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I have 6 yrs. of experience, all in java. But still I'm not clear in my mind where to head now. I looked a handsome amount and a good employer's tag and joined there. But later I came to know that they had only one project in java for which they employed me. Now there is no project in java. They are trying hard to make me switch from java to C/C++. After working in java for 6 years, I can't switch to other programming language.
I thought being a specialist in one thing can give you more value, but in the current trend, the employers are looking for something else.
I want to switch the job, but I'm not able to get a suitable job now. Is it so difficult to get a job at this stage in career?
Knowing a second, or third language is good. You should take the opportunity to learn C and C++. To quote Guy Steele "I'm now not convinced that a single programming language can serve everyone's needs, because the needs are so diverse."
C and C++ use syntax similar to Java. They're mostly used for programs where performance is important. C is easy to learn, but hard to use, if you already know OOP, C++ isn't hard to learn.
Hi Rashmi, I am working in Delhi, India, but am not able to get a job good enough for my expertise.
Hi Peter, I agree with you that knowing another knowledge is always good, but how can you keep yourself rated 9/10 in all the languages you know. To get that level of expertise with another language will require another 3-4 yrs. of your career. And what if after that you are required to learn a third language.
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