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Did they accept your application right way? If they didn’t, what did you improve?

I’m in 9th grade and I want to learn more about a software developer/engineer.

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Franklin’s Answer

If you are referring to job applications, many people do not have their first application to jobs accepted right away. Improving your application can be a mix of making sure you have the right skillsets yourself and highlighting those skills correctly on your resume. If you are interested in software engineering and you don't have access to classes at school, look at free online learning. There are bootcamps and tutorials available to practice.

Looking at jobs you are interested in can help you narrow down all the different languages, techniques and frameworks available to learn. Keep up with your high school studies and decide if college is right for you. Many companies will screen for college degrees and most colleges have programs to help you network or find jobs either from the college connections or through alumni.
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Greg’s Answer

Take as many CS classes as you can while is HS. Check into webinars as well offered by Wintellect and Pluralsights.
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Joseph’s Answer

An interesting question, although it's not entirely clear what you mean applications for - is it jobs, scholarships, courses or something else?
I'm going to guess you most likely mean job applications - in which case, most people are not accepted straight away in the first role they apply for - especially if you're looking into a technical field like software as a 9th grader.

You've got a great attitude, thinking of what you can improve; but to be honest, while further education isn't _essential_ for some software jobs, it is at least very strongly preferred for most- so the best improvement you can make is to keep going with your studies, particularly any mathematics, computer science and coding classes you can.

You may be able to fit in some part time work around your studies, but in software fields, such roles are few and far between. I'd expect most jobs would quickly bin your application on the basis of having little experience or academic qualifications so far - you could put in hundreds of applications and still get nothing. If you want an application to be accepted straight away, you can look at other areas where they're more desperate for labour - it's a common student thing to take on a part time job in entry-level hospitality, catering, or other low-skill work. It's still often a numbers game of putting in several applications in different places, but there is a better chance of being accepted straight away.
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Khou’s Answer

Have confidence in yourself even though you did not get a response and get applying to other job postings. Plus, when you apply ensure that your resume and cover letter have the keywords that the job posting is looking for.
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