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I don't want to be quite as harsh, but I too was surprised at how many of the examples were either wrong, or took a ton of tweaking to get working.
On the positive side though, all that messing around and hair pulling probably helped me learn EJBs a lot better.
Thanks for the advice!
It turns out that, at this particular company, I found out that the VP of Technology "was not totally opposed to the idea of hiring a junior person", so the HR manager told me that it was basically up to me to sell myself and impress him in the second/technical interview.
I guess it must have worked, because I got an offer for a Java Developer position today. Woo woo!
Brooks
21 years ago
It depends where you are thinking of moving and what your level of experience is. Canada is a big country!
Apparently in Toronto, Java is very prevalent. Out here on the West Coast it is definitely more Microsoft-focused but that is slowly changing.
I can only speak for Vancouver, but here it seems that they are only interested in you if you are Senior level. Getting a junior development job using Java is very difficult. VB/ASP jobs are falling out of the trees though!
Hope this helps,
Brooks
21 years ago
Hi there,
I am a recent graduate who is really looking into getting into Java. Unfortunately, Vancouver (where I am from- Oh Canada!) is a total MS town and there is not a lot of Java being done.
That being said, there is a big demand for Java people here, but it is only for senior people. Everyone wants someone else to train you I guess.
However, there is one big Java company that I had an interview for today. There is a chance that I can get in doing development, but the HR guy said the more likely scenario would be that I could get in doing QA, and probably move into development in 8-12 months time.
My question is, do you all think that doing QA would be smart, or should I keep looking and either pray to get in doing Java development right off the bat, or sell my soul and go MS. I guess my biggest fear is that I'll end up being trapped in QA forever. (That and I'll end up hating QA and get depressed about more than the ubiqitous rain here).
Any input anyone has would be greatly appreciated!
-Brooks
21 years ago
Hi there, could you post your code and what you are exactly typing to try to compile it?
(ie "javac HelloWorldApp" as opposed to "javac HelloWorldApp.java" )
Thanks,
-Brooks
21 years ago