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Writing this in a bit of frustrated but yet 'wanting to be helpful' mode myself -

Following is the list of things I am currently considering for my employement, after a career break:

1. Master about 250+ interview questions on various topics (example: JSP, SERVLET, STRUTS, HIBERNATE, SPRING, CORE JAVA, COLLECTIONS, THREADS, STRING, JAVASCRIPT, etc). Revise them *every week* so as to stay prepared as interview could happen the next day!

2. Procure several certifications on hot JAVA skills (could be CLOUD computing, CORE JAVA programmer/developer, etc).

3. Code and create a repository at GITHUB and update resume highlighting this link.

4. Freelance.

5. Practice about 10 programming and 10 SQL assignments as frequently as possible (every day or alternate day is best), as some interviewers ask you to code as part of screening interviews (recently a company asked me to code checking for Palindrome, factorial, etc). There are some sites on the net that could be reached for this purpose - they provide the assignments.

What else?
 
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Please read this before you post again.
Apart from its being regarded as rude, the spelling JAVA is incorrect.

Or. . . . none of the above. Start by creating some real code which you can show around. It is probably best to put it onto a wed‑based Git repository. Creating real code is probably the most useful thing to do. You probably won't get a freelance job without such experience.
 
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Campbell,

Please don't get me wrong. I'm sure being a knowledgeable and helpful person in here gives you a definite advantage in expressing what you opine about a post. But that does not mean every opinion of ours is correct. I have expressed nothing in bad taste and the use of bold letters is just for the technology names. And you mention about writing 'real code'. That is exactly what I mean by saying upload code in GitHub repo. I was not aware someone could not understand that!

Thanks.
 
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I am sorry about missing what you said about Github.
You will be sorry when the attitude you showed in your last post loses you the job application.
 
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What are you? Some kind of a "rudeness incarnate"?

You are not a better judge of what happens to me or anyone, when the attitude problem lies in you more than others.

In my experience so far, you have contributed nothing to any of my questions, other than pointing errors.

Anyway, adios to you.
 
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Guys - relax.

Ravi: Something missing from your list is soft skills. Reviewing projects you worked on in the past so you can talk about what it was like working with teammates, problem solving, etc.
 
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Also, one of the techniques used during an interview, is to be rude, in order to see how the candidate behaves.  Personally, I think that it is a stupid technique, that it doesn't really work at finding a good candidate, that Google made famous (or more correctly, infamous).

Regardless, getting into an argument is probably *not* the correct answer -- regardless of how bad the technique is.

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Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:Guys - relax.

Ravi: Something missing from your list is soft skills. Reviewing projects you worked on in the past so you can talk about what it was like working with teammates, problem solving, etc.



Thanks, Jeanne. Agree, there is really more to the list I formulated in the OP, and your suggestion is valid indeed!

In the meantime, I am back into the *workforce* myself found a good job. The interview process included writing code on the spot for smaller problems (about a dozen of them) and preparing ahead by practicing coding skills in sites such as 'HackerRank' had been helpful!
 
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Congratulations on the job
 
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Campbell Ritchie wrote:Congratulations on the job



Appreciate it!
 
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Ravi Desigan wrote:In the meantime, I am back into the *workforce* myself found a good job. The interview process included writing code on the spot for smaller problems (about a dozen of them) and preparing ahead by practicing coding skills in sites such as 'HackerRank' had been helpful!


Congrats! Glad to hear your practicing coding helped!
 
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