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possible to get another domain with other domain experience

 
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Hi,
Past 6 months i am working in a product based software company.
Working in 'jbase' language domain.
Using that language only they have developing their product.
i know java very well.got sun certification also.
Is it possible to enter into java domain in another software company after one year experience.
kindly suggest your thoughts.

 
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If you know Java you would be able to answer the questions in the interview then I do not think there is any company would say that since you have been working in jBase so they would not take you , Hah. Of course you can .
 
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Hi,
i got what you are trying to say.
Thank you for your suggestion.
 
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@Manish..,
Sanjay said that he is working in a specific technology for just 6 months, and I agree that this is not going affect his career fairly, if he want to move Java.
But my doubt here is how about one person starting his career in a specific outdated technology(like cobol)even he has studied and did some projects in Java during his college days. After 2 years the person wants to move Java, what will be the reaction in interview. Have they offer him a Java related developing position? I agree that language is not a matter for real developers, but in practical without having working knowledge of specific language, how could people move around languages..?
 
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sanjay kuppusamy, Welcome to the Ranch
 
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Bharath Raja wrote:@Manish..,
Sanjay said that he is working in a specific technology for just 6 months, and I agree that this is not going affect his career fairly, if he want to move Java.
But my doubt here is how about one person starting his career in a specific outdated technology(like cobol)even he has studied and did some projects in Java during his college days. After 2 years the person wants to move Java, what will be the reaction in interview. Have they offer him a Java related developing position? I agree that language is not a matter for real developers, but in practical without having working knowledge of specific language, how could people move around languages..?



My answers to your doubts would be few questions to you:
Why do you want to move to Java in the first place ? Is it because you like Java or is it because you 'think' there are more jobs in Java than cobol ?

-> If you do like Java so much that even after 2 years you want to move to Java/J2EE you then of course you would have started studying those concepts already, AND you have to bear in mind that you would start as a fresher in the domain, where as in COBOL you would be with 2 years of work experience. It would be similar to losing 2 years of relevant experience.
If you are thinking about jobs, then let me remind you that there are plenty of jobs in COBOL as well ! Remember, if java jobs are more, so are java competitors. In the COBOL field, (I am assuming mainframes domain) you would have much less competition.

Bharath Raja wrote:@Manish..,
but in practical without having working knowledge of specific language, how could people move around languages..?


You CAN'T. You have to study it.
 
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Hii every one
i am facing the same issue , i know java very well,sun certified and i have passion for it, but currently i am doing iphone application development and learnt Objective c, i even didnt heard it before , as i was assingned to work on it ,i had to do it , but i seriousely want to return to Java and web development, so is it possible?
 
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amrut sabade wrote:Hii every one
i am facing the same issue , i know java very well,sun certified and i have passion for it, but currently i am doing iphone application development and learnt Objective c, i even didnt heard it before , as i was assingned to work on it ,i had to do it , but i seriousely want to return to Java and web development, so is it possible?



You certainly can get back into Java. Technology has a shelf life though, so if you haven't used a technology for a few years, you may have missed some new information. As mentioned, you must be able to pass the interview questions. If you haven't done anything with Java for two years, that will be hard unless the company asks trivial questions (probably not a company you want to work for). I suggest you do things on your own to get back into Java. After all, in this field, we must actively nurture our skills.

In situations like yours, I look for candidates who remained active in Java through open source projects or personal projects. Start an open source project or contribute actively to one. Work on personal projects that require you to learn new things relevant to the jobs you are most interested in. Read about the technologies you are interested in on a regular basis.

One thing I don't look for are certifications. That's not to say many employers value these. My experience is that certifications are a poor indicator of ability.

Good luck.
 
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One thing I don't look for are certifications. That's not to say many employers value these. My experience is that certifications are a poor indicator of ability.



I agree with this statement.
 
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Yes you can do that...
 
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