non-paying jobs for programmers, anyone here do this to help you get a real job?
Hello, I'm just curious, has anyone here taken a non-paying job as a programmer to help you get a real job?
I'm considering this because I don't have a degree, and I'm currently getting a master's certificate. I'm going to have to compete with my classmates, half of which have real world programming experience, or other technical computer related jobs.
If anyone has done this, what types of hours did you work, how long did you do it for. Did you have a degree, or something similar.
Please tell me your experience :)