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Career Advice-am a newbie.

John Call
Greenhorn

Joined: Apr 11, 2011
Posts: 20

Hi folks, I am 21 year old, Fresher computer science graduate-certified java programmer(SCJP).
I want to work on java platform(as java developer).But somehow I have got a job to work in COMPANY platform as an offer.
At the time of job description they told me you will be working on the java and COMPANY. And i am not pretty much aware of this COMPANY technology. I have seen previous threads and post about the COMPANY.
I would like to know the career opportunities of COMPANY developer who also know java.
Can i also migrate to java developement after spending sometime as a COMPANY developer in future.
Actaully Yes i am looking for a java job.It would be a dream come true for me to do a java developer job
But at present i have only this option of job as COMPANY developer.And Recruiter told me that i will be working on java and COMPANY in collaboration.
And i saw some post earlier on internet ,some disadvantages about COMPANY, not an open source and all that.What will you guys suggest me to do?
Any suggestion and advice would be really helpful to me.
Sorry For my English,i am from non-english country.

Thanks
John Call
David O'Meara
Rancher

Joined: Mar 06, 2001
Posts: 13459

Sorry about removing the company name from your post, the site guidelines don't allow naming companies in job discussions.

As I happen to know who you're talking about, personally I'd stick with it.
They are a major player in up-and-coming technologies and providing they are teaching you new skills (even if they aren't specifically Java) I'd be prepared to give it a go.
John Call
Greenhorn

Joined: Apr 11, 2011
Posts: 20

David O'Meara wrote:Sorry about removing the company name

Hi ,but that was a platform/technology(also a company name) but no it was not a company name.
How will other got to know about what i am asking.That was very crucial.
David O'Meara wrote:
As I happen to know who you're talking about, personally I'd stick with it.
They are a major player in up-and-coming technologies and providing they are teaching you new skills (even if they aren't specifically Java) I'd be prepared to give it a go.

Ok, what will you suggest me,should i go for that job if i am not able to find a java job(my dream job).
Will i be able to migrate from that technology to java in future.If that technology(you know about which i am talking about ) was not there in upcoming years(as it is not an open source).?
Thanks for the reply.!
David O'Meara
Rancher

Joined: Mar 06, 2001
Posts: 13459

life is long, technology is large. Java is just one language. (it's a bit more if you look at the Java platform, but there is still plenty more out there)
Take some chances, learn some technologies that you may or may not ever use.
In my early programming days I did a stack of Flash, VB, Perl and other bits I haven't used since, but the knowledge is still worthwhile.
Kr Manish
Ranch Hand

Joined: Jul 30, 2010
Posts: 138
I think I know what COMPANY/Platform you are talking about ! If it is what I am guessing ([DELETE]) then I must say you should try to get out of that place. That technology is used nowhere as you yourself would know better. I had an offer from them and after dealing with them, their practices seemed very unfair & negative ! They seemed to con people with false promises. Try to study Java & the prepare for Java on your own, take some time and get out. You will rust in that place. Sorry for being so negative but I am against any company which does not show the true picture while taking in a candidate ! It is against ethics. I almost joined that company but due to some good advice from an employee who worked there, I stayed out. ATB


You know what I am saying ?
Henry Wong
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Joined: Sep 28, 2004
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Rajeev Masand wrote:They seemed to con people with false promises. Try to study Java & the prepare for Java on your own, take some time and get out. You will rust in that place. Sorry for being so negative but I am against any company which does not show the true picture while taking in a candidate ! It is against ethics. I almost joined that company but due to some good advice from an employee who worked there, I stayed out.


This is exactly why we have a policy against naming companies -- we tend to get posts like these, that can put the ranch at risk (from named companies).

Henry


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Kr Manish
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Joined: Jul 30, 2010
Posts: 138
Sorry, Sheriff Henry, I get your point , my mistake
 
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