Are there no entry level C++/Java jobs?

Are there no entry level C++/Java jobs?
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#1

I’ve been trying to get an entry level developer job for over a year now but there seem to be no C/C++/Java entry level jobs, is everything just C#/Web dev now?


#2

Of course not. Unless you are in a less crowded area and unwilling to move, I’d berate your search skills — just put your title in any web search engine and you’ll get plenty of relevant hits.


#3

Techs tend to cluster (it’s easier to hire for), so you tend to get areas with say a lot of C# and areas with say a lot of Java jobs etc… So you may be experiencing that effect. C++ tends to be game dev, so if there aren’t game companies in your area you’ll find it harder to find jobs. I don’t get why if you know Java you aren’t applying for C# positions though? They’re very similar languages, used for the same type of systems, skills are completely transferrable, easy to retrain in. C++ would fit this bracket as well.

C is an extremely useful skill, would be recognised as such. But. I think you would find extremely hard to get a junior role specifically asking for C. If a company is hiring for C, it’s likely going to be for very specific performance-sensitive applications, and the devs working on it really need to know what they’re doing.


#4

I’m guessing that you are running into a regional job market problem. Out here (the greater Denver area) there are definitely entry-level C++ and Java jobs.


#5

A lot of jobs turn up for entry level C++ searches in major US tech hubs - the domains and companies run the gamut - the Bay Area has 267 hits on indeed - NYC has 418 hits