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Cleared SCJP and looking for a job

Arun Kumar Gaddam
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Joined: May 05, 2007
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Hi Friends,

I have cleared SCJP with 75% and i am an 2006 pass out with bachelors degree in Electronics and comm.And i am looking for a job. Any opportunities for me?
Rahul Bhattacharjee
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Joined: Nov 29, 2005
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I have not seen that certifications have helped anyone in India for getting ones his/her first job.Do not know how it happens outside.

As fresher one doesnot have much choice of job.What happens if you get a good job as testing professional or C developer ; will you not join that ?


Rahul Bhattacharjee
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Ashutosh Chopra
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Originally posted by Rahul Bhattacharjee:
I have not seen that certifications have helped anyone in India for getting ones his/her first job.Do not know how it happens outside.

As fresher one doesnot have much choice of job.What happens if you get a good job as testing professional or C developer ; will you not join that ?


I disagree with Rahul.Certifications always help you.You will have an extra weightage.You will get interview calls but performance in the interview depends on you.So keep hunting for the job.All the best

Ashutosh
Raghavan Muthu
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Howdy Ashutosh Chopra ,

Welcome to JavaRanch.


I disagree with Rahul.Certifications always help you.You will have an extra weightage.You will get interview calls but performance in the interview depends on you.So keep hunting for the job.All the best


Good to see that you help not to reduce the motivation factor of the OP.

But whatever Rahul said is perfectly fine as per my experiences and inferences. Being a fresher (mean in the initial stage of your career), no way you can get a control on what you would be working on. That holds good for the platform, domain, technology etc.,

Perhaps, there may be a very little chance for an individual to get as per their preference. But that is very little, i repeat!
[ September 10, 2007: Message edited by: Raghavan Muthu ]

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Raghavan Muthu
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Arun Kumar Gaddam,

You can definitely mention the SCJP score in your CV so that it will have an impact and may help the employers to put you into Java based projects.

Good luck
Srikanth Basa
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Arun, check your private message.
Ashutosh Chopra
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Originally posted by Raghavan Muthu:
Howdy Ashutosh Chopra ,

Welcome to JavaRanch.



Good to see that you help not to reduce the motivation factor of the OP.

But whatever Rahul said is perfectly fine as per my experiences and inferences. Being a fresher (mean in the initial stage of your career), no way you can get a control on what you would be working on. That holds good for the platform, domain, technology etc.,

Perhaps, there may be a very little chance for an individual to get as per their preference. But that is very little, i repeat!

[ September 10, 2007: Message edited by: Raghavan Muthu ]


I agree with you Raghavan but i just mentioned that its a extra weightage to get interview calls and it all depends on his performance.Great to see all of you motivating the youngster.All the best again.

Ashutosh
[ September 10, 2007: Message edited by: Ashutosh Chopra ]
Burkhard Hassel
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To Arun:
Kindly check your private messages using the "My Profile" link above.

To the others:
This is the "Jobs Wanted" forum, not the "Jobs Discussion" forum.

Yours,
Bu,


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Damodar Mukherjee
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Joined: Mar 20, 2007
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What I realized after my SCJP is, you will be very much confident in Java programming and that will surely help you in interview


You will learn a lot through this certification process



And knowledge is the power...


So Carry on


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arulk pillai
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I agree with "Ashutosh Chopra". Also would like to add that it is only more useful for beginners who have less or no hands on experience. Once you have more experience, then your CV should concentrate more on your achievements/accomplishments and pointing out your strengths in key areas as discussed in free Java/J2EE CV guide at http://www.lulu.com/java-success. You need to know how to market yourself via effective CV and no one is going to give you a job just only based on Java certification. For a beginner Java developer the certification is one of the accomplishments but not the only one enough to secure a job.


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