After 12 years working in tech support, consulting & systems administration in various jobs I am debating whether to transition into a programming position.
I have a degree in computing, majoring in software engineering, however that was a over 10 years ago. I recently completed an intermediate-level college unit
with a pass mark of 90%. I really enjoyed the Java language.
I'm not sure what kind of entry-level Java-based position to aim for. Any suggestions out there? I am thinking of obtaining the first 2 Oracle Java certifications for something to put on my CV. Is there anything else I can do to increase my employability?
I have thought about Android or web app development, but I'm concerned about the potential graphic design skills that may be required with these positions. I'm no good with UI, Photoshop etc!
Also, I'm 35 now. After reading articles such as http://developers.slashdot.org/story/12/04/23/1928202/software-engineering-is-a-dead-end-career-says-bloomberg
, will employers consider me too old to take on?
Any advice much appreciated!