Novice Programmer Humbly Requests Job Seeking Advice
I wanted to get a couple opinions on how to get hired as a software engineer given my low level of expertise. Would you be willing to give me advice?
About me: BA in Business Administration from a large school in the Pacific Northwest. I recently enrolled in a C/C++ certificate program through ucsd extention: C/C++ Programming Certificate - UC San Diego Extension. I have completed the first two courses and feel I am quickly becoming a proficient coder, although not an expert. What I have learned is that I love writing code and would like to do it for a living. Woo hoo!
I am finding that the majority of job postings ask for nearly 8 years experience in the field. In addition there are often multiple languages that they would like you to be proficient in. Is there any hope of me finding a job in software development in the near future? If so how and where should I look? If not, what should be my next steps?
Thank you for any advice. I truly appreciate it.