Here's a good pro certification story: When I applied for my first job as a java software engineer, they had me take a written test that was almost exactly the same as the questions that appear on the SCJP exam, which I had just passed a couple months earlier.
Originally posted by Cheng Wei Lee:
Wow, the questions were exactly the same? I think Sun's lawyers might be knocking on the doors of your ex-employer... Unless our ex-employer was Sun...
Originally posted by Shreyas Reddy:
when the recruiter asked me about java access modifiers i didn't respond in fraction of second and she finds me unfit for the position....the resume clearly says i am SCJP and SCWCD...and thus i failed to go to actual interview. Doesn't the certifications say we know the something to pass the exam?
It is so depressing...
i was applying fora position and was screened on phone. when the recruiter asked me about java access modifiers i didn't respond in fraction of second and she finds me unfit for the position....
thanks all. I was little depressed for several hours but i am out of it now.
And a big YES to preparing better for interviews.....For access modifiers for some reason i didn't remember the 'protected' and i couldn't answer ONLY one EJB related question... all other EJB related question i answered 'instantly'. I stopped blaming the recruiter and started concentrating on my preparation.
i honestly feel even though you know some things sometimes you cannot remember...or may be it is just me...and i have been working in java for around 6 years on and off depending on the project work.
THANKS again all.