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Software developer job.....

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by doddsy105, Dec 20, 2011.

  1. doddsy105


    Joined: Jun 4, 2009

    Posts: 353

    Location: cumbria / chester

    So i applied for a software developers job within my university, and had a phone call back today saying i didnt get the job, so did my mate, but they said would you be willing to do a few weeks volunteer work? is that taking the P** or what? why would they do this? :mad:
  2. nex20

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 6, 2009

    Posts: 1,670

    Location: England

    Coming from a recent graduate software developer. If you are still studying and your offered paid or un-paid work for even a couple of weeks I would take it. All employers want experience.

    What's going to look better on your CV for a employer, 2 weeks volunteer dev work or 2 weeks in asda?
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2011
  3. ~>Dg<~


    Joined: Jun 1, 2006

    Posts: 31,250

    Location: Notts

    yeah same here

    what looks better when going for a job in future a cv with i just left here or a recent placing at a job similar to what you want. experience counts
  4. thepeteh

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 2, 2009

    Posts: 1,223

    Location: North Yorkshire

    Don't you think you're being a little short sighted? As said above, It'll be a CV booster. Do it.
  5. Haggisman


    Joined: Oct 6, 2004

    Posts: 12,661

    Location: Birmingham

    If you don't have any experience as a software developer, you'd be an idiot not to snap that up.
  6. doddsy105


    Joined: Jun 4, 2009

    Posts: 353

    Location: cumbria / chester

    yeh suppose, thanks guys :) , just a bit down i didnt get it though
  7. h00fzilla


    Joined: Jul 1, 2009

    Posts: 674

    Location: Finsbury Park

    But if you're doing experience there, and you demonstrate ability, then it's possible they may think of you more readily if any other vacancies come up.
  8. valkia


    Joined: Aug 22, 2010

    Posts: 4,869

    Worth it. Do it.
  9. Jono

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 13,262

    Location: Northallerton/Harrogate

    As above(s)