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    How irrational are employers on the topic of related disciplines?

    I'm done responding to random attacks. I've sifted through the good advice, googled Jeff Atwood's reputation (which turned up positive). Now I will sign off.
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    How irrational are employers on the topic of related disciplines?

    I would look for applicants with sincerity, experience (projects or internships), motivation, skills, and other demonstrations of knowledge before putting them in last-interview-place. An applicant that has some experience and a CS degree, would not get priority over individuals with excellent...
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    How irrational are employers on the topic of related disciplines?

    Did you even click on the "About" section of the blog? The blog belongs to one of the original developers working on stackoverflow. Programmers usually regard stackoverflow.com to be the greatest Q&A source on the internet. Assuming from his biography, he is also a developer of, I suppose, 31...
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    How irrational are employers on the topic of related disciplines?

    Indeed, I can -- bigmouth. http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/2010/02/the-nonprogramming-programmer.html. That happens to be only one of my sources.
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    How irrational are employers on the topic of related disciplines?

    Because, speaking of Software Engineering, the majority of applicants can't even code very simple programs. Which is a fact I've picked up from several of the best programming websites.
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    How irrational are employers on the topic of related disciplines?

    What I mean by irrational is that, like you said, employers select graduates in the discipline first. As if a person graduating in that discipline from nearly any college couldn’t be a superior applicant (depending on the employer). The common generalization that you should have a BS or graduate...
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    How irrational are employers on the topic of related disciplines?

    It would be foolish to try and predict how employers will react -- having few job experiences, currently. So I’m here to ask: How much trouble will I have attempting to be hired as a Software Developer, after graduating with a BS in mathematics, and a minor in computer science? Are interviews...
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