However, for a computer naive, I think Java is not bad to learn all sorts of programming skills, thinkg, and habits. My wife is still on going with Java.
As per job, it is very hard to tell how to get one in the quickst time. Different people has different approach. I suggest you not only study computer, but also imrpove English skills and interview techniques.
My wife is a special case though, because her speaking is much better than the average. I guess she will have much less problem finding a job than many of us.
I also recommand search Jabber's posts. He has many very good insights towards computer learning as well as interview techniques.