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smita mishra
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Joined: May 18, 2006
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i was working earlier as software engineer in java technology.
but as my husband came onsite so i resigned from my job and accompanied with him to zurich.Now most of the time i stay at home.I am looking for an
job which i can work from home like some part time job. I had done my scjp
certification.
Please guide me how to find a part time job ? Please suggest me what should I do now which will help in my career ?

I am confused .........
arulk pillai
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Joined: May 31, 2007
Posts: 3219
You could contribute to open-source projects.

Useful article: http://opensource.ucc.ie/icse2002/HannRobertsSlaughterFielding.pdf

Why participate in open source Java projects?

-- You can learn from and enhance your coding skills by looking at others´┐Ż code.
-- You can get feedback from others on your code.
-- You can enhance your ability to understand problems and develop effective solutions for it.
-- You can proudly mention your contribution on your resume.

If you are still not convinced, go to http://seeker.dice.com/jobsearch and search for "open source".


Where do I look for open source projects?

-- http://www.sourceforge.net/
-- http://dev.java.net/
-- http://jakarta.apache.org/
-- http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/views/java/projects.jsp
-- http://www.google.co.in/search?q=Apache+Java+projects
-- https://www.dev.java.net/servlets/ProjectList
-- https://openjdk.dev.java.net/
-- http://developers.sun.com/javadb/
-- http://www.netbeans.org/
-- https://glassfish.dev.java.net/public/devindex.html
-- http://www.ohloh.net/
-- http://www.freshmeat.net/
-- http://code.google.com/



Freelance work

-- http://www.gofreelance.com/programming/java-programmer.html

-- http://www.getafreelancer.com/projects/by-job/Java.html

-- http://www.liveperson.com/experts/computers-programming/programming/java/


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Joe Ess
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Presumably when you were working you had a network of coworkers and employers. Contact them and let them know if they have any projects that need an extra hand you are available.
IMHO, working on an open-source project may get you some experience which may look good on a resume, but if you are looking for a job now, the people who know you and what your skills have to offer will probably pay off sooner.


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smita mishra
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Joined: May 18, 2006
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thanks for your help.
I have few questions. Currently I am staying in zurich,switzerland.
1.do I need any permission to work on any open source project?
2. can any body tell me how much experience is required to work in this project?
Mark Herschberg
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Originally posted by smita mishra:
thanks for your help.
I have few questions. Currently I am staying in zurich,switzerland.
1.do I need any permission to work on any open source project?
2. can any body tell me how much experience is required to work in this project?


I think there was a miscommunication. An open source project is volunteer work, it's not a part time job. I'm not sure why it was recommended since it doesn't seem to be relevant to what you asked.

If you indeed want a work at home job, you should look on job boards. Two good ones to start with are www.elance.com and www.guru.com.

--Mark
Sonny Gill
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Another useful site is odesk.com


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