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Oracle Applications/Financials Career disaster

By mg.apps ·
Hi All,

I have 6 yrs in I.T. in C++ and web developemtn. I recently completed training in Oracle Financials so I can move into the ERP world. I posted my resume online and all the companies I have talked with will not even conisder me because of lack of experience in Oracle. Surely there has to be a company in the Dallas, TX area that I can get into with my skillset. I certainly do not want to fabricate my resume because I still believe that there are companies out there in Oracle that can take my skillset and allow me to prove myself.

Any tips ... managers, consultants and project leads

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why don't you

by Dr Dij In reply to Oracle Applications/Finan ...

get some training on their dev tools also besides just the apps.

I'm going thru the sql courses that mindleaders has for oracle. the IEEE ( and societies have free-with-membership at $100/year thousands of online courses including dozens in areas of oracle you didn't mention you have. Prof societies also look good on your resume.

You could also go for audit which meshes with financials. has alot of computer audit classes, you then could join the ranks of the CIA (computer something auditor)

and Financials is only a small part of the oracle application areas. you'd probably want an accounting background to go along with that, which sounds like you don't have.

Finally, you can download many oracle apps. Get a spare PC as a server, with large HD, install oracle DB and actually run their software. Try all the exercizes in the courses. One thread on this site says stay away from their portal product tho, horribly buggy, probably not too popular.

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Training is the first step...........

by rclinto2 In reply to Oracle Applications/Finan ...

I am an Oracle Financials Consultant with over 10 years of experience. I've worked for consulting companies and as an independent. Release of the Oracle E-Business Suite has 258 modules in it. You need to pick one or two modules and REALLY get to know how they work. Also, you can download the Apps documentation from Oracle for free as well as downloading the applications themselves. Oracle E-Business Suite is a huge (over 2.1 million columns), complex and interconnected family of applications. You cannot know it all; you must specialize and get as much hands-on experience as possible.

As for a job, expect your first job to be a contract. This is the most available position out there with the greatest need and the lowest level of risk for the employer.

Rewards? Long hours, frequent travel, constant learning and occasional lay-offs. After a few years of successful contracting, you can look forward to a six figure income with benefits. I would recommend staying on the functional side of the Financials Suite as that is where the demand is highest and most dependable.

Best of luck!

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