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What's the presently hot skill set

 
Derek Grey
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hi guys,
I am a master's student (CS) graduating this semester. Needed some information on which skill set is most in demand now.
From the previous messages posted I could see that though JAVA is the choice for most of us to work on (....obvious, this being a java site), there aren't many openings out there.
I had the thought of going for SCJP but going by the responses I have postponed that to later. Presently I am an MCP in both VB 6.0 and SQL Server 6.5, do you'all think these would be useful to find a job now, in this dry market.
Also I am quite good at C++ programming.
Thanks you'all
 
Roseanne Zhang
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For your skill set, go for C# and .NET!!!
For some other possible choices, read here:
http://www.webappcabaret.com/javachina/faq/09.htm#job_Q2
 
Sameer Jamal
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c++ Unix
still in demand
 
Derek Grey
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Thanks Zhang, Jamal and Maj for the reply and the site that you forwarded....it was helpful. And as one of u said, I truly believe that the future belongs to java.
When Jamal said "Unix", I was a bit confused on what do jobs in unix have to do, I am good at shell programming and have been doing some work in perl programming and system administration too.
 
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I was a bit confused on what do jobs in unix have to do

Well if you are good at shell programming, know some perl and system admin work as you state - than you are all set.
 
Tony Alicea
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Not only the future but the present belongs to Java. .Net is flawed and will probably fail.
Java is six years ahead of .Net.
DOT NOT I mean! Ha ha!
 
jess Chiu
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Hi guys:
Just wonder that java job is full?
I am current graduate with master degree and did lot in java. But I never find any chance in java until now, instead I find chance in ASP, Perl.
Someone tell me that java is only demand in large company which are hard to enter.
Is it true?
Need ur help.
regards
 
Holmes Wong
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Yeah, Java has future, but lots of java people got fired. The java market is really down now, its just useless for now....
 
Jim Baiter
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It seems that in software in general there has been this nightmarish inversion from 500 jobs per resume to 500 resumes per job.
 
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