Anonymous asked in Business & FinanceCareers & EmploymentTechnology · 9 months ago

Does it make sense when I say this, or does it make me look dumb?

I have a Computer Science degree. Here is what I always say whenever someone asks me what I want to do as a career:

"I want a job that involves some programming but not a lot. For example, I don't think I want to write code all day. I'd like to be part of the entire SDLC. Also, I enjoy learning about different Technology and Engineering concepts such as Security, Computer Networks, Systems Engineering, Data Analysis, etc... I enjoy Math and Science subjects as well. I don't really view myself as a person who wants to write code all day, but I'd like to do some coding".


I've said this in pretty much every job interview I've had. I currently have a job and it pays decently, so maybe it's not dumb?

6 Answers

  • 9 months ago

    It makes sense to me and it does not sound dumb at all.  One thing though.  I find it a bit wordy.  I'd end it at SDLC.  After that, they probably won't care about what you want to learn.  Especially at an interview - you aren't being hired to learn.  You will be hired to do a job, and that's pretty much it.

  • Judy
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    Makes sense. Might limit the available jobs though.

  • 9 months ago

    I got bored and quit reading ....

  • 9 months ago

    It sounds fine but if you were applying for a job that ws primarily coding then this would likely kill any chance of you getting the job. So long as you don't badly need a job, then I'd stick to the truth but if there came a day where you were desperate for money then maybe coding all day wouldn't be so bad.

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  • Anonymous
    9 months ago

    Whatever floats your boat ⛵

  • danxp2
    Lv 6
    9 months ago

    Thank you for answering your own question in your update. 

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