I think the following statement is important enough to “bump” it 232days through history.
I have a family of 2 children and a wife, and it doesn’t end there. I hope to think that it includes the whole of the human race. Anyway, I need to get a job! I have a family to look after! I certainly feel, out of 100 levels that I am close to 3 in terms of “employable”.
After reading @P1xt’s post, I realized that, getting to the core of why I have revived this post, is that I prophecy that the quality and number of jobs in the IT development industry will be severely depleted within the next 10 years, 10 being the we’re-in-a-recession of the hiring IT industry.
If I or any other would-be coder looking to get a job in the industry, to my name, I say keep the motivation flowing and going. Do not stop learning something new today that will benefit you and your fellow person tomorrow. I won’t say that, if you don’t do it, it will all have been a waste, because all experience is a quality truly cherished in and of itself by something greater than you, whoever you think you are.
Just… do something with what you know you can do now or today that you didn’t “put off” for tomorrow because you didn’t feel like doing it, or whatever excuse you might be giving yourself.
Your future is in your hands. Make something of it. Like play dough.