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Completed SCJP.. what next?

 
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Hi All,

I have successfully completed SCJP and am not sure as to what I should do next.. My main purpose is for marketability and finding jobs.
I am currently working ( but have landed in a wrong place )
I want to get back on track and want to do some good programming/development (that was the ONE THING I loved to do in college and unfortunately cannot do it here )

so i started with SCJP.. i know Servlets, JSP, JDBC.. how should i proceed?

AND, for a good job, i need good experience...... for good experience i need a job that gives it !!
Every one knows this, but can some one guide me get out of this vicious circle?

Thanks in advance .....
 
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mani manisha wrote:
AND, for a good job, i need good experience...... for good experience i need a job that gives it !!
Every one knows this, but can some one guide me get out of this vicious circle?



Keep in mind that experience is about skills and not just number of years on the job. The concept is, with X number of years of experience, you should be good at Y -- and hence, should easily pass the interview.


It's about skills. If all you did during those X years, is just work on the same task, that experience may not be very helpful at getting you pass the interview.

It's the same with the certifications. It's about skills and not just having a piece of paper. If you crammed for the test, and didn't use it much after getting the certification, it may not be very helpful at getting you pass the interview.


Granted you have limited control of the experience, so you can't know if your experience will be useful. But you do have control over your certifications. Make sure that you are getting the skills, and not just the certs; make sure you keep using those skills, even after getting the certs.

Henry
 
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