I am a software engineer who took a number of years off to deal with a family commitment that is now resolved. I have started applying for software developer roles. Can anyone advise how I should approach the job interviews when I've been out of software development for years and I'm quite rusty? I am trying to make a plan of actions I need to do, so suggestions are useful.
I'm going to start writing code for some personal project, and study up on agile practices again.
Is there anything else I should be doing a) To prepare in advance of an interview b) Advice for the interview itself
My previous experience is that software development interviews involve a lot of technical questions which I am likely to struggle with at the moment, particularly with the advances in technology over the last couple years that I have missed.
My background was in C#/.Net, but I would really like to get into Java this time around - for whatever reason, in my area there are 2 Java jobs for every C# job and also seem to be better paid. Comment if you think trying to get into Java is unwise.