This is my first post here.
I was a web developer for 2 years. Then for family reasons I had to leave my job. I have done an msc after that which was finished last year.so in total 3 years I'm out of work.
Now I'm desperate to start my career as a java developer as I'm not liking web development anymore.
I'm not getting interview for java roles. Recruiter s contact me mostly for web developer jobs
I REALLY need your help to guide me to get a java developer position. Please suggest what steps I should follow?
A certification can't hurt. The OCA is very basic. It's the OCA/OCP combo that show you know Java.
As far as what kind of projects, something to show you know how to build an app. You could do a game or an Android app or a shopping cart app or .... There's no right/wrong answer here. The idea is to show you can code.