I can't afford to do Junior Java Developer for £25K..
P Kowalski wrote:I now need to do something practical, the only problem is most things seem way too difficult and require multiple skills, not just Java. Other things are so trivial that it is hard to keep focus on them as they feel waste of time.
Depends where you go; it probably will go no farther if you move to Reading, Guildford or Cambridge. And if you move somewhere like Blackburn where £25000 will go a long way, will you be able to find such a job?
chris webster wrote: . . . Consider moving out of London if you can - that salary will go a lot further outside London.. . . .
Sorry missed your answer - unfortunately I was not offered this role in the end. My company is still looking for developers but I was told I am not experienced enough.
Tim Cooke wrote:A CodeRanch colleague just reminded me of this other discussion we had a couple of months ago. Did you take the Junior Java Developer job at your company? Or are you still deliberating on it?
This is actually a very good idea, I will try this.
chris webster wrote:As for skills to acquire, start looking at what real employers are demanding for real jobs e.g. look at graduate recruitment sites, company recruitment pages, and online job sites like Job Serve. Pick one or two key skills that seem to be in demand, are interesting to you, and can be acquired on your own