Originally posted by Sean Sullivan:
2) If you don't have database programming skills,
start developing them.
Originally posted by prem saggar:
Hi everyone. I'm graduating from college in December. I have been programming in java for about 2 years. I have a pretty big j2EE project under my belt (built a full blown student registration site). I'm also a SCJP. I live in New Jersey, and I am a citizen. I have been applying for jobs like crazy. All entry level stuff. Yet everyone has either never got back to me, or just said no thanks.
All my friends that are getting jobs (very rare) have got hardware or sales jobs. E.g., allot of my friends are in Linux and networking and the rest were in sales for IT stuff, well hopefully IT stuff.
So after applying for about 1 year straight I'm convinced that a graduating senior with some java behind him can not buy a job. I feel bad. Now is it that Java is saturated with great people? Are there just too many expierenced Java programmers for rookies to get jobs? I don't mind cheap labor. Just take me! I'll work like a dog! Or is the Java market declining all together? Should I switch to .Net or something or maybe go into Linux?
I really like java and I learned allot of it. My concepts are very clear. I hope I can get into this. I'm studying UML now, and I know sql + database hookups and the like. I wonder if I'll get a job at all!
My best guess is that getting a decent job out of college is impossible for at least the next 2 years while the economy is still terrible. So maybe I'll just sit home and work at staples till 2004 or 2005. Hey so should I get a+ certified for staples! Please help, I feel bad about the situation. Thanks guys, Prem. :roll: