I am posting this because I seem at a loss right now with how to go about getting an entry/junior level java position. I have been searching job boards such as Indeed, Dice, Monster etc. but it seems there are no junior java developer positions in my area (San Diego) and that everything requires a lengthy list of other languages and/or experience with many different technologies. I was wondering if anyone had any advice for me? I graduated with a bachelor of science in Information Science and Technology in 2011, and most recently I was an application support engineer but moved to San Diego almost exactly 1 year ago and decided to switch direction and become a Java developer. I've been writing little side projects (ie https://github.com/jconsorti/workoutapp
) which I've added to my resume to at least show I am trying, but I am not sure if this should even be added since it's so small? Also I read contributing to open source projects might be helpful, but I'm not even sure how to go about this. I just last week obtained the OCAJP 8 certification in hopes that it would help me stand out, but still I am very frustrated in finding work and would appreciate any help or advice.
Thank you for taking the time,