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Is it possible to get Jobs in Java @ age 35?

Bhaveshkumar Shah

Joined: May 03, 2010
Posts: 2
Hi there,

I am now 35 years old and looking to get back in to Java development. I have 15 months of experience in Java development but that was in 2001/2002. After getting laid off in 2002 I didn't get any job in the field. after that I am working in production & planning field since then, which is not bad but my mind forces me towards Java development field. now I am now updating my J2EE skills by taking courses in college part time. and i am planning to work with some company on voluntary / internship basis. I have SCJP and SCWCD certification in 2009.

I need some advice about the job market. Is it possible to get jobs at this age.

your advice / help is greatly appreciated.

Bhavesh Shah
Jimmy Clark
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Joined: Apr 16, 2008
Posts: 2187
Is it possible? Anything is possible. However, it would not be an "easy" task. Actually, it would be very difficult in my opinion. Basically, you would be considered "entry-level" due to your lack of experience and would be compared to younger candidates. Moreover, the salary range for entry-level positions is another factor. It introduces a serious question as to why you would consider taking a position with an entry-level salary, and a whole bunch of other questions about your abilities, personality, work ethic, etc. It all boils down to you being a "high-risk."

I suggest that you get your mind to force you in another direction.

Good luck!
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