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Confusing about My career path - please suggest me...

 
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Hello ,
I am Pradeep.I have 3 yrs of exp., in java,j2ee,struts.I was working in one small company .Last year april'2008 got lay off and I lost my job.I had attende some intervies at that time, some interviews got hold, some were I lost,some interviews are not suitable profile(they asked about networking concepts).Present I have neearly 1 year gap in career path.In this mean time I am learning new technologies like ejb,hibernate,... What I made mistakes?What should I do? How to get job again in this recession period?

Please suggest me to rebuild my career...

THanks in advance...
Pradeep
 
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In general, it is a toughter market and you are not alone in this situation. In tougher markets, you need to compete with many other talented professionals:

-- Identify your strengths and weaknesses

-- Prioritize and work on improving your weaknesses.

Some of the things to look at are

-- Try to get some hands-on experience in the sought after technologies/frameworks. You can check the online advertisements to see what the employers are looking for. Once you get some experience put it on your resume.

-- Identify some of the key soft skills you can improve on e.g. communication (both oral & written).

-- Start networking with fellow professionals. Volunteer work, forums, JUG, etc.

-- Spend some time improving your marketing skills. E.g. improved resume, interview skills, phone skills, job hunting skills, etc.

-- finally, while doing all the above, spend some time applying for work.



The following links can also be handy


http://www.javaranch.com


http://www.javaranch.com



all the best.

 
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You seem to write spoken english. Improve on your written communication!
 
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