I have a B.Sc. in Computer Information Systems and 3 years of experience as a consultant, designing windows-based applications in Visual Basic 6 and MS Access 97/2000. I have been trying for a full-time position since I graduated in 2001 June but have not been successful yet. I have tried all avenues including the Internet, networking, company web sites, and agencies. I am a Canadian Citizen living in Toronto who is willing to relocate.
Now I am wondering if I should stay with MS technology or move to Java/Oracle or even if should I switch to hardware/network side? I need advice /leads from the experts. I am even willing to enroll in an internship.
When I face agency interviews, they expect me to have industrial experience. How can I get this experience?
Below is a summary of my skills:
I have experience in developing databases in SQL Server 2000. The reporting tools that I have used are Crystal report 8.5 and Access 2000. I have experience in web development using FrontPage 2000 and Ecbuilder. I have a strong knowledge of Client/Server architecture and OOP concepts.
I have been involved in all stages of System Development Life Cycle. Much of my work has been on Windows 98, XP, and 2000 operating systems. I have a knowledge of other programming languages like C++, Java, C, HTML, Unix Scripting and PL / SQL.
I have the aptitude to learn new technology quickly. Currently I am self studying VB.NET and ASP.NET. I have good analytical and problem solving skills. I have over five years experience in sales/customer service.