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Expectations for 8+ years in IT industry

 
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Hi All,

I am 8+ years experienced in the Java/J2EE technology in an India based IT company. I am trying to switch over to another company.

What are the skillset expected for a person who has 8+ years of experience ?

Can any one please clarify ?
 
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You already have 8 years of experience, so don't you know already? What skills would be needed by the person who is going to replace you, for example?
 
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I was going to say much the same as Chris:
I would expect a person of 8 years experience, to know what skills a person of 8 years experience should have.

(As a side note: I would also expect that person to know that "J2EE" has been called "Java EE" for over a decade now)

The important factor you should be looking at when looking to switch to another job is "am I capable of doing that job?". That's what really counts.
 
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For a person with 8 years experience I would expect that they could pick up any technical skill pretty easily, so I wouldn't be looking much at what libraries or frameworks that person is familiar with, for the most part. (Those are a bonus, but not essential.)

Higher-level tech skills are more interesting, like solid understanding of networking, performance, monitoring, operations, etc.

I would also be interested in soft skills, leadership, project management, process management etc.
 
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