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Being unexp. , how should I look for a JAVA job?

Prateesh Pandey
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Joined: Jul 19, 2005
Posts: 45
Hi,
I am F Y MCA student. I have to pursue MCA from a little known college of north India, because of personal reasons.
I worked my best for self development and completed three levels of German language course from MMB Mumbai, SCJP1.4 & SCWCD1.4 with flying colors.

My college is not trying to conduct placement interviews that's why i am worried about my future. Nobody is ready to look at an unexperienced person in the open job market. In spite of it i am applying regulary to the targets with minimum experience required but not getting any response.

I need help to place myself on the right track so that I could dare to win the race.

I know you all ranchers are very much experienced and can help me best by giving valuable advices.


Regards,<br />Prateesh<br />SCJP 1.4,SCWCD 1.4
Theodore Casser
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Joined: Mar 14, 2001
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I think it depends on how you're going about things.

The best way (and I don't know the job market in your area) is still to look for entry level positions as I imagine you're doing. Just keep with it and you'll eventually come across some success somewhere. In the meantime, don't just sit idle - work on open source projects and the like to keep building up some kind of experience that you can point to in an interview. Keep involved and something will come of it.


Theodore Jonathan Casser
SCJP/SCSNI/SCBCD/SCWCD/SCDJWS/SCMAD/SCEA/MCTS/MCPD... and so many more letters than you can shake a stick at!
kayal cox
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Joined: Aug 19, 2004
Posts: 376
3 ideas that helped me:

1. Don't feel shy about developing your networking skills. I think having contacts can really help in getting that first break. Maintain contact with friends and college-seniors.

2. Sign up with Yahoo or other groups that have job ads for freshers. I know there are some that contain good info. Because many entry level positions and walk-ins are not advertised, being a member of groups like these is beneficial.

3. Don't feel bad about accepting positions that you consider beneath you. Friends of mine, studied at IT training institutes, and then became class/lab instructors which helped them hone their skills, diversify their contacts, improved communication skills, and enabled them to get a good job.

Keep trying. Good luck!
[ September 14, 2005: Message edited by: kayal cox ]
Kj Reddy
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Joined: Sep 20, 2003
Posts: 1704
As you are fresher dont just stick to Java and big companies. Try to take up whichever comes in your way. Once you gain experience you can switch to other company and other technologies.


Freshers jobs are not advertised in news papers. All jobs are either walk ins are thru references. So try to keep in touch with your seniors and other people who are already in jobs. There are lot of yahoo groups dedicated to freshers job where you will know about walk ins. One of such group is chetana groups.

And distribute your resume to as many companies as possible either thru mail or snail mail. There are many companies recruiting freshers so do apply those companies on online. Like CTS, TCS, Wipro, IBM, Oracle etc., recruiting freshers always. So apply all this companies on online. They may call you for written test any time. So be preapred for the test.

Good Luck.
Arun Prasath
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Joined: Sep 17, 2003
Posts: 192
Also another yahoogroup by name "whitepapers" contains details about openings in many Indian companies for freshers. keep a look at that too.
Prateesh Pandey
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Joined: Jul 19, 2005
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I am really grateful to you all.
Nicky Eng
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Joined: Mar 26, 2005
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"....They may call you for written test any time. So be preapred for the test."


written test? what kind of test? knowledge based on java?


From NickyEng
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Kj Reddy
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Joined: Sep 20, 2003
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Originally posted by Nicky Eng:


written test? what kind of test? knowledge based on java?


In India it will be mostly aptitude test which consits testing your quantitative, analytical, verbal etc.,
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
 
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