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Junior Java Developer in UK

George Goubak
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Joined: Jun 14, 2009
Posts: 14
Hello all,

Three weeks ago I finished my MSc and started the search for a job in the UK (I'm foreigner). Although I have very good knowledge (and two years of working experience in another country) of PHP, JavaScript (Core JavaScript, AJAX, jQuery), XML, HTML, CSS and SQL I decided to try the Java way!

I have some knowledge of Java (Core Java, Servlets, JDBC) from my BSc and MSc projects and dissertations, but since I have no working experience I'm searching for a Junior Java Developer position. The problem is that I cannot find any Junior Java Developer positions in the North-West! Not even one! There are only a limited number of opportunities in London, but nowhere else..

Since I need working experience to advance my knowledge in Java, what do you believe I should do? Relocate to London (even if it's not sure that I can find a Junior position even there), relocate to another country, or try to advance from Java to .Net (I'm a quick learner)? It's very frustrating that I find so many Junior .Net Developer positions everywhere.. The only thing that keeps me from relocating to London is that I believe I will struggle to live in London with the salary of a Junior Developer..

Thanks in advance for any advice!

PS: I'm 26 years old and I believe that I can become an excelent Java developer (if I manage to find a job )
Soumil Shah
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Joined: Jul 13, 2009
Posts: 54
It depends on your choice....
And as per your quote...
George Goubak wrote:PS: I'm 26 years old and I believe that I can become an excelent Java developer (if I manage to find a job )

I would suggest you should stick with java...
Gursel Koca
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Joined: Nov 12, 2009
Posts: 2
unfortunately, uk it job market is one of the worst in world. I do suggest try your chance in another country..

George Goubak
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Joined: Jun 14, 2009
Posts: 14
One more question regarding to my hunt for a Java job:
Do you believe that if I get some Java Certifications it will be easier to land a job without any working experience or only the experience matters?

Soumil Shah wrote:It depends on your choice....
And as per your quote...
George Goubak wrote:PS: I'm 26 years old and I believe that I can become an excelent Java developer (if I manage to find a job )

I would suggest you should stick with java...


I want to stick with Java but soon I'll have to eat somehow! I'm running out of money!

Gursel Koca wrote:unfortunately, uk it job market is one of the worst in world. I do suggest try your chance in another country..





I do not agree to tell you the truth (for the it job market at general), but in which country do you propose to search?
Joe Harry
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Joined: Sep 26, 2006
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George Goubak wrote:Hello all,

Three weeks ago I finished my MSc and started the search for a job in the UK (I'm foreigner). Although I have very good knowledge (and two years of working experience in another country) of PHP, JavaScript (Core JavaScript, AJAX, jQuery), XML, HTML, CSS and SQL I decided to try the Java way!

I have some knowledge of Java (Core Java, Servlets, JDBC) from my BSc and MSc projects and dissertations, but since I have no working experience I'm searching for a Junior Java Developer position. The problem is that I cannot find any Junior Java Developer positions in the North-West! Not even one! There are only a limited number of opportunities in London, but nowhere else..

Since I need working experience to advance my knowledge in Java, what do you believe I should do? Relocate to London (even if it's not sure that I can find a Junior position even there), relocate to another country, or try to advance from Java to .Net (I'm a quick learner)? It's very frustrating that I find so many Junior .Net Developer positions everywhere.. The only thing that keeps me from relocating to London is that I believe I will struggle to live in London with the salary of a Junior Developer..

Thanks in advance for any advice!

PS: I'm 26 years old and I believe that I can become an excelent Java developer (if I manage to find a job )


You will find scores of people with the same experience and skill set that you have.


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