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I am currently seeking employment after graduating from university with my Computer Science degree. I have literally been studying 8-11 hours a day for the past 2-3 months since graduating and the rest of the hours of the day has been spent with my wife and children. I started applying for developer and programming positions back in October 2017 since that time I have only had 3 phone screens with Human Resources and 1 in-house interview. The in-house interview is with my current employer's development section. I was blessed to receive a second interview that is scheduled for next week. However, I am worried if I do not receive a offer from my employer then I am stuck in a black hole.

My main disadvantage is that I could not take internships to gain professional experience due to my responsibilities to my family. I am truly behind the eight ball here! I thought at first it was the way I handled the phone screens. However, I had a human representative and a couple of higher management prospects mock interview me and I did really well.

Any advice in breaking into this field with no prior professional experience?
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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