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Eric
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      05-19-2004
AJ wrote:

> I got a low GPA like 2.4/2.5
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> How important its getting yr first Job. I got 1.5 yrs of .net
> experience and also made 3 web applications. I got no internship.


Extermely important! Lots of companies look for 3.5 and up (where 4.0
is perfect).

You might consider retaking some of the classes with a low score.

Sadly, practical experience doesn't mean much if your resume ends up in
the garbage can in the HR office before the Technical people even see
it.

If there's no way to raise your score, then it might be helpful to get
certifications. But don't stop looking for a job while you study. Work
experience means more than certifications alone.

By the way, you might have better luck with smaller companies who don't
have a big HR department.

Good Luck,
Eric
 
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The Poster Formerly Known as Kline Sphere
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      05-19-2004
>I have heard that most of the companies dont even care about the GPA.

Very true, most (if not all) only want people with proven real work
experience.

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      05-19-2004
The Poster Formerly Known as Kline Sphere opined, On 5/19/04 1:04 PM:

>>I have heard that most of the companies dont even care about the GPA.

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> Very true, most (if not all) only want people with proven real work
> experience.
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> Kline Sphere (Chalk) MCNGP #3


But he's gonna get certified! That should be the same thing, right?

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      05-19-2004
>But he's gonna get certified! That should be the same thing, right?

You bet!!

And I'm going to sell him this here, all singing, all dancing training
kit that will guarantee, yes that's right, guarantee, a job which
pays.... wait for it.... 100K a year!!!!

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      05-20-2004
JaR wrote:

> But he's gonna get certified! That should be the same thing, right?


If I understand you correctly, you're saying a certification is the
same thing as work experience?

I would never believe this. It is better than not being certified, but
actual work experience is better that someone with certifications and
no work experience.

I see certiifications as being a good "extra". But the biggest benefits
are always going to come from a degree in Computer Science (or
related), and actual job experience.

If you don't have a degree, certifications can help you get an entry
level job.

If you have work experience, certifications can help to set you apart
from others with work experience.

Eric
 
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      05-20-2004
On Thu, 20 May 2004 08:37:19 -0700, Eric extemporised:

> JaR wrote:
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>> But he's gonna get certified! That should be the same thing, right?

>
> If I understand you correctly, you're saying a certification is the
> same thing as work experience?
>
> I would never believe this. It is better than not being certified, but
> actual work expe <kasnip>


Please see www.itscalledsarcasm.com

Furrfu

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The Poster Formerly Known as Kline Sphere
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      05-20-2004
>If you don't have a degree, certifications can help you get an entry
>level job.


I don't see that happening too often, not now & not ever before. It
costs a lot of money and effort to bring someone up to speed on how
things work in the real world within a company's business domain. This
is even the case with technically experienced people who change
business sectors. Remember writing code is easy - once you understand
what is *really* required, that's the hard part. The ms cert's don't
expect you to understand how things work in the real world.

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      05-20-2004
>>> But he's gonna get certified! That should be the same thing, right?
>>
>> If I understand you correctly, you're saying a certification is the
>> same thing as work experience?
>>
>> I would never believe this. It is better than not being certified, but
>> actual work expe <kasnip>

>
>Please see www.itscalledsarcasm.com


get away!!!

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JaR
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      05-20-2004
On Thu, 20 May 2004 18:14:47 +0100, extemporised:

>>>> But he's gonna get certified! That should be the same thing, right?
>>>
>>> If I understand you correctly, you're saying a certification is the
>>> same thing as work experience?
>>>
>>> I would never believe this. It is better than not being certified, but
>>> actual work expe <kasnip>

>>
>>Please see www.itscalledsarcasm.com

>
> get away!!!


Swear ta gwod!

JaR
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      05-21-2004
JaR wrote:

> Please see www.itscalledsarcasm.com


I guess I need to mellow out ....

Sorry,
Eric

PS: Maybe my kids don't need to go to college, after all?
 
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