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Java and related technologies helpful during recession?

 
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Hello Everybody,

This is my first post here. I'm planning to write SCJP 6.0 in a couple of weeks. I'm planning to take the SCWCD exam after this but haven't yet started preparing for it.
I have about 6 months experience working in Java web components. I'm presently unemployed.

Which additional Java and related technologies would be helpful in getting a job/ a headstart during recession and make a career out of Java. I have a Bachelors in IT and want to eventually move on to pursue an MBA.

Any suggestions?

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Location: New Delhi, India
 
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Most of experienced ranchers will advice you to learn Hibernate,Spring,Struts,JMS and web 2.0 technologies.
Maybe some of them tell you contribute on openSource projects which will take time.

I am sorta jobless my damn self.I have planned to diversify my skills and started learning c# and php because in my region
they are not playing with Java and asking for php,Vb.net ,C#.net and mysql.Some of them wants swing developer,
oracle dba administrator and J2me developer.The latter I don't know.I will go with the former.

I would advice you to jump in Information security field but it's very hard for the less experienced Java guys.
One has to start from scratch and it takes at least an year to be trained system admin and then more.

They say things will get worst before it gets better.

Currently I am doing 6000 Rs/month only job in core Java/sql and there is no learning opportunity there.

best regards,
omi
 
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Thanks for the reply Omi. The number of skills required by recruiters is sometimes overwhelming.
Where would be a good place to start if you want to get trained in Information security. Any good training institutes in Delhi? What about career growth and job security.
 
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Ability to research things is one of the key skills to have. I would recommend you to do an online research to see demand what you intend to do before chasing after various things.

Also, work out what your strengths are and what you really enjoy doing? If you work harder and smarter, you can find a break. It is always harder to get an initial break.

I was unemployed in my original field of mechanical engineering for about a year (in 1994). Academically I performed a lot better than my bach-mates, but they all beat me to it in finding a relevant employment. I learnt a lot since then in terms of job hunting skills, networking, self promotion, interview skills, etc. Keep trying by applying the right strategies and you will find a break sooner or later.


Check my other posts like https://coderanch.com/t/33396/Jobs-Discussion/handy-job-hunting-tips-tough


Good luck.
 
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Thanks for the info and tips Arulk.
 
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Good words Arulk. You always talk to the point.
 
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arulk pillai wrote:
..job hunting skills, networking, self promotion, interview skills, etc. Keep trying by applying the right strategies and you will find a break sooner or later.


In current situation networking is utmost important than any other skill.Hiring practices will become like those till early 90s.i.e.-Unless you have some relative/friend in the company its tough to find a job solely on your skills(tech+communication).
 
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