Hi, I have recently completed SCJP.Now started preparing for SCWCD.still now i have not worked any where.After completing this i'm planning to search jobs in java. Is this a good approach??? or go for any other options?
Hi.. Well, As you are mentioning that you dont have much experience in JSP and Servlets. And you want to look for job in java after you get this certification..you can do that too. But Accroding to me much practical approach will be, Hence you are already SCJP that should give you some platform to look for job. I will suggest start looking for job from right now.
Cause by the time you will get your SCWCD it will be 2 to 3 months from now on.And if you will start looking for job in java 1 month to 2 month is the practial looking time you are talking about depends upon which country you are in right now ( USA or INDIA OR Any other part of world).
So when you will get the job you are already familiar with lots of JSP servlet concepts ( one more month from now, if you follow Headfirst Servlet and JSP book..thats pretty easy to follow). So you will be actaully face interview better while you are already preparing for SCWCD.
So to summarize my suggestion will be start looking for job and go agressive for SCWCD. by the time you will get your job you are on your way to get certified any way. That way you wont loose any time inbetween.
Even I am in the same situation..completed SCJP and started studying HF Servlets and JSP. I found the book very very useful..I am in USA.Thankyou for your advise.Any more suggestions???Can u suggest me any ways as to get a job fast???I am very desperate to get a job and so trying hard to finish SCWCD as soon as possible...Are there any other requirements in the job market now???Any other certifications that are more valuable???
Thanks in advance,
Javainn<br /> <br />SCJP,SCWCD,SCBCD,<br />ICED (IBM-287,IBM-484,IBM-486)
IBM certified in DB2 V 8.1 Family Fundamentals (IBM 700)
HI Javainn, I have been working on Java for a year now.Most of my work was in JSPs. I recently shifted job after my SCJP. They didnt even asked me any qurstion on Java after seeing SCJP 1.4 on my resume.Only questions were on Servlets,JSp and some SQL and DB fundas.Yes it Helps and your chances of getting job is almost quintupled(5 times) after your SCJP. so go get IT! your job is almost ready.
Thankyou for the information. I have a doubt...r there many openings as Java developer than for J2EE? Because I have no work experience in java . As I am SCJP 1.4,I am pretty much comfortable with all the concepts. Hence I have started my preparation for SCWCD. Please let me know if I can get a job with no experience in java ?? If you have any info regarding this,can you please forward me the details to my personal mail ID:email@example.com... I am now in US.
Thanks in advance for your advice,
Joined: Dec 13, 2004
Hi.. I can relate to your situation of searching for job. Been there , Faced that.
To start with couple suggestions
1) Make your resume such a way that it reflects overall j2ee skills.
Strategy : Search on to dice.com, monster.com, to look for j2ee jobs. Apart from java what all skills employers are looking for.
In general if you want to get into j2EE, you are expected to be familiar with Concept of Java, JSP, Servlets, Struts ( Head First Servlet and JSP book is real good one to get sound understating of JSP,SERVLET, STRUTS), XML ( basic understanding), and any of the App server and webserver. Download free version of WSAD ( web spehere Application Developer studio - its trial version is free).
If you can afford take help from professional resume writers such as monster have their own resume services. Its a personal experience of my friends that they got average one call per week for a job when they had resume done through professional service than others who got average 1 call per month with ordinary resume.
Again to summarize java, jsp,servlets, xml, struts, webspehere, tomcat , jboss - overall knowledge should be good enough for you to get interview calls.
you may not get job at very first interview but then every previous interview will prepare you for the next interview..and thats the way to go.
Good luck with your job search
Joined: Mar 23, 2005
Thank u ashton,ketan and thariq for ur valuable advice and encouraging words.And do help me if there r anyother things to keep in mind while searching for a job or facing an interview .
Thankyou Ashton,Kethan,thariq for your valuable suggestions. Ashton..from what you said i understood that I can make my resume by including J2EE concepts also. Thankyou Valli for rising the topic as i am also in the same boat. If you come to know of any info...please do mail me to my personal ID:firstname.lastname@example.org Ok Ashton...I would follow what you said. Thankyou so much for your guidance.