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Any Comments on my Resume?

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Hi Everybody,
I really wonder when will the job market for Java improve. I have been sending out resumes at the rate of 50 per day on various job boards, but the response is hardly encouraging. I sometimes wonder if my resume is okay or not. I am posting my resume, let me know your thoughts.
4425 Norwalk Drive
San Jose, CA- 95129
Phone: 408-838-7245
* Extensive experience of more than 3 years in design & development of E-COM
and web applications using latest java technologies ,with strong skills in
* Excellent understanding of Java/J2EE,solid development experience with Java
server-side technologies like JSP,Servlets and EJB.
* Strong skills in ORACLE RDBMS including both database design & development.
* Development experience in B2B sector with applications like Ariba
* Mentored team members on Java platform to accelerate project execution.
* Excellent communication skills. Good team player, but can also yield results
working independently.
* Design and Development skills in following languages and technologies:
Java/J2EE with JSP, Servlet, JDBC, EJB
XML, HTML, JavaScript
Weblogic Server
Ariba E-Commerce platform
Oracle 8i,SQL Server 2000
Microsoft .NET, C#
Windows NT/2000,Linux
Permanent Resident (GREEN CARD)
R-CUBE Technologies Sept' 00- Oct '01
Software Engineer
Project: Ariba Marketplace Client: TheSupply Inc [Jan'01 - Oct '01]
* Developed feature enhancements for Ariba Marketplace,which is a web-enabled
interactive marketplace that integrates buyer and suppliers .It is built on
distributed object technology spread across three tiers. HTTP tunnelling handles
client-server communication. Client requests are brokered using Servlet and EJB
* Developed the Blanket purchase Agreement module for the Marketplace that
enables business organisations to trade products over a definite period of
time.This involved database design,coding both the server - side components and the
client UI.
* Responsible for the maintenance and customisation of the Marketplace.
* Developed the Purchase order screens using JSP and java beans .
* Improved the performance of the application by reducing the download
time by 40%.
Environment: Java/J2EE,EJB ,Servlet, JSP,JavaScript,Applet, JDBC ,AWT, Weblogic
4.5,Oracle 8i,SQL, Visual Caf , VSS, Netscape LDAP Server ,Windows NT
Project: Choreographer Client: TheSupply Inc [Sept'00 - Dec'00]
* Worked in a team to develop Choreographer which is an XML based B2B
software that automates exchange of information like purchase order between businesses.
The product is developed using the latest Microsoft .NET platform .
* Developed the Document Translator module using the XML API for .NET and the
ADO.NET API. The module extracts the data from the XML document and updates
the SQL Server database using concepts of Dataset and Transactions in
* Took initiative and active participation in helping team members acquire .NET
Environment: C#, ASP.NET, .NET platform Beta, SQL Server 2000,Biztalk Server
2000, XML, XSL, Visual Studio .NET, VSS, MSMQ, RosettaNet standard .

Srisoft Technologies, India Oct' 98- Sept' 00
Software Engineer
Project: SAI Online ComputerMart Client : SAI Computers [Feb '00- Aug '00]
* Designed and developed an E-Commerce application that enabled the computer
parts vendor to sell its products through the web. The application provided
features to authenticate the users, view online catalog, store selected
products into a virtual cart and generate order.
* Developed the business tier of the application using Enterprise java beans
(EJB) including both session and entity beans. The presentation tier is
developed using a set of servlets that are coupled with the EJBs.
* Mentored team members on Java/J2EE.
Environment: Java, Servlets, EJB , HTML, WebLogic 4.5 , Netscape Enterprise
server ,Oracle
Project: Software Information Server [Sept '99- Jan' 00]
This project used the Mobile agent Technology. It involved getting the
information of the software installed in the different systems in the intranet
using the IBM mobile agents. The project involved dispatching the agents and
displaying the information retrieved by them on the server when queried.The UI
was developed using Java Swing API.
Environment: Java, JDK 1.1, Threads, IBM Aglets Workbench, JNI, C++,JFC Swing.

Project: SriSoft Online Library Client: SriSoft [May '99 - Aug '99]
* Worked in a team to develop an application for automating the employee
library. Developed the client applet that acts as the GUI.The applet will post
requests to the appropriate servlet using HTTP Tunneling. The UI for the
applet was developed using Swing API.
* Developed the Servlet that provides information about available books based
on the search keyword input by the user.
Environment: Java, Java Web server, MS-Access, Windows NT, Servlet ,Applet,
Project: TNM using Unicenter TNG [Nov '98 - Apr '99]
* The Product aims at managing a Telecom network by integrating it with an
enterprise management tool called Unicenter TNG. This tool enables the user to
have a complete view of the IT infrastructure of the company. Using this
product the user can bring his telecom network too under the scope of Unicenter TNG.
* Developed the Event Management module that logs telecom events into the
Unicenter TNG event log.
Environment: C++, Windows NT, Unicenter TNG, SNMP protocol
* BS, Computer Science
* SUN Certified Java Programmer
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The JAVA market appears to be down right now. I know in Minneapolis, we advertised one position and received just a huge number of resumes with a number of candidates out of work for a few months.
Generic Java Development jobs seem to have vanished. There still are good jobs available for specific expertise in MQ series, WCS , EJB and WebSphere Administration.
It may be a year before the Java market improves.
On your resume, you may want to include an objective to indicate whether you are interested in a lead role or a developer role. If developer, then server side Java or Client Side Java or both. Also highligting experience for skills in niche areas helps.
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If you want to be valued for your certification, I would put it at the top rather than the bottom of the resume. Putting education and certification at the bottom is a good strategy if those areas are weak. I would also include a ten-word or so summary in large font and bold, saying something like "3 years Java programming experience, SCJ2P" and whatever else you want to add.
I would make sure you have your resume posted on all the job boards. Resume rabbit is good for that. Also, I would answer adds in the local paper and send out direct resumes to employers.
Unfortunately, unless your background is very strong, it is difficult to obtain employment at this time.
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You might want to make another copy of the resume where you consolidate your work experience. The duration is small and many employers are looking for people who have been in their previous jobs for long periods of time. I would still keep both copies but create the new one.
Joseph Hammerman
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I would also list the year and school for your BS in Computer Science. That information should be included unless there is a strong reason to hide it. Even though it may be a school in India that no one has heard of, it should be included, as it makes it more clear that you have a degree that can be verified.
Rajesh Hegde
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Thanks for your comments. I shall incorportate your above metioned suggestions.
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