Unrelated to individuals here, I have some general advice. I think this is the best place for it.
If you’re seeking a job in development, and you do not have a job right now, then please learn some technologies. Time and again we get an interview, and someone tells the same story. The conversation goes:
“Yeah, I was stuck programming in (old system/esoteric technology no one uses). So I’d really like to do some new stuff and move my career forward.”
“Ok, what have you been learning these last X months (since unemployment started)?”
“Oh, for the last week I reviewed what you guys had on the job listing. I’ve done a hello world program.”
You’re done right there with me. I’m not one of those people who expects you to live and breathe programming. We have room for rockstars who spend every second developing and career people who work hard at their jobs but treat it just like a job that ends at 5 every day. But if you are specifically applying to our job posting with the intent to learn the technologies we use, then learn them! No one is stopping you! It’s never been easier to find answers and everything is free. Do some shit, put it on github, and then put your github on your resume. I’ll already have reviewed it for our interview and I might even talk to you about it. You can tell me about the problems you encountered, how you solved them, what you liked and didn’t like, and how much fun you had learning it. Then you’re in. So far, no one does this. Around and around we go.