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Jeff Bergan
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Hello,
I am looking for advice. I have less than a yr of experience, and that mostly vb, asp and such. Only about 2 mos of Java. I would like to go back to Java and so wondering if I should put the time in for the cert, and then look, or just see what I can get. I am in Denver so the market here is fair compared to other places. Oh and I was laid off yesterday so now I am footloose! Even thought about sitting in a class again if that would really help me focus on the cert and find more contacts. Or if anyone knows anything about projects being done for not for profit companies I would gladly volunteer to get more java exp.
Thanks,
Jeff
 
M Prembroke
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Do you have a CS or similar degree? From people I know in real life as well as what I read, the market is nearly dead for new hiring, especially for "junior" level.
Good luck though, life sucks sometimes.
 
Rajesh Hegde
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Hi Jeff :
I was in a similar situation like you until last week. I am also in a junior level position and i was laid off 2 weeks back. But then luckily for me ,my previous client took me back on a new contract (but not sure how long it will last). So be positive, as life always springs up pleasant surprises and oppurtunities.
Rajesh
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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