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# 170964 31-Mar-2015 20:11
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I am in the final year of my computer science bachelor, and I'd like to immigrate to New Zealand. Before finding a job in Nz, I have to earn some experience, and I know that my first experience will be really important ! That's why I'm here :should I take a java developper job or a C# developper job ? Here, in Belgium, it's easier to find a java job embarassed, but I'm a little bit afraid because C# seems to be verry popular in nzw Zealand ! Plus, have you got some tips ?




Thanks !

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  # 1274789 31-Mar-2015 20:40
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Java is widely used in New Zealand, but so is C#. Perhaps look at job ads on every Wednesday for a few weeks to see? Alternately talk to a recruiter - Beyond Recruitment is a good firm who deal with government and large businesses, you could send them an inquiry asking which is more in demand.

Most people work in one or the other, but having both sets of skills would be of benefit. Then again when you're new best to get really good at one thing, but keep your hand in the other if you can.

Not sure that was helpful really sorry.

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  # 1274792 31-Mar-2015 20:46
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Going to trip a few wires here but I speak from my experience and observation: 

.NET skills are generally favoured over Java. Although if I was reviewing skill sets, I'd expect to see both in there. Unless you plan on supporting older enterprise platforms / integration you'd find employers like .NET as they are 'quick and dirty' solutions to market, 'get it done and deployed' out the door attitude is easier achieved on .NET.

Having disagreed with this mantra, I can safely say I am happier going the other way as picking up .NET again would be much easier (also the compensation also reflects this)


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  # 1274799 31-Mar-2015 21:01
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Don't forget Android development in Java...

But yes, both are very relevant in NZ.

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  # 1274800 31-Mar-2015 21:05
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Thanks for your replies ! :) In fact, I'm posting this question today because i received 2 job offers in java ( one of them is really interesting ), so I'm a little bit lost (and afraid of making bad decisions :D ). Thanks :)

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  # 1275708 1-Apr-2015 20:49
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.Net/Java, Ford/Holden. They're both similar enough that it mostly comes down to whichever one you prefer. Picking a job with
one over the other certainly won't hinder any career advancement.

Visual Studio > anything java's got though.

Best of luck!

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  # 1276447 2-Apr-2015 21:48
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Ok thanks !


I'll probaby take the job, and switch to c# during my career if I want to laughing 


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  # 1276480 2-Apr-2015 22:49

Harorlt: Ok thanks ! I'll probaby take the job, and switch to c# during my career if I want to laughing 

Have to say.. welcome to NZ


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  # 1292473 27-Apr-2015 19:58
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Harorlt: Thanks for your replies ! :) In fact, I'm posting this question today because i received 2 job offers in java ( one of them is really interesting ), so I'm a little bit lost (and afraid of making bad decisions :D ). Thanks :)

Congratulations! It's lovely to have that choice, and have more than one job to choose from. So are the jobs in Belgium or NZ?

My personal advice would be to learn all you can in the job you take, and even if you just start off with some free training on, you can start C# in your free time. I work with C, C++ and C# developers doing development on embedded software. Java will always be needed, but right now C# seems to be the language to have.

Best of luck!

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  # 1292663 27-Apr-2015 23:20
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Thanks !

Unfortunately the jobs are in Belgium, so I'll have to wait a little bit :) 

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  # 1292686 28-Apr-2015 05:29
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Bring some of that nice Belgium beer with you when you come over :) . Good luck with your job both there and here.

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