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Is this a good enough Profile to consider a job switch?

 
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I have been working in IT industry for 2 years and 9 months now.

I worked on PowerBuilder for 18 months for a major telecom client of my company, as a developer. It was maintenance work where we coded for patches, released thrice every year. The work involved direct interaction with clients[based in the US].
Then I was assigned to an internal project(in-house project), which involved working on Java Technology(QUARTZ Scheduler, Hibernate, Object Pooling) and MySQL. It was a development project and the learning was awesome. All this took five months of my life.
Then, I was moved to an altogether different team which was to work on a new Mobile platform that goes by the name of Android.
I have been working on Android for about 8 months now. In these 8 months, I have been a part of numerous PoC applications which I think were pretty good. I am pretty much comfortable with Android development now.

Due to monetary reasons, I have a need to switch my Job.I dont want to work on PowerBuilder because I am not at all comfortable with it. Perhaps, because it is not in mainstream(not used too much). I want to work in Java/Android but my experience is too less. Besides, I dont have any experience in any of the frameworks like Struts, Spring, AJAX etc.
To make my resume better, I took SCJP6 exam recently and cleared it with 93%. I still feel not-so-good about my profile and specially about my experiences.

Do you think my profile is good enough to even consider a job switch?

Thanks.
 
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If you are not happy with your profile, work on some tutorials, self-taught projects and open-source projects to get some hands-on experience in sought-after technologies and frameworks.
 
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Your profile has a lot of variety. Are you keen on shifting to a java shop when you make a switch ? Most companies want to know what relevant experience a candidate has with the technology for which they are hiring for. As long as you can answer interview questions they will still select you.

Is grade / position an important consideration for you ? How would you rank money, grade, position, technology involved etc ?
 
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Deepak Bala wrote:Your profile has a lot of variety. Are you keen on shifting to a java shop when you make a switch ? Most companies want to know what relevant experience a candidate has with the technology for which they are hiring for. As long as you can answer interview questions they will still select you.

Is grade / position an important consideration for you ? How would you rank money, grade, position, technology involved etc ?



I would like to work on either java or android.

I dont worry too much about the position as long as the work is good and I get to learn something. But as I already mentioned, unfortunately, money is what I require at this point. And I think, that will have an influence eventually.

@Arulk : thanks for your advice!
 
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Since you asked, I shall comment, even though this is an old post. Agree with the advice given already. You need to ask around where there are jobs available. Get job e-mails or job searches; there are many sites which provide that sort of service. Contact a local charity or voluntary organisation and find out whether they need a database written; then you can practise using Java and MySQL and Hibernate again.
When you go looking at jobs, tell them you want to change because you aren't happy working with PowerBuilder.
Whether you can get more money, or how many jobs are available, I don't know, but the experience you have provided looks good, as you have already been told.
 
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