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harshitha Venkat
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Hello everybody,
Tomorrow I have a technical interview on java,j2EE Please help me to get through this interview I want to clear my technical interview very badly as this is my last chance .Please Please help me I am a beginner . I want to know what kind of questions will be asked for the post of java developer.
Kemal Sokolovic
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Please UseAMeaningfulSubjectLine for the topics you start and EaseUp.

How come you are about to attend an interview when you say you are "very new to the technology"?


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harshitha Venkat
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Kemal Sokolovic wrote:Please UseAMeaningfulSubjectLine for the topics you start and EaseUp.

How come you are about to attend an interview when you say you are "very new to the technology"?


Sorry very new to the technology meant that I am the beginner in java technology .
Campbell Ritchie
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Moving to the jobs forum.

What makes you think it is your last chance? Why are they interviewing you if you are new? Have you programmed in other languages before?
It is unlikely that you can learn enough in 24 hours to get through an interview, unless you know it already.
fred rosenberger
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Going on an interview for a position that you aren't qualified for is not a good idea. And I agree with Campbell...if you don't know it today, you will most likely not be able to learn enough to fool them by tomorrow...and even if you do, you will quickly flounder in your new role.


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Jeff Verdegan
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harshitha Venkat wrote:I want to know what kind of questions will be asked for the post of java developer.


That depends on the company and the interviewer. They'll probably ask you some Java questions, and some general Computer Science questions, and maybe some questions designed to see what kind of personality you have and how well you'll fit into the corporate culture. Other than that, how any anybody here know what some arbitrary interviewer at some arbitrary company will ask?
Kemal Sokolovic
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harshitha Venkat wrote:Sorry very new to the technology meant that I am the beginner in java technology.


Hence my question. I agree with others, you really shouldn't rush into getting a job until you are qualified to do it properly.
harshitha Venkat
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I have learnt C,C++ in my academics and I have taken training in core java for a duration of 3 months thats what I meant to say althought I do have knowledge on java and its core concepts I really wanted to know the common questions asked in a typical java interview so that it would be very useful for my preparation.
Jeff Verdegan
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harshitha Venkat wrote:I really wanted to know the common questions asked in a typical java interview


I don't think there is such a thing as a "typical" interview.

so that its would be very useful for my preparation.


You seem to be missing the point that others have been trying to make.

Let's say there was a common set of questions, and let's say we told you those questions, and you went out and researched them and learned the answers. Now you know the answers to those questions, but you don't really know any more about Java than you did before. Then you go to the interview. The interviewer asks these questions as a general sample of your Java knowledge. You answer them all correctly, he thinks you have a lot of Java knowledge, so he hires you.

Great, right?

No, not great. Horrible.

You have artificially inflated your apparent Java knowledge. To the interviewer, you looked like you know a lot of Java. But all you did was learn the answers to a few questions. Your basic Java skill level is still exactly the same as it was before; memorizing a handful of questions and answers didn't change that. So now you're in a job that you're not really qualified for. You're going to be frustrated because you can't keep up with the work that's expected of you. Your employer will be frustrated because you're not performing at the level that the interview suggested you would. And meanwhile, somebody who is actually qualified for the job did not get it.

Be honest about what you do and don't know. Don't try to "cram" before an interview.

(And by the way, this is the same reason a lot of people, including me, put no value whatsoever on SCJP results. A score of 100% only shows that you did a great job studying for the exam, not that you actually know anything about Java. And a lot of people do just cram to try to pass the exam.)
Jeanne Boyarsky
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As another spin on this, you know what you know. Do read some sample Java questions and answers online (google will find plenty.) Look at the topics you know about. Answering them will boost your confidence.

The most important thing is to be honest at the interview about what you don't know. An interviewer will spot that you don't know it anyway and you get points for not trying to hide that. And it's ok to not know things - you are looking at an entry level position.

Also, keep in mind that this is not your last chance. You will have many interviews in your career.


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1. Go through your resume and reflect back on your past experiences and accomplishments
2. Review the job spec, and brush up on the core fundamentals. I have blogged some Java/JEE interview questions and answers.
3. Research the organization and prepare some questions to ask.

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Sai Surya
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The point is doing your best. If you don't get it don't loose hope and keep trying. Why you said it's your last chance?


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Seetharaman Venkatasamy
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Jeff Verdegan wrote:
Be honest about what you do and don't know. Don't try to "cram" before an interview.
(And by the way, this is the same reason a lot of people, including me, put no value whatsoever on SCJP results. A score of 100% only shows that you did a great job studying for the exam, not that you actually know anything about Java. And a lot of people do just cram to try to pass the exam.)

true
Jeff Verdegan wrote:And meanwhile, somebody who is actually qualified for the job did not get it.

whose fault it is no 1 or 2 or 3? ;)
 
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