This week's book giveaway is in the OCAJP 8 forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide and have Edward Finegan & Robert Liguori on-line! See this thread for details.
No, certifications don't get you jobs. You get yourself jobs.
Think of certifications as a great way to learn a technology, and a boost for your career. It helps on your resume, but it is only a little piece of your resume. You still have to answer their questions to their liking to get a job. Good Luck