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I am 25years old. I have recently cleared SCJP5.0 certification exam with 93%. Prior to this I had no experience, no knowledge in any of the software languages. It was really tough for me to start learning java in the beginning . In the beginning I studied c++ for 15 days , for a month basics of java and then I prepared 3 months for certification.

You may be thinking what's great in that.

Actually I am B.Tech Mechanical, MBA Marketing Guy with one year of work experience in Marketing. I always had interest in Computers but my parents push me to Mechanical Engg. and MBA(Not from any of the preimer institute).

Now during my job hours I have to sit with one of software developer in my company and seeing him doing coding I now started taking interest in Java.

Now after clearing SCJP I wish to shift to IT sector. I love doing coding a lot, can someone advice me is there any chance for me now in Java (also I am now preparing for SCWCD)to get the JOB.
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Hey Dude,

First of all congratulations for the certification. Let me tell you that it takes a lot of initiative to do what you just did (as in move to a different field altogether). Kudos to you for that. Not many people have the kind of drive you have (atleast as far as I know.. ). Keep up the tempo.

Apply for jobs and you should be able to get one as a fresher. Job market is pretty good in India. A good start would be to get into a smaller firm or a startup and then go on from there.

All the best!
 
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You could also see if there are any transfers available in your company. Or even working part time on Java on part time on marketing for a while as career development.
 
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Its definitely possible to get Java job with your background. Keep up your enthusiasm. Since you already completed SCJP 5.0 your chances of Java jobs are very high. May be you can start applying for jobs in your city for any Java related openings. Initially you may not get high-level job however you may get developer role where you can start on real coding stuff.

Before switching job try to get Java job in your current company.
Best of luck
 
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