Anonymous User wrote:Anonymous User wrote:1. I average around 40-50 hours a week, depending on the state of current projects I'm assigned to.
2. I'm in California, these software engineering jobs are everywhere here, whether in Nor Cal or So Cal. Software Engineers are so highly sought after, all you need is a CS degree, a breath, and some reasonable intelligence.
how old are you; quality of college/graduate degree/work ex? i am not sure if it's fair to say that software engineer jobs are everywhere. i work in CA in the same profession and make a little more than you, but i don't think companies want to hire just about anyone with a CS degree. it is however true that if you are younger the standards are a bit lower. it's easier to get a job in engineering as a young person but the career progression flats out quickly.
I am the OP, I suppose it was kind of pointless to post anon since I really only have one other post on the forum.
Anyways, to answer your question, I have a Bachelors CS degree from a Cal State and five years of industry experience before I went to law school. Pretty much as soon as I posted my resume, I was getting calls from recruiters, and it continued even after I got a job. I remember one recruiter offered me $500 just to refer someone to him after I told him I already took a job. Ironically, the job I eventually took was through a direct application to the company I'm at now. But seriously, if you are anywhere near Santa Monica, CA, Sunnyvale, CA, SF, or Irvine, CA you're golden if you have a CS degree. Have you tried putting your resume out there? You might be surprised at what kind of response you get.