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Need an IT Job? Get Java Certified!

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Fierce industry competition is leaving many IT professionals out of work. Michelle Johnston suggests a productive use for that "extra" time — getting Java certified — with the aim of returning to well-paid work as soon as possible.
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Introduction

With competition in the IT market in both the US and the UK getting ever fiercer and showing no signs of letting up (see note), more and more IT professionals are finding themselves out of work, with time on their hands. This article discusses a great use for that "extra" time: earning Java certification. With this qualification on your résumé, you can get back into the market with even better prospects for higher-paying jobs.

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According to a JobStats report, 75% fewer IT jobs are now available than in November 2000; average contract earnings have fallen by a third in that time.

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