I am so fustrated in my job search. I do not have a BA or a BS. I have 2 Associate Degrees in Computer Programming and Internet Technologies. I am certified in Java 2 and Visual Basic. I have written a couple of servlets for my company I work for now, but it is not full time developement. I feel like I understand programming and really do enjoy it, but I cannot find a full time programming job. My questions are: Is my lack of a BA or BS making potential employeers over look me? Should I pursue more certifications? I am studying for the CIW, but I am not sure if it would help. I guess I am just looking to see what companies are looking for, so I can adjust what I need to do.
I wouldn't attribute your failure to find a job to anything negative about your credentials. There are a lot of experienced people with good background who cannot find employment right now. In my opinion, certifications will help you both in finding a job when the market improves and in your subsequent career.
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