Give up or try?

Juniper trying
Jun 28, 2018 28 Comments

I feel I dont have much skills for this industry yet.

I have a Master's in Computer Science.
I know a little bit of everything like java, python, javascript, linux, networking, sql, AWS..... But, a very basic knowledge of these technologies.

I have a lot of anxiety now.

Should I give up? Or still there is a way I can survive and be successful in this industry? Also my question is what type of positions can I target with my current skills and then I could get a chance to grow?

I am just trying hard because I have loans.

Thanks

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TOP 28 Comments
  • Lose Yourself - Eminem
    Jun 28, 2018 0
  • Synopsys ggwariors
    Do MBA
    Jun 28, 2018 2
    • Juniper trying
      OP
      I just have 1yr tech support experience which could be pretty less to be successful after MBA right?
      Jun 28, 2018
    • Expedia Wjzbk
      This has to be a troll as this advice couldnt be worse. No more school to rack up MORE debt - make money!
      Jun 28, 2018
  • Oracle / Other nogo
    How many yoe? Why do you feel you don't have much skills?

    Skills can always be honed if you are ready to put the effort and are dedicated. But before that, question to ask yourself is do you enjoy what you do?

    Also, software development needs constant learning. And because of the current sad state of interviews leetcoding if you want to change jobs. Are you game for all this?
    Jun 28, 2018 6
    • Oracle / Other nogo
      Why can't you learn on your current job?

      I don't think people expect a lot from 1 yr experience. Try interviewing. All you need is leetcoding skills to crack interview
      Jun 28, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng
      amznusr

      Amazon Eng

      PRE
      Dropbox, Google
      amznusrmore
      Totally agree, foot-in-the-door engineering position require nothing but interview skills. Can't hurt to polish off a couple of personal projects and out them in GitHub though!
      Jun 28, 2018
    • Juniper trying
      OP
      It is short term contract position about to end soon.
      Jun 28, 2018
    • Juniper trying
      OP
      Thanks @amznusr
      Jun 28, 2018
    • Amazon 123raj
      I dont want constant learning. I feel that's what college was for. Upgrading with time a bit sure but i wanna be able to use qhat i learnt in college and not always be going back. What roles would help in this?
      Jun 29, 2018
  • Expedia Wjzbk
    Sounds like you're suffering a bit from Imposter syndrome. Full stack dev looks like it may be in the cards for you based on current breadth of knowledge
    Jun 28, 2018 1
    • Juniper trying
      OP
      Ok. Thanks
      Jun 28, 2018
  • Amazon / Eng TCYOE-GTFO
    Bruh you've just done a lot of different things. Pick something up from what you're working on and just hone those skills.

    MS and actual on the job skills barely have any overlap. Don't worry.
    Jun 28, 2018 1
    • Juniper trying
      OP
      Thanks
      Jun 28, 2018
  • Facebook faFO24
    Physics grad with 2 unfinished cs masters (dropped out) and no industry experience, now rocking GEs at E4 at FB. Believe in yourself and good things will come
    Jun 28, 2018 0
  • TrueCar Sax77
    Have you considered being technical product or technical project manager? TPM’s are in demand
    Jun 28, 2018 4
    • Juniper trying
      OP
      I just have 1 yr of experience as tech support
      Jun 28, 2018
    • Amazon 123raj
      Really? Which company and also what does the work involve? Meetings mostly?
      Jun 29, 2018
    • Juniper trying
      OP
      The work mostly involved troubleshooting of customer issues with their deployments
      Jun 29, 2018
    • Amazon 123raj
      And is the only way to go about this with your current company? Or can i just apply to another company as a fresh tpm?
      Jun 29, 2018
  • Amazon / Eng
    amznusr

    Amazon Eng

    PRE
    Dropbox, Google
    amznusrmore
    Don't give up. I don't even have a cs degree at all and now I'm an sde ii at Amazon. It just takes people like us extra time, but we can do it too!
    Jun 28, 2018 3
    • Juniper trying
      OP
      :) 👍
      Jun 28, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng
      amznusr

      Amazon Eng

      PRE
      Dropbox, Google
      amznusrmore
      A lot of bigger companies look for generalists because they can put them anywhere and those engineers can be productive. So I would try to get my foot in the door as a beginning software engineer at a mid to large size company
      Jun 28, 2018
    • Juniper trying
      OP
      Thanks! That's a good suggestion.

      Completely makes sense to me :)
      Jun 28, 2018
  • Juniper _I_
    I am in the same boat !! Hang in there.. learn to find a balance in life.. it will work wonders !
    Jun 28, 2018 1
    • Juniper trying
      OP
      Sounds good!:)
      Jun 28, 2018
  • Microsoft / Eng aJb52Ys
    What part don’t you think you’re good at? Specific languages and libraries? Maintaining old code bases?
    Jun 28, 2018 0