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Prash Singh
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Joined: Aug 23, 2009
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Dear All,

I have been working in a software company for about 1 year.
I want to go for interviews now.
could you please provide me some resources where I could enhance my java technical knowledge
in Core as well as Advance.

Please guide me.

Thanks and Regards
arulk pillai
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-- Brush up on the Java/JEE fundamentals
-- Reflect back on your achievements
-- Reserach the organization you are interviewing with
-- Learn the Do's and Don'ts at the interviews.


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James Elsey
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Also be honest, don't "pretend" that you know something when you don't. Chances are the person interviewing you will be more experienced, so they'll sniff that out easily


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Prash Singh
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Joined: Aug 23, 2009
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Dear Arulk Sir,

Thanks for your reply.
The thing whenever I think that I've covered a topic, I learn that something new has been
asked at interview.
So that really takes me back to start it all over again from scratch..

Please Help me, cause I really don't want to mess in interviews.

Henry Wong
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Prash Singh wrote:
The thing whenever I think that I've covered a topic, I learn that something new has been
asked at interview.
So that really takes me back to start it all over again from scratch..

Please Help me, cause I really don't want to mess in interviews.



Maybe it is because I interview more experienced candidates, but I always interview from actual projects... meaning talk about something that you worked on, and tell me a story about it. We will get to the technology, etc., but by then, I kinda understood what you did -- and know that you don't have the API memorized.

I find it weird to test a candidate on an API, as that is just dumb luck; the candidate could have just read a book on the very subject a few days ago.

Henry


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James Elsey
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I agree with what Henry says, I mean who cares if someone can recite the whole SE6 library, backwards, in binary. I'd be more interested on finding out if past experiences would enable the candidate to solve a particular problem the role may include.
Prash Singh
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Joined: Aug 23, 2009
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Thanks All,
That really helped.
Now I know what to prepare.

Happy New Year to all of you.
 
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