I am a certified java programmer (SCJP) and web component developer (SCWCD) without any real industrial experience. I'm confused because the list of technologies is endless; there's ejb, jaxp, jaf, jdni, jta, jaas, jms, javamail, design patterns etc. Do I need to master all these before I can secure a job as a developer?
It will be pretty hard to find a good job on certifications alone. Everyone in my SW development group holds a CS or related B.S/masters degree w/ at least 9 years of experience. Some hold SCJP. I have SCJP, SCJD, SCWCD and a masters.
Hi, Could you teach? Try to connect with your old professors and offer to volunteer helping him/her out through grading and then ask for teaching assistant job. If not, offer to tutor those students with a humble fee. Trust me, some of those students will let you know programming is the hardest thing "GOD" ever created. All of those are for your resume. If you can teach, can tutor, can mentor, you have natural ability to lead. Companies like that. When you confident in yourself, it will rubs on others too. Land your dream career from the front counter not from the kitchen, is my point. If you cannot teach because of your English fluency or whatever, then the other solution try to volunteer develop website for local nonprofit organizations. Heck, I have seen many City Halls with darn embarrash websites, yet when you apply for the job, they give you a long list of laundry list. From it you can start your consultant business, with available income, you could have many options. Do not look for work with a wet feet, it is acceptable if the position is Intern. Regards, MCao [ October 23, 2003: Message edited by: Matt Cao ]
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