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Discussion on: How long did it take you to get your first job?

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I nailed my first job entirely by chance. I was working as PC technician and started automating removal of some pieces of malware with common behaviors, as well as doing random scripts to "trick" certain toolsets into running when Malware used to block certain programs from running by just checking their name. It would also do things like continually scrape & nuke unknown processes running out of %appdata% if I managed to run it so I could clean up the machine. I was building these tools mostly in C# at the time & pInvoking a lot of really fun stuff.

After that they offered me a webdev position maintaining their in-house CRM - still don't know why as I did not have that skill at all and looking back that is a considerable risk. But hey - to most people code is code and it worked out.