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How much Java should I know before applying for Entry Level

 
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I have this terrible fear that if I get an entry level Java job that I will not know enough and will be quickly let go. Can examples be given as to what I should know? Maybe say something like "if you can complete this project you are ready for an entry level Java job". I will admit my weak point is OOP since I was not taught it in college.
 
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James Hambrick wrote:... that I will not know enough and will be quickly let go...


1. Lower your negative thinking
2. If you are confident enough to create an application by yourself in java, you are the best person for the job.
 
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What kind of application? There's a difference between a Hello World program and making my MS Word type program.
 
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James,
For entry level, it is how fast you learn that matters more than what you know. I wouldn't let go an entry level person because they didn't know enough. As long as they are making an effort to learn.

That said, I expect entry level candidates (and college interns) to know certain things. It would come out at the interview if the candidate didn't know enough. So he/she wouldn't be let go, but he/she wouldn't be hired either.

You should learn OOP.
 
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James Hambrick wrote:What kind of application? There's a difference between a Hello World program and making my MS Word type program.



As an entry level, I would definitely not expect a person to know "MS word" type program, Hell, if he knew that much, he would be taking my interview instead of the other way around

Hello world isn't an application, its a program.

A Program does something, an application helps someone achieve something


my definition though, and i am a weird person
 
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