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Hi there.

Anyone knows about a job that doesn't ask for a Bachelor's or any degree at all?

I'm a Web apps and Android software developer. I got some few Open Source projects I've shared here in GBATemp. And have been working for USD$6 per hour, 40 hours a week, for 2 years now for a local development company (a fairly small development company).

I don't have a degree of any kind and it's been hard finding a new job, specially while in the current world crisis.

I know Javascript, HTML, CSS, Java, Node.js, Firebase, MongoDB. I've worked with several Google Cloud Platform APIs and used some relatively unknown frameworks like Polymer for Front-end web apps. I've also developed fully native and hybrid (using WebViews) Android apps. I've been working as a software developer for 6 years by now.

But, since I don't have any college certificate, it's been impossible for me to get a better job, and even harder because I'm not a demanding type of person, I apologize a lot even if I didn't cause any harm.

Please delete this if it's against the forum rules... Sorry if that's the case.

Thanks everyone.
 
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Have you tried applying regardless of whether they state degree necessary? If you can do the task then you can still get a bite -- just like you know some HR oxygen thief puts "must be able to work with Microsoft Office" on the list then a degree can be a similar non requirement. Also I normally look down on certs but sometimes those can also be a way in, and they can be gained from the comfort of your computer chair vs the tedium of a degree.
 

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Hey there! I totally agree with you that hiring remote developers can be a great option for building software for your business. Not only do you save on infrastructure costs, but you also have access to a wider pool of talent from all over the world.
 

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I know Javascript, HTML, CSS, Java, Node.js, Firebase, MongoDB. I've worked with several Google Cloud Platform APIs and used some relatively unknown frameworks like Polymer for Front-end web apps. I've also developed fully native and hybrid (using WebViews) Android apps. I've been working as a software developer for 6 years by now.
Such background (and the ability to complete a test to prove your skills) should make landing a project easy-peasy in today's freelance landscape. Have you tried applying for a job on Upwork, LinkedIn, Fiverr, Freelancer, Dynamite Jobs, etc.? If not, you should definitely work on building profiles on such platforms and slowly build the foothold for a more decent hourly rate.

I have a friend with a similar skill set to yours, and she is doing quite well for herself working exclusively from home in the last three years or so. That's not to say that things aren't getting hectic for her - she often works 10 hours per day - but here's the deal: it is worth it! Also, you never know what type of a gig you'll find - she started very modestly, working on one-month projects as an outreach specialist focusing on email sequences with good SEO and interactive elements done with QR codes. However, the payments do stack up after a while, and she soon ended up having good numbers to support her work. Also, she never stopped updating her profile and is constantly fishing for something better.
 
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Such background (and the ability to complete a test to prove your skills) should make landing a project easy-peasy in today's freelance landscape. Have you tried applying for a job on Upwork, LinkedIn, Fiverr, Freelancer, Dynamite Jobs, etc.? If not, you should definitely work on building profiles on such platforms and slowly build the foothold for a more decent hourly rate.

I have a friend with a similar skill set to yours, and she is doing quite well for herself working exclusively from home in the last three years or so. That's not to say that things aren't getting hectic for her - she often works 10 hours per day - but here's the deal: it is worth it! Also, you never know what type of a gig you'll find - she started very modestly, working on one-month projects as an outreach specialist focusing on email sequences with good SEO and interactive elements done with QR codes. However, the payments do stack up after a while, and she soon ended up having good numbers to support her work. Also, she never stopped updating her profile and is constantly fishing for something better.
Thanks for your reply!

I tried on Fiverr some time ago, but no luck.

What platform got better results for your friend? I mean, which one got the most revenue, and is not as hard to find projects?

I may try on all of them, just asking for the start. Thanks again!
 

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Thanks for your reply!

I tried on Fiverr some time ago, but no luck.

What platform got better results for your friend? I mean, which one got the most revenue, and is not as hard to find projects?

I may try on all of them, just asking for the start. Thanks again!
I think she stuck to Upwork only for like 1-2 years and still maintains a presence there even today, though LinkedIn is what she's focusing mostly now. So, my advice is to start there and not to get discouraged since the see is very, very vast
 
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Hi there.

Anyone knows about a job that doesn't ask for a Bachelor's or any degree at all?

I'm a Web apps and Android software developer. I got some few Open Source projects I've shared here in GBATemp. And have been working for USD$6 per hour, 40 hours a week, for 2 years now for a local development company (a fairly small development company).

I don't have a degree of any kind and it's been hard finding a new job, specially while in the current world crisis.
maybe https://www.unbench.us/find-project help me
I know Javascript, HTML, CSS, Java, Node.js, Firebase, MongoDB. I've worked with several Google Cloud Platform APIs and used some relatively unknown frameworks like Polymer for Front-end web apps. I've also developed fully native and hybrid (using WebViews) Android apps. I've been working as a software developer for 6 years by now.

But, since I don't have any college certificate, it's been impossible for me to get a better job, and even harder because I'm not a demanding type of person, I apologize a lot even if I didn't cause any harm.

Please delete this if it's against the forum rules... Sorry if that's the case.

Thanks everyone.
Hey, I understand your struggle. Finding jobs without a degree can be tough, but it's definitely possible, especially with your skill set. Many companies value experience and practical knowledge over formal education. You might want to try platforms like Upwork, Freelancer, or even LinkedIn to find freelance or contract work. Networking can also be incredibly helpful, so don’t hesitate to reach out to people in your industry.
 

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