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Need thoughts about career path

Grady Jamyson
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Joined: Aug 04, 2002
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Hi guys, I have a question about the career path.
My background, more than 7 years programming experience,
two years experience in programming Java and four years in C#.
I also have been a system analyst for three years,
and I am familiar with OOAD and design pattern.

Currently, I am trying to find a new job,
but I found that it's difficult to persuade myself to try Java related job opportunities.
because the last time I wrote codes in Java was almost three years ago.
And I have little experience in Spring and Struts framework.
I know what the frameworks are and what they do, but my current job uses .NET,
so I have no chance to deploy then in production.

No matter search the programming position or software project management position in Java,
I am pretty sure lacking experience in popular frameworks will be a reason that
the company rejects me.
Or perhaps I will be questioned that I have not written Java codes for a long period.

So, should I stick to the .NET while finding jobs?
Or just give a try to Java related opportunities?

Thanks!
Jeanne Boyarsky
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Joined: May 26, 2003
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You'd probably find it easier to get a .NET job. If you want a Java one, you'll need to practice on your own to get current hands on Java experience.


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Alternatively, you can try for jobs where both .Net and Java are used. But, it will not be easy though.


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