn't match the requirements of contracts - except perhaps those paying £9.50 per hour.

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              Originally posted by kramer
              think of it this way... if a guy comes to you and says he will build you a house but has only ever done DIY at home.. what would you say?
              I dunno 'bout that. There's an EDS advert where they compare building a jet airliner to software development. And we all know how skilled them EDS types are.
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                #8
                Originally posted by threaded
                And we all know how skilled them EDS types are.


                Post of the day!
                The pope is a tard.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Throb_Nugget
                  I'm thinking about looking for VB contracts. I've got quite a bit of personal experience writing VB applications just for personal interest but no commercial experience behind me.

                  Any advice on what I should do and what to expect in a coding contract. Should I brush up on learning some other coding technologies?

                  Any advice gratefully appreciated.
                  There's no future in vanilla VB. Either learn .Net or financial Excel VBA. Then get a permie job and get some experience.
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                    #10
                    Originally posted by zeitghost
                    Oooooo that's harsh.... £9.75 at the very least.
                    Good advice though... get some experience.
                    Seriously - I've seen junior developer roles advertised round these parts for £9.50 ph - I sh*t you not.

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