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How do i break into the job market with no experience?

m brown
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Joined: Mar 01, 2005
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it seems to be the same cycle over and over again....recruiter/hr person calls me for interview. i tell them about me and they ask about my experience. "well i just graduated in june, i dont really have much industry experience".

at this point i can pretty much i forget about the job...

everywhere i go, job fairs, online job search engines like monster etc, they all want people with experience.


what can i do? where do i go? im so lost here. i dont know what to do.
Marc Peabody
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Where are you from and where did you get your degree?


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Viky Kyle
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Joined: Oct 28, 2005
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similar story,
me from India, Computer Engineer also scjp.
Amit Saini
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i was in the same situation...i emphasized on my academic projects and internship. certifications helped a bit too. btw, where are you hunting for a job? india? usa ?
Viky Kyle
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Joined: Oct 28, 2005
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While searching through many companies site I found a lot of openings for .net, asp.net, c# etc. Shall I start learning .net
or java/j2ee is also eqaully hot and looks good for future also.
I know Java is huge technology but I do not have exp. (I am scjp)
so I should try and find java job or .net also good.

I am asking this qst because for experienced people it is easy to find java jobs now but what will it be like in future? java/.net.
[ October 29, 2005: Message edited by: Viky Kyle ]
m brown
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i graduated from a small university from a local suburb. i live very close to the chicagoland area.
Jesus Angeles
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one factor is demand. it would be easier to do that when demand is high. i am not sure what the level of demand is right now.
Jesse Torres
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Originally posted by m brown:
i graduated from a small university from a local suburb. i live very close to the chicagoland area.


Did you earn a BS or AA degree?
m brown
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i earned a bs degree in computer science.

unfortunately, i did not intern or anything in my time in college.

i think that wouldve really helped if i had at least done that.
Henry Wong
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Originally posted by m brown:
i earned a bs degree in computer science.

unfortunately, i did not intern or anything in my time in college.

i think that wouldve really helped if i had at least done that.


Unfortunately, most "freshers" realize this too late, when they start looking for jobs during their senior year. In my case, it was just dumb luck. I needed money, so took summer jobs, coding. Keep in mind, back then, "coding" was not a thing to do for a career. There was no such thing as a computer science or engineering degree.

Henry


Books: Java Threads, 3rd Edition, Jini in a Nutshell, and Java Gems (contributor)
Mark Herschberg
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Originally posted by m brown:
it seems to be the same cycle over and over again....recruiter/hr person calls me for interview. i tell them about me and they ask about my experience. "well i just graduated in june, i dont really have much industry experience".


How do they find you/process you that they do not have your resume in front of them to realize that you just graduated.

--Mark
 
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