After completing my bachelors, I took a job as a mainframes (COBOL) developer in a company, as I was in need of a job. I have been in the company for about two years now, and am looking for better options as I don't think mainframes would have the best future for me. I learned web development by myself, and I think I know enough for a junior developer.
Now, when applying for positions, I'm not sure how to describe my current work. I only worked with COBOL, and I feel possible employers may find my previous role being in a (rather) old language a negative. But I also don't want to show zero years of work experience, as I feel I have definitely grown as a developer, regardless of language.
- How(if at all) do I mention this language in the resume?
- How do I discuss the current job details in an interview?
Currently, I don't mention the language I used in the resume, focusing on the responsibilities, etc. instead. I list the languages I know and am interested in separately.