David Starr wrote:I just was informed I was not selected for the Scheme/Java job, as I remain unemployed, looking for entry level Java.
It's not that bad. You've got more time to learn Clojure in your own spare time :-)
Seriuosly, you should give Clojure a harder try since it may bring more fun that Java. Although Java's important - learning Java API helps a lot in Clojure as it leverages lots of the APIs - Clojure might influence your thinking in a pleasant way.
I fully agree that picking the right language for a start is not an easy task now when Clojure, Scala and Java (not to mention Ruby, Python or F#) are available and they bring their own fun. Good luck!