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?
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.