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Rakesh Joshi
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Joined: Feb 24, 2006
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Hello Friends
I need some urgent advice, I am a programmer with about 3+ years of experience in a very small company. I've tried a lot to get a job in any good company(MNC) the problem is with my education, I've done MCA through distance education the problem is most of the company doeas not consider distance education, so should I quit IT field and look some other kind of jobs or I will get an opportunity with this qualifications please help me

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Mohan Karthick
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Joined: Apr 11, 2005
Posts: 199
you must have done graduation as regular course. Now a days all company are prefering plain graduation as well.
even though if want to give more weigtage, go for certification.

if u have good knowledge of programming, then in today's scenario getting job is very easy.

good luck !!
Kj Reddy
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Joined: Sep 20, 2003
Posts: 1704
Santosh, your experience & skill set will have more weightage then your degree. Some companies just takes only MCA(regualar), BEs. But many companys do take Diploma Holders, BCom, BA people with good experience and technical skills. So if you try you can jump into a MNC.

Good luck for your job search.
Manish Hatwalne
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Joined: Sep 22, 2001
Posts: 2591

Nothing wrong in MCA with distance education. A friend of mine is working in Oracle and he has done his MCA from IGNOU. As long as you know your stuff well & you are technically sound, there are lot of compnies which will give you a chance with your expereince. Just present yourself more confidently.

Most working people complete masters part-time or with distance learning (MBA etc), in fact it is usually seen by HR as a good sign of a person who is trying to upgrade himself.

- Manish
Gagan Indus
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Joined: Feb 28, 2001
Posts: 346

As everyone else have already emphasized, your profile is just fine. I also know few people working in some of the biggest Indian IT companies with very similar profiles. Actually, companies are finding it very hard to find 3-year experienced persons who actually know what they do, so if you are good at what you do, then this is one of the best times to be looking for job in Indian IT.

I would also second Mohan's point -- in order to accentuate your experience, you might consider pursuing a matching certification. That should make yourself, and the HR guys, feel more confident.

Good luck.

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Rakesh Joshi
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Joined: Feb 24, 2006
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Thank you Gagan, Manish, KJ and Mohan you people are really very helpful. I've done Sun certification, I was wondering whether people with distance education are able to get good jobs or I need to upgrade my education level. I got an example, Thanks again.

Ganesh Prakhya
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Joined: May 05, 2004
Posts: 76
Hi Santhosh,

I don't think education plays a great role unless we are from IIT or so. Take my example, I did my B.Sc and started my career in a construction company as programmer and I have 3.5 years of experience in Java and next month I am joining HP as Sr.Software Engineer with good hike.

I am doing M.Sc computer science part time, as I have Ph.D plans in future. Ph.D also I am planning to do part time. Its all in your attitude, if you good at your work NOBODY CAN BEAT YOU.

KJ, what do you say on this? am I right?

Good Luck Dude,
Kj Reddy
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Joined: Sep 20, 2003
Posts: 1704
Ganesh, well said. You example should be good motivation to Santosh. I have met many people who are just Diploma holders, BCom and who used to very good in programming. Also they are very good in their deliverables compare to some people who are very good in their educatiion qualification.
Rajeev Ravindran
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Joined: Aug 27, 2002
Posts: 455

I did my MCA from IGNOU and im really happpy about it. My resume thrown into trash by many companies because i did my MCA part time, it happens but it doesn't mean that I have to quit the IT industry.. Now I have around 5 years of experience; if i hadn't done my MCA through IGNOU my experience would have been only 2 years. You know experience does matter in IT field! Now i am in the USA, working with an insurance giant. Add more certifications, it will definitely help you, you can take my word on that.

Good luck !


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Bharat Roy
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Joined: Jul 01, 2004
Posts: 156
Originally posted by Santosh Joshi:
.... so should I quit IT field ....

When things go wrong as they sometimes will;
When the road you're trudging seems all uphill;
When the funds are low, and the debts are high
And you want to smile, but have to sigh;
When care is pressing you down a bit-
Rest if you must, but do not quit.
- Chief Joseph
Rajan Chinna
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Joined: Jul 01, 2004
Posts: 320
Santosh as our experienced ranchers suggested don't lose heart, keep trying........ its all time factor.

I did and started working, after working 2 years joined MCA corres and now in usa working for top auto gaint.
Keep working and looking.... hardwork sure pays.
ak pillai
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Joined: Feb 11, 2006
Posts: 288
Experience and skills are more important and valuable. Hang in there and you will definitely find a good job. All you require is just a foot in the door of a large company and lot of hard work then onwards to make it to the top. Whenever you find time try to acquire new skills which are in demand. The best way to do that is look at the Job advertisements and see what skills in Java/J2EE are in demand.

For example: at the moment Hibernate, Spring, Tapestry are well sought after. I was a mechanical engineer 5 years ago, and now working as a technical specialist/architect. Nothing can replace hardwork, right attitude and passion, no matter what career path you choose. If you like Java/J2EE stay there and slowly work yourself up to the top.

Good Luck.

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