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I started a Software Engineering degree in 2012 but after 1 and a half years I couldn't continue.
I had an internship as a Programmer and after that I didn't have time for university anymore, only for working. After that more than 3 years in experience in multi-national companies working as a Programmer.
But, in my country they have titulitis.
Now I can't find a job because for each interview, the interviewer agrees that I am experienced in the technology they use and quizzes prove it. But at the end, even after 2+ interview sessions, they say: "sorry, you dont have the title, we won't hire you".
I'm kind of furious because:
1- They knew it from the beginning (it's stated clearly in my CV), but they made me waste time and gave me hope.
2- Having a title doesnt give you all the knowledge needed for a job.
How can I make them ignore the fact I don't have the title and stand out as the experienced programmer I am?
Note: experienced but obviously with so much to learn.