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Hello All

After some time ago, I completed the SCJD (or OCMJD) and passed . However I am now trying to get my CV together and I am unsure of how I am approaching this .

Firstly, because it was a project that was not commercial, could I say on my CV that I got 6 months experience in Java anyway?

Secondly, how would the below section of my CV come across to someone who is recruiting for a Java developer/programmer? Is the description\Technologies used\skills acquired accurate or inaccurate, too short or too long?


September 2010 – March 2011 Bodgitt and Scarper Developer Project

This project was a fictitious company of home improvement contractors.
The project involved designing and developing a multi-user application
for the broker’s Customer Service Representatives that accommodate
future changes along with help files and user manual.


Technologies used: Java 1.6, Eclipse Galileo IDE, RMI, Swing

Skills Acquired: 3-tier systems, project management, threading,
concurrency, GUI design and design patterns

Achievement: Awarded certification as a Java Developer by Oracle



I appreciate any help that is offered.

Thanks

Kevin
 
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If this is "your" CV, then you should describe what "you" did rather than a basic description of an "academic" project. Also, you shouldn't attempt to pass this off as if it was work experience.

The relationship between the Java Developer certificate and this "project" is fuzzy.
 
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Thanks for your reply Jimmy.

The relationship between the Java Developer certificate and this "project" is fuzzy.



Can you explain to me some more about this? When you say that it is fuzzy, is it because as a reader reading the description you did not think that it was a Java developers assignment until you read the achievements? Maybe in the description, I need to make clear that the work carried out was to qualify me as a Java developer.
 
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There is nothing in the description that states that these activities were part of a certification assignment or test. I would add it to the description or move some stuff araound like below:

Certification

Oracle Certified Java Programmer, March 2011

Developed Java application for home improvement contractors.
Designed a multi-user application for the broker’s Customer Service
Representatives. {Other stuff may be added}

Technologies used: Java 1.6, Eclipse Galileo IDE, RMI, Swing

 
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