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Hi guys,
I am a SCJP and I am a B.Tech. I am preparing for both SCWCD and SCWCD and hopefully I will pass both the exam before 20th of this month.
I passed my engineering in 2005. Then I decided to go for CAT(A management test here in India). I got good percentage in 2005 and decided to drop for 1 year for better result and hence a better college.
I prepared for it with the best I could but unfortunately I got Jaundice just 15 day prior to the exam and on the day of the exam I was in hospital and for a long time.
Then it took near about 6-8 months to get recovered.
Then I decided to get a JOB as soon as possible. I passed SCJP 5 last year and here I am about to clear SCWCD and SCBCD and I am quite sure about it as I am preparing from quite a long time for both the examination.
Now I need to go for a job and the obvious question that will arise at the time of interview would be for those 4 years that I lost.
And I need a job very badly as there are some personal matters going to be worsen very soon if i don't get a good JOB.
Now please guide me what to say at the time of interview or I should go with a different plan in my mind. Or is there anything completely different that I can do?
And what else should learn?
If your suggestion is not appropriate to post here, please pm me and guide me about what to do now. I feel like I am not going to get a job soon

Please Please help me. I am stuck and I would be thankful thought out my life for the help.
 
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Hello muksh,

Your post itself contains the answer to your question. You don't need to hide anything. Just tell them whatever is responsible for carrier gap if they ask atall. You don't have any professional experience so you have to start your carrier as a fresher.
 
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First and foremost, don't get panic!!! Have a specific plan in your mind. Put your best effort to clear SCWCD and SCBCD. Try for job across India in all locations and you don't need to hide anything. Just be honest of your career gap. Think of worst and prepare for it mentally. Maintain positive attitude and Good Luck!
 
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"I believe in Murphy's law."

what is Murphy's law??
 
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Ravi Pavan wrote:what is Murphy's law??




Dr. Google give you this link when you search for Murphy's law. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murphy's_law
 
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An optimistic person will never believe in Murphys Law.

 
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Ravi Pavan wrote:
An optimistic person will never believe in Murphys Law.



Its not about being optimistic or pessimistic, its about expecting best and preparing for the worst. I've practially experienced Murphy's law.

Once I was doing major production code changes, I've taken all the pre-cautions to avoid exception in the last minute and left one small condition thinking that this small condition will not even occur. To my surprise, that small condition did occured and caused the system to go down for 9 hours and it became a serious issue. Later I've fixed it and its a different story.

What Murphy's law says is, not leave any doors for problem and prepare to face the problem and its worst consequences.
 
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Hello Muksh,

From my experience I found the truth that Honesty indeed is THE BEST policy.

In the mean time I strongly recommend to learn Struts 1.x. Following book is very easy to follow & covers everything:
Professional Jakarta Struts by James Goodwill and Richard Hightower John Wiley & Sons © 2004
(Struts.in.Action Manning Pub 2003 is Bible of Struts)

Struts(implements MVC design pattern in Java) is most widely used framework & almost every project uses it. It's easy to learn.
Above book will definitely help you.

Do all the sample projects in the book.

Must Read Arulkumarn's book: Java/J2EE Job Interview Companion: Arulkumaran Kumaraswamipillai
https://coderanch.com/t/431276/Jobs-Discussion/careers/Java-J-EE-interview-companion#1915369
http://www.lulu.com/java-success
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1411668243?tag=jranch-20

Overwhelming majority of the people working in SW industry are no better than freshers with 6-months of experience repeated many times.
Even I found so called star performers with 6+ years of exp are like that only.

CDAC/NCST recruit people in various positions through its nation wide exam CST every year. This year they recruited 300 people. Even if one get
contractual position with them exp earned their will do sea of good & Industry recognizes the same very well. Above all I found from my exp that
working in these institutions changes one's attitude from fear to fight & awakens CAN DO spirit even in very ordinary people with degrees like BA/BCom.

CDAC Mumbai/Bangalore(earlier NCST) takes people even with BA/BCom degree with good score in CST exam as Project Engineers/TA/STA etc.

Keep an eye on career section of CDAC(http://cdac.in) & NCST(http://cst.cdacmumbai.in) & try to get high score in CST.

http://cst.cdacmumbai.in/?q=/node/38
http://cst.cdacmumbai.in/?q=/node/105

Read this thread & my reply here: https://coderanch.com/t/422008/Jobs-Discussion/careers/info-about-SAP-GURU#1861174

God Bless
- Ashu
 
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Ravi Pavan wrote:
An optimistic person will never believe in Murphys Law.




There is actually a followup to Murphy's law that basically states.... Murphy was an optimist...

Henry
 
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Ashu Krsna wrote: Must Read Arulkumarn's book: Java/J2EE Job Interview Companion: Arulkumaran Kumaraswamipillai

I think that's Arulk Pillai who is a frequent contributor here.
 
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Campbell Ritchie wrote:

Ashu Krsna wrote: Must Read Arulkumarn's book: Java/J2EE Job Interview Companion: Arulkumaran Kumaraswamipillai

I think that's Arulk Pillai who is a frequent contributor here.



That's true Henry.
 
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I get called lots of things but not usually Henry
 
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Sorry Campbell. mistook Henry Wong for you.

Following yahoo group & its allied sites are extremely popular among job seekers esp people with little or no experience:

http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/CHETANA-JOBS-NEW/
http://www.chetanasforum.com/
http://www.chetanas.com/ [CHETANA -Seniors]
http://www.chetanasinterview.com/

Other popular sites are:
http://www.vyoms.com/
http://www.discussionsworld.com/default.asp

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/nestjobs/

http://www.mywalkin.com/
http://jobs.geekinterview.com/

http://placementpapers.net/helpingroot/
http://freshersworld.com/
 
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Apology accepted. Now, has Henry noticed?
 
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Sorry Campbell. mistook Henry Wong for you.


Shouldn't it be "Sorry Campbell.mistook you for Henry Wong?"
Man I can be so fussy sometimes!!!
 
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Nikhil Sun wrote:Shouldn't it be "Sorry Campbell.mistook you for Henry Wong?"

You will have to ask Henry that
 
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