At the moment I am working on JSP with Oracle as database and I have about 2 -3 years experience of Java experience especially in Swing, JSP and Servlets. I am in the IT Dept of a government company in Middle East . I joined this company about 8 months back. If I continue to work here, I will not gain any experience and I will be jeopardizing my career.
From career perspective I am planning to re-locate or find a good opening that will better for my career f I pursue for Sun Certification Java Programmer exam with 3 years of experience in Java related technologies like JSP, Servlets and Swing, would I be in a better position to get a good break?
Besides how�s the job market in Germany and Singapore for Java programmers and other countries?
Please give your suggestions and I would appreciate all your comments.
Never take anything for granted because you never know when you will lose it
Originally posted by Cosmos Ja: If I continue to work here, I will not gain any experience and I will be jeopardizing my career.
What makes you say this? Aint u working on any .. any.. and just ANY damn thing?
There are some companies which are good in giving us those valuable years to our CV. And there are some in which we get the 'real' and 'good' work to do. The ones we really want to work in.
Governtment job, means u have atleast some job security than the other software houses. So I would suggest be there patiently. Im not asking you to spend your rest of the life there. But do your self study. Get one (or two?) certification done .. as u will have more time to study in such a job. Equip yourself. Complete one more year and have 4 years of exp on paper and then move on!
1. Continue your self-improvement efforts including study, certification, and writing programs. There are links to good projects in JavaRanch. Ask your boss for extra work - every department has projects that would be useful but are not budgeted.
2. As long as your job title is "programmer", you are accumulating "years of experience" for your resume. Stay where you are.
3. When you have enough "experience" and the required knowledge, you can get the type of job you really want.