Do you want to get started working in software development?

I have been working in software development for 20 years now. And what I can tell you (from experience) is that in order to work in this industry you need to be constantly learning, creating things, and showing off your work.

So, here's the 1 tip I would give you if you wanted to pursue a similar career path:

Create and share your experiments publicly over time

It's one thing to have a great looking resume stuffed with keywords. That's telling prospective employers that you can do the job. But it's another thing to be able to show them that you can do the job. Show, don't tell.

But if you're justing starting out, you don't have much to show, so you have to go create something first. And before you think it has to be something novel and creative, remember that you're not being evaluated on your cleverness. You're being evaluated on your output.

For example, let's say you want to be a Python developer. Signup for a GitHub account, create a new repo, and solve Conway's Game of Life in Python. After that, write a hangman game. After that, a Django to-do list app.

Create things as you learn, share them (even if they suck,) and start having something to show.

1 Tip I Would Give Someone Who Wanted to Get Started Working as a Software Developer

I have been working in software development for 20 years now. And what I can tell you (from experience) is that in order to work in this industry you need to be constantly learning, creating things, and showing off your work.