I have a strong C#, Microsoft stack background but, for whatever reason, in my area there are significantly more Java jobs going and I am quite interested in switching technology and applying for those Java jobs as there would appear to be more opportunity in that technology locally. But I am struggling to get to the interview stage. What can I do to make my Microsoft C# heavy resume or cv look attractive to a Java recruiter?
Assume that for this exercise the Java recruiter has no experience of C# or Microsoft technologies (the companies I'm interested in appear to only use Java stack technologies). Yes, the two languages are quite similar but I'm concerned the recruiters are dismissing my application because of no actual Java experience and / or experience with typical Java frameworks e.g. Spring, Tomcat, Junit, etc.
I typically see requirements like "3+ years of Java development experience", is there any way I can work around that in my application?
What should be emphasised in the resume or cv to address this?
What to state in a covering letter or email to address the transition?
Possibly relevant related posts:
The following posts offer the opinion that a transition from C# / .Net to Java is not that big a thing, some said they found the transition quite easy, and I'm wondering how best to get that across in resumes & cover letters to Java recruiters who may not realise or may not have people able to assess someone coming in from a different language because they don't know any other language or technology than Java. Also, the posts may be useful to anyone else also considering similar transition.