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by kenfrapin
Tue Mar 30, 2010 7:41 pm
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: Job in Edinburgh
Replies: 6
Views: 1619

Hi, There are 2 answers here and it's how you approach it 1. 38k in Edinburgh for 10yrs exp is definitely on the lower side and especially when you are categorized as a skilled worker. I was in the Java/J2EE line and have so many of my friends in this line. Avg pay for 4 yrs is £35k in this line an...
by kenfrapin
Tue Mar 30, 2010 7:32 pm
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: How to go about getting a Job in U.K
Replies: 12
Views: 3234

Tim555, Did you not go on and on about how I am a photocopier and only duplicating you very recent one liner answer to someone? May I know what you are doing here? You have done this before and when I confronted you, all I got was some snide remark. Well it's out here in the open. You wrote so much ...
by kenfrapin
Sat Mar 13, 2010 11:48 pm
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: Interview doubts
Replies: 31
Views: 4836

Dear Forum Members and Original Poster.. Before taking Tim555's words for any decent value, kindly go thru many of his other posts. He has only been negative, attacking almost all members and targeting one member after another.... Moderators - I hope this is being monitored because if this continues...
by kenfrapin
Sat Mar 13, 2010 11:43 pm
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: Is it right time to arrive in UK with HSMP tier1(general)???
Replies: 29
Views: 4478

A poster called Tim555 Joined Feb 11 2010 Posts since joining 387 - As on March 13 2010 Average posts per day - Close to 12!!!! You point a finger at me for copying your rubbish? I have read many of your posts. Forget copying, many members here have CLEARLY stated apart from copying, and only increa...
by kenfrapin
Sat Mar 13, 2010 7:42 pm
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: Is it right time to arrive in UK with HSMP tier1(general)???
Replies: 29
Views: 4478

For someone like Saikrishna seeking advice, actual number of people advising counts. If only one person says its not good, dont come, then unless it's GOD or Gordon Brown stating, its tough to accept. It sure helps if there are few more posts to confirm the situation on the ground rather than ONE pe...
by kenfrapin
Sat Mar 13, 2010 7:24 pm
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: Is it right time to arrive in UK with HSMP tier1(general)???
Replies: 29
Views: 4478

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by kenfrapin
Fri Mar 12, 2010 1:01 pm
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: Job Search Approach
Replies: 6
Views: 1400

Karpu, this is a great forum with well seasoned professionals ready to provide advice to those who want it BUT from the mere fact that you are planning to come here on a job search with just £1400 and that too based in London, I believe you have not done your research properly or you have not state...
by kenfrapin
Mon Mar 08, 2010 1:05 pm
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: Is it right time to arrive in UK with HSMP tier1(general)???
Replies: 29
Views: 4478

Hi Saikrishna, You have been here before and tried your chances in the market. Nothing has changed much from then to now so in general the market is still tough. Jobs are there but things are still difficult. Since you have already tried once, do not waste your hard earned money and time by coming h...
by kenfrapin
Mon Mar 08, 2010 12:46 pm
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: Interview doubts
Replies: 31
Views: 4836

As a general rule, a bank account is not mandatory to go for an interview or secure a job. Before someone jumps at how I can say this, well then, the process my company and so do many other companies follow are 1. Job secured and person signed on 2. For a salary account, employee letter is required ...
by kenfrapin
Sun Mar 07, 2010 11:52 pm
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: Anyone going to UK on Tier 1 in March 2010 1st week
Replies: 22
Views: 3232

PS: I have told time and again that a minimum of 5 yrs solid experience is a must - again, I am sure you never bothered reading my posts correctly. Students, recent grads, people with years of exp thats not relevant, people with less exp etc WILL NOT find it easy - I never said they would and you se...
by kenfrapin
Sun Mar 07, 2010 11:43 pm
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: Anyone going to UK on Tier 1 in March 2010 1st week
Replies: 22
Views: 3232

Tim555, This whole discussion started because YOU keep giving us one liner replies. This whole issue is because many members find YOUR answers negative. Maybe what you need to do is provide detailed answers and not ASSUME people know who you are. I can see you are indeed well experienced and have go...
by kenfrapin
Sun Mar 07, 2010 10:10 pm
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: Anyone going to UK on Tier 1 in March 2010 1st week
Replies: 22
Views: 3232

There you go..... 2 out of 3 got a job and that too in 2008/2009, the worst time in the UK - who is a salesman and who is a petty whiner now 8) Thanks for your post Namastelondon, you prove my point - the market is alive and good for only those who DESERVE it....and I intend to help those people alw...
by kenfrapin
Sun Mar 07, 2010 9:22 pm
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: Anyone going to UK on Tier 1 in March 2010 1st week
Replies: 22
Views: 3232

No hard feelings Tim, guess its only right to let you know, but first let me tell you I dislike personal attacks from insolent and negative people. They do no good to themselves nor to the general public. So then 1. Do see all my posts. Unlike members who post one liners, most of my posts are very d...
by kenfrapin
Sun Mar 07, 2010 5:23 pm
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: 5 weeks of search(Feb/Mar'09), 3 offers, finally picked one
Replies: 11
Views: 3089

Very well done Custodian - it's just a small encouragement to those plannin to come or already here and finding it hard to work thing out. You have explained very well what it means to do the basics right and persevere to land the role. If you dont mind saying to help others out here - Your profile...
by kenfrapin
Sun Mar 07, 2010 5:08 pm
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: Anyone going to UK on Tier 1 in March 2010 1st week
Replies: 22
Views: 3232

Sorry to say but Tim555 has indeed been discouraging more than giving a 'true' picture of things on the ground. Maybe he works in a domain or sector that is truly facing a bad time but once again, that does not speak for the whole market in the UK. There are so many links and articles on crazy stori...
by kenfrapin
Wed Feb 24, 2010 2:32 pm
Forum: NOW LOCKED - UK Tier 1 (General) Dependent Visas - Pls Post in Immigration for Family Members sub forum
Topic: Can we reapply Tier1 or HSMP visa if you have not used it
Replies: 9
Views: 3473

If you want to extend it, then 1. Old Rules still apply. That is, no Master's required 2. You need to show you are economically active. That means if possible you need to be employed at the point of extension to strengthen your case and moreover, you have to provide 12 of the last 16months payslips ...
by kenfrapin
Sat Jan 30, 2010 12:51 am
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: Anyone Traveling to U.K in Feb 2010 for JOB search?
Replies: 14
Views: 3169

BTW about London Pay scales - 28k in other cities equals close to 35k in London Rents - A decent 2 Bed house up north comes to £475 and down south maybe £525 to £625 and these are all in good localities. A 1 Bed in Ealing Broadway in a similar great location comes to £900 so its almost double!!!...
by kenfrapin
Sat Jan 30, 2010 12:47 am
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: Anyone Traveling to U.K in Feb 2010 for JOB search?
Replies: 14
Views: 3169

You guys need to go thru all other informative posts in this forum...they will help clear all your doubts... Specific to Karuna 1 - How is the UK IT Market? Worse than Indian and Asian markets but still not bad to come and try if you have the right skills and the patience to survive 2 - Is this the ...
by kenfrapin
Sat Jan 30, 2010 12:33 am
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: Finally got job
Replies: 12
Views: 2931

Goes to only show one simple fact - you have the skills, you persevere and YOU get the results. Markets will be good and will be bad at any point in time anywhere in the world but it all depends on YOU.

Congrats dude....you deserve it so enjoy your time here the most

Cheers
KP
by kenfrapin
Tue Jan 26, 2010 11:12 am
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Indian passport application in london by Post
Replies: 2
Views: 1037

Does the Indian Embassy, like the UKBA, guarantee that in case of the passport being lost or stolen in the post, they will sort out issues? I do know that the UKBA guarantees the application if sent by Royal Mail Special Delivery and hence many apply by post for various visas. However, in case of th...
by kenfrapin
Wed Jan 13, 2010 9:53 am
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: IT Job / Place in scotland
Replies: 16
Views: 2483

Errr...am I missing a BIG point here? This forum is part of the immigrationboard right? So aint immigration related queries the Mother of all things out here? Anyways, immigration related or not, there is no point in criticizing or finding fault. I guess we have all joined the forum to either help o...
by kenfrapin
Sat Jan 09, 2010 7:18 pm
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: Current IT job market in UK
Replies: 119
Views: 45815

Hi Vijay, Market overall is better than 2008 and slowly picking up. Regarding J2EE, Spring etc or anything to do with Services well, there is a market but not very sure what's available at the moment. There are many Indian Service Providers so a big chunk of the market is in their hands. Maybe you c...
by kenfrapin
Sat Jan 09, 2010 1:02 pm
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: Inviting all JAVA Gurus - Howz Java market???
Replies: 42
Views: 8407

Just so everyone sort of gets the idea why people tend to leave good jobs in their home countries and come here to try their luck EVEN when the market is bad For the explanation lets assume an average IT worker in India with 5 yrs exp. I guess the average pay will be around Rs 7 lakhs (again a gener...
by kenfrapin
Sat Jan 09, 2010 10:49 am
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: IT Job / Place in scotland
Replies: 16
Views: 2483

Surprising to see such a reply from senior members of the forum. Meats, the question asked by Krishna1215 was quite valid and he is looking for FIRST HAND info from forum members about Scotland. An IT Guy with 12 yrs exp and a family would have definitely done the required Googling and hunting aroun...
by kenfrapin
Tue Nov 24, 2009 10:31 pm
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: Work atmosphere
Replies: 26
Views: 3936

Ok then, so what we do on weekends...hmm... If you cut out obligatory things to do on weekends like back home (India) say have to visit relatives, do some odd jobs for the neighbourhood, take the dog for a walk, chase the repairman to complete their work, run on Saturdays in Govt offices to pay bill...
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