I wonder if regionality affects this, Either in the Positive, or The negative:
Do you live in a TECH HEAVY region?
You are in the UK… Are you trying to work in London. Could that be part of the problem?
Can Employers where you are choose to be Extremely Demanding , Because the Pool of Qualified Applicants is Vast…
The place I live has a University Graduate rate of 75.1%, and my closest large city
has a University Graduate rate of +65%.
So we ( Sort of Not jokingly ) say, that you need a Masters Degree to work at McDonald’s.
Also, 13.2% of the workforce in the state I'm in holds a job in tech, as of 2020.
When I looked to see the Job Requirements in the fields that you’re interested in , the results were very Varied:
Almost all required a Degree in CS, Information Systems, game development, Web Development . etc
The listings said Anything from:
JR. WEB DEV:
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or 2+ years’ experience in web development
Proficient in HTML, CSS, and JSON
Must be a self-starter with the desire to learn new technologies
Solid ability in both written and verbal communication skills
Experience in the following technologies and frameworks:
Angular, Microsoft SQL Server, ColdFusion, or GIT
Modern code editors such as Visual Studio Code
SQL Server Management Studio or similar DMBS tools
Some of Psomas’ clients currently require employees working at their project site to either be vaccinated and/or provide a negative test result prior to accessing the project site
HTML5 / SCSS / JS
Appreciation for UI / UX
Mobile-first responsive design
Experience integrating JSON data sources and APIs
Experience with front-end build tools like, Grunt/Gulp, webpack, CodeKit etc
Experience with open source CMSs like WordPress, Craft, etc
A background of writing and deploying code, including experience with version control systems such as GIT & Github
A snazzy-ass portfolio showcasing your fledgling work
Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite
Understanding of good Information Architecture
Willingness to write about web stuff, cool things you’ve figured out, and promotion of your projects
Ability to thrive in a team environment and behave all human like
An appreciate for how to communicate constructively with people from non-technical background
Desire to make projects awesome, regardless of your contribution
Flexibility and an eagerness to learn the latest approaches & emerging best practices
Ability to express your ideas constructively within a team framework
Coachable and willing to learn
Also willing to teach
Evidence of being active on the interwebs
A GitHub account with some nifty code nuggets
Writings about code and stuff you’ve learned along the way
A Dope Portfolio
Ability to make designs better
Appreciation for writing modular, Object-oriented code
Understanding of team coding & documentation standards
Solutions driven approach to technical problems , Not Negotiable.
One listing just said this :
Another Company Required :
MUST LOVE DOGS
I Honestly don’t know if these would be considered heavy requirements or not…
Sidenote:I didn’t see anything for C#.