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Where can I find my first programming job from home?

  1. Sep 20, 2016 #1
    Me going to school makes my schedule very irregular so it would be very hard for me to find a job which I can go to at a specific time. Is there any way I can find one where I work from home? Maybe Google or Amazon?

    I live in Los Angeles,

    Thanks in advance!
     
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  3. Sep 20, 2016 #2

    Mark44

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    Without knowing anything about your background, it's hard to say. If you're still going to school, I think it would be difficult to get a job at Google or Amazon, let alone one for which they would let you work from home. Companies like those generally want someone with experience doing the kind of job they're hiring for.
     
  4. Sep 20, 2016 #3

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    There's always Mechanical Turk. It, however, does not pay well - something that will be likely to remain true until you are able to establish expertise, either via portfolio or credentials.
     
  5. Sep 21, 2016 #4
    I like MT. One can get 1 cent for a few brilliant mouse-clicks. :biggrin:
    And beside portfolio and credentials, one's social relations or known people's introduction if any is also good.
    Working from home isn't always necessarily better than at office but I personally also like working from home. Likely because I no longer go to school and also have had some time in office. My boss now is in his 5x and I don't think he'll run his current company till he retires (at ~60 years old or about 5-7 years later from now). Changing your job from one company to another is also a very big issue even if you are hired to work on the exact same thing you did in your previous job (new environment, relationships with others, basic stuff about the machines you are going to fix etc, a lot). Jobs for working from home or freelancing would ask you a lot more in your area of expertise. They will also test to qualify you for the position they need. Communication between you and the remote team is also limited, so you have to do everything on your own. Many online sites are now filled with all fake ads mainly either to ask test takers to provide them with their solutions to a particular problem or to both test and advertise their own newly built online testing systems to the public. :DD
     
  6. Sep 21, 2016 #5
    Thanks for the insights on my question. I'm just the kind of person who likes to think ahead usually and not wait until I finish my degree only to find out I needed to do more in the mean time, but seeing seeing the responses here makes me think I've got a lot more experience I need to gain, as well as flexibility for my hours.
    I have a decent problem solving mind but I'll probably need to do more learning to make coding even more of a reflex. Even though I would like a programming job! :D
     
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