Well, I would say anyone who is working right now probably is happy they have a job. I don't know of anyone who looks down on anyone who isn't working. With things the way they are, any of us could be among those unemployed. The only advice I can give, is to take anything that will get you in the door, sell yourself, have good work ethics, play down negativity, and show what your made of. That will get you farther in work than anything else. I do understand there are a lot of coders out there (and more coming) without work. Unfortunately, I am not in a position to help them, except to network, mentor, and give support as much as possible. I'm not in a position to hire or even recommend for employment. Our facility isn't hiring right now either. I really am sorry there are so many unemployed coders. But, as with any up and coming career (coding has grown almost triple in the past 5 years) you have to expect lags in employment.
Originally Posted by rehabilitation
Anyway, Best of luck to you!
Anna Weaver, CPC, CPMA, CEMC