I am a recent graduate who is really looking into getting into Java. Unfortunately, Vancouver (where I am from- Oh Canada!) is a total MS town and there is not a lot of Java being done.
That being said, there is a big demand for Java people here, but it is only for senior people. Everyone wants someone else to train you I guess.
However, there is one big Java company that I had an interview for today. There is a chance that I can get in doing development, but the HR guy said the more likely scenario would be that I could get in doing QA, and probably move into development in 8-12 months time.
My question is, do you all think that doing QA would be smart, or should I keep looking and either pray to get in doing Java development right off the bat, or sell my soul and go MS. I guess my biggest fear is that I'll end up being trapped in QA forever. (That and I'll end up hating QA and get depressed about more than the ubiqitous rain here).
Any input anyone has would be greatly appreciated!