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What does it take to get a good job?

Soniya Ahuja
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Joined: Jul 20, 2008
Posts: 83
Hello Friends,
I am 2007 passout and following is a snippet of my resume.
Technical Skills

Operating SystemsWindows 98 � 2003, Windows Vista, Linux(User)
Programming LanguagesJava, C, C++, Pl-SQL
Other LanguagesSQL, J2EE, HTML, XML, JavaScript, AJAX
FrameworksStruts 1.1/1.2, Struts 2.0, Spring, Hibernate, Ext JS
DatabaseOracle 9i, Oracle 10g, MS-ACCESS
Tools and UtilitiesEclipse 3.2, Visual Source Safe, Team Site 6.7, MS Visio, Tomcat
Graphic DesigningAdobe Photoshop 7, Macromedia Flash 8, SoThink SWFQuicker 2


Certification Summary

External

1.Sun Certified Java Programmer for the Java Platform, Standard Edition 5.0
2.Sun Certified Web Component Developer for the Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 5

Internal

1.Cognizant Certified Professional for Core Java Level 0
2.Cognizant Certified Professional for Oracle 8i SQL/Pl-SQL
3.Cognizant Certified Professional for Oracle 10g SQL/Pl-SQL
4.Cognizant Certified Professional for Life Sciences Level 0

Not a much impressive list I know but then that's all I could do in the eight months I spent in my company. However, I am dissatisfied with quality of work and also the growth prospects. Is there any chance of finding a better job(read as development/ code maintenance which requires brains) in a good company any where in the world with the Java Profile I carry?

I have also trained two batches on SCJP and SCWCD and received Very good and excellent feedback.

I really don't know how to go for applying for new jobs. I mean, on the net, there are a few jobs for 0-1 year with a good company.

You suggestions (even referrals) would be really appreciated.

Thanks


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Sunit Gupta
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Joined: Jul 21, 2008
Posts: 44
At this experience level, it'll be difficult for you to move out. Try to apply for job postings within company, network with people to explore interesting opportunities within company. You can also seek transfer to to different location withing company to increase your chances e.g. Pune location of your company and other services companies are BFSI domain centric where you can get some interesting opportunities.
arulk pillai
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Joined: May 31, 2007
Posts: 3223
1. Promote yourself as a well-balanced candidate on your resume.

2. Try find avenues to stand-out from someone who has done exactly samething as you. e.g. Contributing to opensource projects, self-taught projects using sought-after technologies, extra curricular activities, etc.

3. As suggested before, network with like minded professionals.

4. Have atleast some familiarity with sought-after technologies/frameworks.

5. Spend some time and if required professional help to get your resume right. This is your marketing document.


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Vishal Gupta
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Joined: Apr 01, 2008
Posts: 32
Soniya,
Why do you think your profile not impressive!..its brilliant and outstanding considering your experience (just 8 months :roll: !!!)
I think you need start from here -post your resume on different job websites. I know it would be difficult to get a call as you have very less exp but keep trying!
- face few interviews, you will get an idea what are the company expectations from you.
- as well as you can feel/or ask about what type of work you are going to get!
- Do the research about the company, ask your frnds, find out whether its product devlopment or service - based company. Work culture is little different in these 2 types of company (on "general" ground!! not related to specific scenario)

rest of suggestions are good to follow as given by Sunit and Arul! I feel Networking is most imp and useful!!

All the best!
[ August 26, 2008: Message edited by: Vishal Gupta ]

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Sagar Rohankar
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Joined: Feb 19, 2008
Posts: 2902
    
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Originally posted by Soniya Ahuja:
Hello Friends,
I am 2007 passout and following is a snippet of my resume.
Technical Skills

Operating SystemsWindows 98 � 2003, Windows Vista, Linux(User)
Programming LanguagesJava, C, C++, Pl-SQL
Other LanguagesSQL, J2EE, HTML, XML, JavaScript, AJAX
FrameworksStruts 1.1/1.2, Struts 2.0, Spring, Hibernate, Ext JS
DatabaseOracle 9i, Oracle 10g, MS-ACCESS
Tools and UtilitiesEclipse 3.2, Visual Source Safe, Team Site 6.7, MS Visio, Tomcat
Graphic DesigningAdobe Photoshop 7, Macromedia Flash 8, SoThink SWFQuicker 2


Certification Summary

External

1.Sun Certified Java Programmer for the Java Platform, Standard Edition 5.0
2.Sun Certified Web Component Developer for the Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 5

Internal

1.Cognizant Certified Professional for Core Java Level 0
2.Cognizant Certified Professional for Oracle 8i SQL/Pl-SQL
3.Cognizant Certified Professional for Oracle 10g SQL/Pl-SQL
4.Cognizant Certified Professional for Life Sciences Level 0


I just get depressed when I saw your resume snippet , I`m too 2007 pass out carrying 8 months of experience in Java , But there is big difference BTW skill you got and those of mine !

Originally posted by Soniya Ahuja:

Not a much impressive list I know but then that's all I could do in the eight months I spent in my company.


Good Joke, Do you really mean it ? then

[ September 05, 2008: Message edited by: Sagar Rohankar ]

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Bobby Sharma
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Joined: Mar 18, 2008
Posts: 574
    
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For good job :
1)Learn network programming in Java
2)Learn Concurrency stuffs
3)Improve your soft sklls as Big brother said.

Or

Learn Network programming,Windows Programming,Kernel programming and
Real time application programming in c/c++.

The famous maxim : C++ is most powerful language in the planet.

best regards,
omi


Back to Java , again.
Soniya Ahuja
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Joined: Jul 20, 2008
Posts: 83
Hello All,

Thanks for all your suggestions. Well, I am trying networking in my company. Right now there are loads of freshers on bench so it isn't before November (i.e. the month in which i'll get confirmed) that I can switch for a job internally.

Well, I've been working with JAVA for quite some time now. I was just wondering if I should really be switching back to C++. I mean, c and c++ are the fundamentals but then I don't understand how they'll help because I haven't been exposed to big scale projects yet.

For networking in Java, I am learning EJB 3.0 and I think for it I'll also need to look through JNDI, JDBC, RMI, etc. Will this help?

Thanks again every one
Bobby Sharma
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Joined: Mar 18, 2008
Posts: 574
    
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If you want to do networking in Java how about writing Network application
without using RMI.You can play with Java IO and threads.All I want to tell
you is you have to be hardcore programmer.

you can do project such as p2p network,spiders,bots to encourage yourself.

I recommended you c++ because I thought you have good programming knowledge
it it but as you said it's only fundamental then forget it.C++ is big thing:
the person who program in c++ don't have time for other stuffs because C++ is most powerful and surprising language in the planet.(I don't like it because I don't surprises )

If you want to do networking(Cisco kind of stuff),c++ is best programming language for that game.

Other members can tell you more about Java.

best regards,
omi
 
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