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How to become Developer
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Recruiters Might not be Technical
Before a Technical person reviews your resume, it first must pass HR. Using online sites like, CareerBuilder or HotJobs, will cause HR Headhunters to look for you. Many HR Headhunters are not too Savvy with knowing what your certifications mean. When they skim your resume, they may be looking for, "SQL, RDBMS, Oracle" and other keywords. Preparing for Oracle certifications are excellent tools in learning how to use the technologies, but they can be very expensive and time consuming.
You mentioned that you want results quickly. Here is a quick resume builder that you can probably do in 1-8 hours. Why not document your existing skills with certifications? As you take these open book tests, you can search for answers and learn more. What you learn in these quick tests, will probably help you with Oracle certifications, down the road.
Prep Exams (at the time of this post, the following exams are free):
SQL ANSI Fundamentals
Prep (if needed)
Unix Administration Remember, many oracle applications run on Solaris or other Unix platforms
Additional, Tests (including Oracle branded exams)