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Please advice for an old Computer Science Graduated.

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I graduated from Computer Science in 2003. During my student career, I took two java coursed, one c++, one JSP, relational DB etc. Becuause of job need I move to the career of networking and system administrator. Now, I would like to go for a Java Developer career.

Are there any chance to land a job as Java Developer, if I do self Java training at the age 0f 35?

Thanks you.
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35 is old?


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Bear Bibeault
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The fact that you have a degree is helpful... but you'll also need some experience. Look through the previous postings in this forum for discussions regarding how to get some Java experience under your belt (contribute to open source projects, for example).
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Bear Bibeault wrote:35 is old?



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Manish Chhabra
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35 is not old


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No age is old for education....


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Myra Rose
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gold linux,

Assuming that you are India, doesnt 2003 -> 35 age a lot of gap. I mean did you had gaps during engineering (if thats what I believe you have studied).

Anyways, back to the topic, to be true , honestly getting back to development after such a long gap is very difficult in India. I don't wont to make you lose hope or somethg, but just wanna make sure that you will need to work real hard to break the Difficult To Break Rules Set Up and Followed By HR's.

Apart from good suggestions that someone here has given of contributing to Open Source project, see if you can get hold of good collegues and mates that can atleast help you setup an interview. Startup/Smaller companies are good place to start - they are always looking out for passionate people and you will get lots of things to work on.

All the best!
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Welcome to JavaRanch..

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Parag Pathak
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Myra Rose wrote:
... honestly getting back to development after such a long gap is very difficult in India. I don't wont to make you lose hope or somethg, but just wanna make sure that you will need to work real hard to break the Difficult To Break Rules Set Up and Followed By HR's.

If it is really that difficult then I will suggest, think of being entrepreneur. Go through this article and the comments under the article. Techies quit job to start milk dairy

 
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