Originally posted by Alenka Shtykel:
Yep definitely. I hear Cobol programers have an easy transition to Java. So, best of luck there!!!
Originally posted by Lizette Donelly:
I gave in to the nagging feeling of not being in new technology, and quit Cobol mainframe - after 22 years at it. Just passed the Java programmer's certification by self-studying, but what now? My 40+ Cobol friends are all grinning, saying there's new jobs opening up in Cobol.. Is anybody willing to employ one with NO Java experience, but a lot in analysis, design, programming, maintenance? I dont know if I should do one of the Enterprise exams first to improve my job chances - but which one - Web or business? I'm hooked onto the Java and would like to make a career out of it - even at this 'late age'!
Originally posted by Rufus BugleWeed:
It could be incedibily difficult to land your first job in the java arena. Getting Enterprise Architect will make you a stronger candidate, but there's a down side too. When you put that certificate on your resume they start asking much tougher questions. Many people have ( it's been discussed many times around the ranch ) a syndrome I will call certificate envy. Some - many peoples attitudes will be - So you think you are an architect, hotshot?
Take that cobol job and keep studying and looking for a java job.
You are in a bad career for age discrimination. They really like to hire people from 25 to 30. Is that not the pattern you have seen in the work place?