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Laid off still not able to get a job

 
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Hi,

I joined a big IT company as a fresher. I was working in maintenance project(in Java) and half have completed SCJP Certification also. I got laid off in march 2009 and I have 1.6 years of experience still not able to get a job . I am not able to decide whether I should change my domain to get a job because I am seeing a lot of vacancies for .net n all as compared to java (in Mumbai).
Please advice.


 
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Shalini Zing wrote:I am not able to decide whether I should change my domain to get a job because I am seeing a lot of vacancies for .net n all as compared to java (in Mumbai).



Quite frankly, I don't see working in .NET as "changing domains", as a developers should be fluent in multiple technologies. I have worked in .NET (albeit, for only a few months) and kinda enjoyed it. C# is a cool language.

So, if you could obtain a .NET job, why not?

Henry
 
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Henry Wong wrote:

Shalini Zing wrote:I am not able to decide whether I should change my domain to get a job because I am seeing a lot of vacancies for .net n all as compared to java (in Mumbai).



Quite frankly, I don't see working in .NET as "changing domains", as a developers should be fluent in multiple technologies. I have worked in .NET (albeit, for only a few months) and kinda enjoyed it. C# is a cool language.

So, if you could obtain a .NET job, why not?


Henry



But my problem is that I have no experience in .net n need to study it from scratch which will take time.Earlier I was focused that i wanna be in Java n was also studying for SCWCD Certification but due to market conditions I am into two minds.
 
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Welcome to JavaRanch

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Shalini Zing wrote:

because I am seeing a lot of vacancies for .net n all as compared to java (in Mumbai).
Please advice.



Grass always looks green at other side.

You can get job in Java if you know technologies in demand. My suggestion is try to get job on whatever you know. If that is not working out, try to learn something which is related to what you know, but is in demand. Learning something from scratch like dot net may take more time and without real experience in dot net, it will be hard for you to get job in dot net.
 
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I agree with Sandeep.

-- Find ways to improve your resume by learning and gaining some hands-on experience in the sought-after technologies and frameworks. These experience could come from self-taught projects, open-source projects, volunteer work, etc.


-- Improve your job hunting, networking and marketing skills.

-- If certifications are popular with your employers, then go for the SCWCD.

-- Finally, stay positive and continue to work at it. You are not alone. So many others are finding it tough. You need to compete with so many others. So, find ways to differentiate yourself from your competition.
 
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