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Ajil sa
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Joined: Sep 30, 2008
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Hi Friends,

I am having 1 year Java/J2ee experience.
1.
I would like to know what companies in India prefer, Experience in years or knowledge(skills) ?

2.
IT companies are posting requirements as 1 year experience, 2 year experience, 5 year experience etc....
For example ...
Company : XXX
Position : Java/J2ee skills
Experience : 2 - 5 years

If I apply for above position (I am having 1 year j2ee experience + SCJP,SCWCD) , is there any chance that company will accept my resume for an interview ? considering that I am having the skills required by the company XXX.

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Deepak Bala
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If I apply for above position (I am having 1 year j2ee experience + SCJP,SCWCD) , is there any chance that company will accept my resume for an interview ? considering that I am having the skills required by the company XXX.


There is no general answer to that question. Some companies would look beyond the experience but others have a very strict rule regarding it.

Companies that are looking to hire the masses so that they can fit into a big pool will usually be more strict about experience etc etc so they can filter out more people. If however the company is looking to fit you into a more specific role then they might spend more time trying to find out what you know even if your experience does not match their expectations.

But as always, generalizations about generalizations are incorrect


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Ajil sa
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Joined: Sep 30, 2008
Posts: 16
Thanks Deepak.

Does more certifications means fast career growth in terms of money
and knowledge ?
arulk pillai
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Thanks Deepak.

Does more certifications means fast career growth in terms of money
and knowledge ?




Definitely not. There are a lot of other factors that are more important than just academic qualifications.

Experience is very valuable and the big difference is that some have 1 year repeated 4 times while others have real 4 years. Learning should go hand-in-hand with the practical experience.
[ October 09, 2008: Message edited by: arulk pillai ]

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duke glasgow
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Joined: Aug 22, 2008
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Hi friends, i have learn't java and when i applied for job they are asking minimum experience of 1 or 2 years, i can't understand one thing whether knowledge is important or experience is important.
arulk pillai
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You need to have both. Try gaining some experience via voluntary work, open-source project and/or self-taught projects while looking for paid jobs.
Marcel Wentink
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Well I do not know about India. But my experience in the Netherlands is that employer value experience more. If the situation is comparable, I would say go and do volantary work instead of more knowlegde. I've done that too when I left tec college in 1993. Those were bad times, 1993, 1994.

About whether to apply for that job, that really depends on the market. I it was a year ago before the financial crisis, and if it was in the Netherlands, I would say you would have a good chance going for that job. But nowadays, and I don't know about the job market in India either.

But in summary, you can better improve your resume now by doing some real project.

And if needed volantary or start something yourself, may-be your
relatives have a little business where they need some software?

And if you have trouble finding a job, do not loose hope. Even after you have been unemployed for a year or even two years. Information Technology is a job market that is double dependant of the economic trend. In 1993 I thought of changing my carreer. In 1996 I got a pay-raise for nothing, because the IT job climate changed dramaticly and my employer had to keep up with the market, and keep his young staff hired in 1994.

Does that cheer you up a little mate?

Now go for it.
[ October 10, 2008: Message edited by: Marcel Wentink ]
 
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