I am a fairly recent grad and have been working for over a year now in software development. I would like to get a couple of professionally recognised exams on my CV. I am currently looking at Oracle certified java programmer. But are there any others that would look good and people would recommend?
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In general when looking at a CV people hiring look for the following:
When you are talking about certifications and there have been a lot of discussions on the topic. See this list. There are generally very few that add to your marketability as a candidate because they are simply describing your ability to take exams rather then solve problems.
So keeping that in mind I would have just one question to ask: If you are a recent grad have you tried getting a job through your Universities placement office (if you had one)? Companies do try to hire people directly from schools.