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Best way to get work experience...

 
Waria Ahmed
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Hi,

I am currently working in IT support and studying java in my spair time.

I was looking to start hunting for java jobs around March but even the junior roles require experience. Hence I was pondering whether to do a unpaid work experience / internship for 6 months in java.

Does anyone have any advice on the best way to find these type of jobs?

Thanks in advance.
 
Jimmy Clark
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You can check out local non-profit organizations, e.g. community centers, faith-based organizations, schools, etc. Try to meet people and figure out how you can help them with different things they need to do. If you can write software that helps them, this will give you verifiable work experience and maybe good connections for references, etc.

Also, Java is a name and a trademark. In English, the first letter of a name or trademark is capitalized. If you spell it "java", this is a spelling mistake.

Good luck!
[ October 10, 2008: Message edited by: James Clark ]
 
Joe Ess
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Browse this forum for a few minutes. This topic gets posted at least once a week. Here is last week's version.
When I talk to wannabe developers, I want to know what they've done in the way of personal projects. Nothing says "go-getter" like someone who's written an app to tag MP3 files in his collection or organize photos or written scripts to make his IT support job easier on his team. When I was last job searching I made a web app that showed my skills and pointed prospective employers in that direction.

James Clark:Also, Java is a name. In English, the first letter of a name is capitalized. If you spell it "java", this is a mistake.

Dude. If you are going to take up that flag, you will be a very busy man on this site.
[ October 10, 2008: Message edited by: Joe Ess ]
 
arulk pillai
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Consider contributing to open-source projects or try for volunteer work.
 
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Originally posted by Waria Ahmed:
Hence I was pondering whether to do a unpaid work experience / internship for 6 months in java.

Does anyone have any advice on the best way to find these type of jobs?


One of the easiest way to get job placement is through 'co-op' but that requires you to be in a school/college that provides this type of service.

In Ontario, you can go to unemployment agencies provided by the provincial government - I hear they provide job placements, counseling, resume-writing, things like that but I'm not too sure about the details.

If anyone else have other suggestions, I would love to hear them.

Thanks.
 
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