I currently have approx one year J2SE experience and want to change jobs. Is it worth me going for another J2SE position or should I go for a J2EE one? Will I be able to get a J2EE position without commercial experience? If not then how can I get into it? I am already a SCJP and SCJD, but would it maybe worth going for one of the J2EE certifications before looking for a J2EE position?
I feel this is a very personal decision, whether to go for j2se or j2ee.. but in case u r one of the techie guys, u can go for j2ee too.. as there are lots and lots of opportunities for j2ee guys.. and there is a lot to learn too! I work for an MNC in india, and we are made to work on j2se/j2ee/.net or whatever the business demands. I am not sure of the trend at your place. Try finding out through your friends. As far as the certification exams are concerned, I personally feel not to go for one without any work experience. I also see that there are a lot of guys out there with multiple certifications - enthusiasts maybe. If you are one of those, you may go for it; and it may help you get J2EE projects also.. as for preping for those certs, u will anyways have to practice some coding - and that means you have enough knowledge to start your career in this field.
Not sure if this helps, but just wrote in my views.