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#1 Edan.jhf  Icon User is offline

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Java dev; 3 months. Only doing code changes. Will that hurt my resume?

Posted 22 August 2017 - 11:05 AM

Hi guys,

My questions is not about a technical problem in code.
I work in a big company as a Java developer for like 3 month.
In my job i have to fix customer issues in client and server side. I get very complex problems and i need to investigate them and solve problems by making code changes.
I deal with server problems(spring), client problems, databases , and more..

And very rarely i get tasks where i need to develop a new feature.

Is this considered to be a good experience ?
I mean, because i fix current code and i dont really write things from scratch, i am a little bit concernd about my resume.

Any advice ?



Thanks in advance.

This post has been edited by modi123_1: 22 August 2017 - 11:20 AM
Reason for edit:: fixing the title to be more descriptive..


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Re: Java dev; 3 months. Only doing code changes. Will that hurt my resume?

Posted 22 August 2017 - 11:07 AM

Maintenance experience is good stuff. I've seen many jobs where they start folk out doing maintenance so they get a feel for the standards and flow of how things are done there. I would suggest asking your boss when you may get a 'new feature' bone thrown your way.
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Re: Java dev; 3 months. Only doing code changes. Will that hurt my resume?

Posted 22 August 2017 - 01:37 PM

Or if not a new feature, a major refactoring task.
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Re: Java dev; 3 months. Only doing code changes. Will that hurt my resume?

Posted 22 August 2017 - 02:07 PM

Agree w/modi - maintenance experience is valuable. If you feel you're not being used to the extent of your capacity, talk to your supervisor and find out what it would take to get you up to speed for the sort of work you would like to be doing. Three months in, it's possible that they're still trying to work out what your capabilities are, which would be fine, but now it's time to start working on what they've learned, or it's possible that they've just got in the habit of giving you those tasks because they got in the habit, which would be less fine.

The key thing with a conversation like this is to make sure you're framing it as "I want to be contributing more to the team and I want to be getting better at what I do" and not as "I'm not getting to do what I want and it's hurting my resume".
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