I am Senior Java Developer with 9 years of hands-on experience. Off late I have started looking out for a job change and started preparing for interviews. I have not been into job hunt from last 5 years so not really sure what to expect in the interviews. It will be great if forum members can help me in providing some inputs on what kind of preparation is needed for someone like me (with this experience level) who is looking for a Senior Developer and team lead kind of a role. My confusion basically is that I am past the mid-experience level so what kind of questions should I be expecting apart from project experience.
Are you working in India?
If yes, be prepared to answer questions like :why do you want to be a developer at 9 years of experience.
I am already facing this in 6 years of experience.
In India most of the organizations think 5-6 years of development is OK. Then you have to take leadership roles. If you do not, then after 7-8 years they take it as some defect in you, that you are still doing development means there must be some problem with you.
Luckily this trend is slowly changing in some bigger Indian organizations.
But US and Europe based organizations are hiring experienced developers. I think they better understand the importance of an experienced developer than most of the Indian organizations.
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