What skills do you recommend one has for a computer science job?
i understand one needs to know various programming languages and a lot of experience but is there a certain language that can get one a foot in the door or have a good chance at landing a job? #student #college #jobs #career
Create simple games to learn programming, and write scripts and programs for apps. If programming is what you decide you want to do, someone who can write a script that saves hours of time will be high in demand at any business that uses the internet and computers to take care of business.
That said, please follow Ken's advice, as there are so many paths you can take in Computer Science and much of that depends on how you work and look at things. Are you a big picture type of person, or do you like getting into small details? Do you want to solve problems, or create programs, do you want to learn a program from start to finish and then teach others to use it? Those types of questions will be important in deciding which direction you want to take and what classes to sign up for.
The area of computer science is very broad with many different skill requirements. The most important thing for you to do is determine which area most closely relates to your personality traits, and then talk to people working in that area to see what they do, how they got there, and what advice and suggestions that they might have for you.
Getting to know yourself and how your personality traits relate to people involved in various career opportunities is very important in your decision making process. During my many years in Human Resources and College Recruiting, I ran across too many students who had skipped this very important step and ended up in a job situation which for which they were not well suited. Selecting a career area is like buying a pair of shoes. First you have to be properly fitted for the correct size, and then you need to try on and walk in the various shoe options to determine which is fits the best and is most comfortable for you to wear. Following are some important steps which I developed during my career which have been helpful to many .
Ken recommends the following next steps: