Java fresher job skills- technical and personal

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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.

Java fresher job skills
Java fresher job skills

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.

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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 technology skills required for a java developer.

2. Servlet
3. JSP
4. JavaScript
5. XML

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!


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Comments (25)

  • thank you for the help…..

  • thank you bro. the article is very good and motivational. I am a engineering student and trying to learn java program. Thank to give idea about the scope of java technology. i will be in contact with u if will get any problem in java. thank you

    • Welcome Paras. Just seen you are studying in Nation College of Engineering, affiliated to Tribhuvan university. Please let me know if you have any queries in Java projects. I am also working with Java trainees who are doing their last year college project. I use to run online classes for them on every Saturday and Sunday. Feel free to ask your questions. Thanks.

  • I am a java fresher this content helped me well to know what the requirements. Thank you so much for the content.

  • This content gave me more idea and confidence. By following these ways the student can get a good job so thanks TARUN SIR JI.

  • A wonderful article! Very informative…

    How should a fresher java developer start out, so that he/she can gain enough experience and in 3-4 years shift to a high end company like Wipro, HCL, Flipkart etc?
    Do you know good any startup companies where such valuable experience can be gained??

    Also, what is the importance of mathematics for a programmer, what kind of mathematical algos should we practice our hands on?

    Please do reply.. Thanks in advance!

    • Please read this article – Is working in Startup company brings good results? I have worked in 3 Startups.

      Thanks Nidhi for your comment. Yes you can learn more in startups and can switch to Wipro, HCL or Flipkart. For startups you can visit this link – Find a list of startups based on your location. You can search start ups as per your willing job location.

      Moreover for freshers jobs it is suggest to create your profile with Job portals (Naukari, Monster, Shine and Times Job). Please search for freshers jobs in job portals. To list out more companies you can put different options like 0 years, 4 years, 3 years experience. Job portals will provide you relevant suggestions. You can also approach to a local genuine job consultant. Please do not approach to any wrong job consultant. They will screw up your money.

      I would suggest you to email your resume to start up companies. Contact them directly by phone. Please do validation from your side about the start up company. Things to validate 1. It should be registered with Government of India. 2. Work environment – you can ask your questions to HR politely.

      Coming to algorithms you can find many using Google. I would suggest to read programming blogs which provide examples. Be strong in Data Structure. If you have more interest in thinking a logic try Shakuntla Devi’s written “puzzles to puzzle you”.

      In start up companies you will work and learn more than a established companies.

  • This article is very usefull for me.
    Its give me right track for my java developer job..
    Thank you…

  • this article is very helpfull for me .but the question is I have an outlook idea of all these topics how much time it take to be a professional in java

    • Hi Sandeep, As you have knowledge in Java technology. To get a professional knowledge in Java/J2EE, I would suggest you to develop a web application using Eclipse, Tomcat Server, JSP, Servlet, Spring, JSF/Struts framework. Maximum 3 months is required to get a good grasp on Java/J2EE.

  • Dear Tarun Sir ,
    As I want to ask you that i am interested in the field of java ,and i am a fresher.. Sir the Company which i have joined as a fresher,they had assign me on vb.net technology….but i want to go in java technology..What I do please suggest on my mail

    • Hi Harsha, Your professional experience will be counted as vb.net developer. For become a Java developer I would suggest you some points – 1. Please ask your company to assign you Java projects. 2. In case they are unable to do so, keep on learning Java technology. Develop a web application using Java technologies like Spring, JSP, JDBC, Hibernate, Maven, JavaScript. Learn how to use eclipse. You must have sound knowledge in Java.
      Please keep hope because in your career you will get many opportunity to switch technologies. Just you should know the technology in depth. Keep on learning. I know many professionals who worked in vb.net and now working in Java. We can not stick to a single technology these days. So welcome any technology you own.

      I have sent an email to you.

  • Hi, Great post about java fresher jobs. Thank you for sharing required skills to get a java job.

  • hi,for a java fresher spring and hibernate is required.

  • spring and hybernet is mandatory for java fresher??

  • Excellent.. Tnx for these post sir… Which helps me alot of things what exactly required the company.. I’m fresher so few queries in my mind..But these post really help me.. Tnx Sir..

  • Thank you for sharing such great article. The skills were quite nicely described and it was completely worth reading the blog.

  • Best Article…

    Hi Sir,
    I am a Manual Software Tester in Capital Markets Domain with 3.2 yrs of experience.

    I am interested in making my career as a Java developer and came across your article just right now and really I am very grateful to you. Because you know why?

    Because On Eg. Naukri there are ‘n’ number of openings for Java Developer but all require different sets of experience. Your article is found to be covering all the general aspects for for making a Job ready person.

    THanks…. Sir…


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