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Since you guys are fairly awesome, I figure I'd pose the dilemma I'm having here.
I just recently graduated from college with my full Bachelor's in Comp Sci. I wish to work as a software developer/engineer/programmer.
I have about a year and a half's, maybe two if you squint at it funny, worth of actual development experience, though none of it is in .NET as everyone wants, so finding a job is actually being quite hard.
I've been sending out my resumes and applying to everything that it looks like I might be able to qualify for - even some that I don't. So, that's not a problem.
My issue, however is that I've found another job that I'm more than qualified for, that pays more, but isn't really close at all to what I want to be doing.
There is a position out there for tech support, that I'm slightly more qualified for than what they're asking, and though it most certainly pays more, it's tech support. No one with a soul wants to do tech support. Since we're in such harsh and "bad economic times," I'm uncertain if I should apply to it for fear that I'll actually get it solely for the pay, even though it's not close to what I want to be doing at all.
One other issue I have is that if I were to get the job, this leaves me with even less time spent developing, making it that much harder to find a real developer position in a couple of years.
So, I don't know what to do. I'm sure that I'll eventually find a developer position, but I fear that if I were to go in this other direction I'll never get close again, and thus stuck in a soul-crushing tech support position forever. What do you guys think?