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a question about entry level java dev job

Posted 03 September 2012 - 01:54 PM

If a person has like a classroom experience can he or she still get a job as a entry level java developer?
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Re: a question about entry level java dev job

Posted 03 September 2012 - 02:04 PM

What type of classroom experience, such as high school/middle school? If so, then I highly doubt so. It really depends on your skill. Normally you have to go to college to get a job though.
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Re: a question about entry level java dev job

Posted 03 September 2012 - 02:12 PM

I'd do a number of things:

1. Enroll in college. Even if you're good and you feel like you don't need to go through the basics, it's still a good idea to get certified. Besides, if you're really as good as you think you are, then it shouldn't be a problem, right?

2. I'd get an internship somewhere so you can get more than just classroom experience. People want to know that you're not only capable of doing the code, but also that you can function within a group setting. Nothing says "no thanks" faster than someone who's not willing to be friendly and introduce themselves to their co workers.

3. I'd start building a portfolio of different programs and pieces of code in order to showcase some of your abilities. It's one thing to SAY you know what you're talking about, but it's a completely different thing to put your skills into action. I mean, you might not believe me if I told you I'm a millionaire, but you'd HAVE to believe me if I invited you over to my extremely expensive and glamorous mansion, right?

This is all coming from a someone who's barely starting out himself, so...grain of salt and all that. I'm just telling you what you've probably already heard before. Thing is, I actually believe it.
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Re: a question about entry level java dev job

Posted 03 September 2012 - 03:33 PM

View Postnatecat, on 03 September 2012 - 02:04 PM, said:

What type of classroom experience, such as high school/middle school? If so, then I highly doubt so. It really depends on your skill. Normally you have to go to college to get a job though.


Im talking about classroom experience in college
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Re: a question about entry level java dev job

Posted 03 September 2012 - 05:40 PM

One thing I would learn first is this new concept called "grammar"
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Re: a question about entry level java dev job

Posted 03 September 2012 - 05:47 PM

View Postnatecat, on 03 September 2012 - 05:40 PM, said:

One thing I would learn first is this new concept called "grammar"


ok i get it im a college student and i should learn to talk and write better

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View Postnatecat, on 03 September 2012 - 05:40 PM, said:

One thing I would learn first is this new concept called "grammar"


ok i get it im a college student and i should learn to talk and write better and further i am trying to find a decent entry level programming job as to get a foot in the door

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Re: a question about entry level java dev job

Posted 03 September 2012 - 08:28 PM

Moved to Corner Cubicle.

See the Q&A with the Experts. Those answers are relevant.
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Re: a question about entry level java dev job

Posted 03 September 2012 - 08:59 PM

Professionalism is key. Spelling and grammar even more so.

If your limit of experience is cramming the textbook and staying under the teacher's wing, then you're in some trouble. You need to expand, show creativity and vision. By only doing your school work you've put yourself in a seriously bad position.
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Re: a question about entry level java dev job

Posted 03 September 2012 - 09:15 PM

Take a look at the number of students in your class. Assume your school has pumped out that same number of students for the last five years. Take that number times about 50 cities, times about 50 states, & you are still no where near the number of students that enter the job market every year.

What do you bring to a potential employer that they do not?
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