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abid ali shaikh
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Joined: Jan 03, 2009
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i am abid. i have completed SCJP with 93% . have very strong knowlege of JSP and servlet.i have 4 years of teaching experience . now i want to start as java developer. i also get calls but they don't count the teaching experience. doing SCWCD will it help?
please give me advice.

arulk pillai
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If teaching experience did not help, I don't think SCWCD will help.

-- Some how get a foot in the door. Even if it is an entry level position. You can work your way up quickly.
-- Increase your hands on experience with tutorials, self-taught projects, and open-source contributions.

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Henry Wong
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What do you mean by "due to teaching experience they dont consider"? Are you saying that because you are a teacher that they don't want you? Or are you saying that they don't count the teaching experience, and hence, offering you a salary lower because you have little experience that counts?

Henry


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arulk pillai
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Henry Wong wrote:What do you mean by "due to teaching experience they dont consider"? Are you saying that because you are a teacher that they don't want you? Or are you saying that they don't count the teaching experience, and hence, offering you a salary lower because you have little experience that counts?

Henry


I think he means the latter.
Henry Wong
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arulk pillai wrote:
I think he means the latter.


Yea. I thought so too... but making sure.

Quite frankly, I think it is to be expected. Going from teaching to programming is very like changing careers. And changing careers generally mean starting over.

Henry
Sandeep Awasthi
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Joined: Oct 23, 2003
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Doing more certification will not help. I would suggest instead of doing more certification, if possible contribute in open source project or some low salary part time *coding* job in small companies.


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sette cammini
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Joined: Apr 09, 2010
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abid ali shaikh wrote:i am abid. i have completed SCJP with 93% . have very strong knowlege of JSP and servlet.i have 4 years of teaching experience . now i want to start as java developer. i also get calls but they don't count the teaching experience. doing SCWCD will it help?
please give me advice.



You have to start by learning first, practice, practice, practice.


 
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