Java technology has awesome job opportunities. Big application, e-commerce websites are being developed in Java Technology. “An excellent skills in Java and its related technologies having endless opportunities”.
Are you looking for java developer job as a fresher or experienced professional? Do you want to know the job opportunities with Java technology? Then go ahead with this post. We will explain must have skills for a java developer.
Basic and must have Skills For a Java developer job :
1. Must have excellent knowledge in OOP (Object Oriented Programming) :
Java is an object oriented programming language. Each and every technology related to Java follows OOP’s concept. Java web frameworks like JSF termed as Java Server Faces and Struts also follow Object Oriented Programming features. You must have strong practical knowledge in OOP’s. Please do some basic programming and read some useful articles on web.
2. Excellent Practical Knowledge Of Core Java :
You must have a hand on experience of Core Java. I would suggest to do plenty of standalone core java examples on Collections (List, ArrayList, Set, HashSet, Vector, Map, Iterator classes), JDBC, Utilities (Math Class, Wrapper Classes, StringBuffer, StringTokenizer).
Java technologies should be treated like mathematics. As much you will practice as much you will gain.
Most of the people failed to get Java jobs due to lack of practice and patience. So keep practice and keep patience. Doing examples will improve your skills. Read valuable articles to know proper use of tags, methods and classes. Based on experience people use to write. Follow top Java blogs to know basics as well as advance things. By reading blogs you can find the best practices of a method or Java class.
3. Good knowledge of Database Tools :
You must have a good knowledge on Database and its tools. you must know Mysql, Oracle or any Database. Required skills in this area have been listed
1. Setting up a Database Server and client.
2. Must be able to perform CRUD queries ( Inserting, deleting and updation of records)
3. Must know how to work with Database in Java. Java uses its JDBC technology to interact with database tools.
4. Good to know how to perform Joins and Subqueries.
5. Some performance improving techniques: indexes and views.
6. Some proficient skills to add value. Administration, Tuning
You have good knowledge in database. It means you can do database operations using your programming skills. You have an idea about the changes happening in database due to your code.
4. Need good knowledge in IDE(Eclipse or NetBeans) :
You should know how to use eclipse or NetBeans IDE tools to run Java application.
5. Good knowledge on Java Web technology :
This is the area where these 5 skills are must. These are the basic web tecnlogy skills required for a java developer
Advance skills required for Java jobs :
These skills would bring a lot of inner motivation and confidence in you. Moreover they will ensure your java developer jobs.
6. MVC (Model View Controller) Web Frameworks :
Having excellent knowledge of JSF or Struts MVC web frameworks adds high marks during job interview. Spring has an added advantage and you must have knowledge on java Spring framework.
7. ORM technologies :
You must have knowledge of either Hibernate or EJB. You should have good knowledge of JPA (Java Persistent API). JPA is required to map database tables.
Personal points for a Java career :
8. Patience and Confidence :
It needs a lot of confidence on and patience in ourself to get a development job. I have live examples. My friend learnt all the technical skills required to grab a developer job. I was also guiding him. He was clearing technical rounds in interviews. The one thing lead him to do a telecommunication job is lack of confidence, patience and less faith on his own. Telecommunication is also a great field with opportunities. It is true that getting late in first job makes tense. But if we are able to get a software development jobs then why are we in hurry. Hope plays always and build confidence in you. Please do not loose your hope.
9. Communication Skill :
You should have excellent communication skills.
10. Good Health :
You should be careful to your health. Java developer, freelancer jobs are full of stress. It needs a lot of mental and physical ability. I have few stories of Software developers who got health issue. It happened to them because they were continuosly seating on chairs and not doing physical exercise. Please be careful to your health. Eat healthy foods and do proper exercise.
11. Luck Factor :
What will happen if someone got sick or have problem on the interview or exam date. Even if he has better knowledge than others he will miss the opportunity. So Good luck plays. Pray to God for everything you have!
12. Create your job profile in top job sites and ask your friends :
Create your job profile in top job sites – Monster, Naukari, Indeed, Times Jobs. It is suggested to directly contact to the companies by sending an email or by creating a job profile on their website. I was creating my job profile on the company website directly. Keep on asking your friends who are already working.
All these points have been covered for java developer who is looking for a java job. These tips can really write your success in job hunting. Best of Luck!