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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...
by kenfrapin
Fri Nov 20, 2009 12:55 pm
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: Work atmosphere
Replies: 26
Views: 3936

Work culture and office ethics overall is good and well practised in the UK in comparison to India. Professional ethics are quite strong which is why work hours are well maintained. If you dont take multiple tea/coffee breaks and long lunches as is typically the practise in India, then there will ne...
by kenfrapin
Wed Oct 28, 2009 1:54 pm
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: Need Your Suggestions to Get a Job in UK
Replies: 18
Views: 3061

Hi Vijay, I have just gone through the entire post and one thing is very clear - Your dying urge to be 'onsite' is far outweighing your common sense - well atleast that's what I infer from your non stop questioning. All forum members are advicing you very well and clearly stating that 1. In general,...
by kenfrapin
Mon Oct 26, 2009 10:34 am
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: Inviting all JAVA Gurus - Howz Java market???
Replies: 42
Views: 8407

Screamaway - the process of signing the final papers once the interview process starts takes 2 months in some cases - so it's not the actual job hunt period we were discussing. Hunting for a job can take a year agreed, but the question was how long does it take to close the deal once the interview p...
by kenfrapin
Sun Oct 25, 2009 6:20 pm
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: Inviting all JAVA Gurus - Howz Java market???
Replies: 42
Views: 8407

Sounds like a good plan. It is your choice but I suggest that if you get a contract job for 4 to 6 months only then consider getting you family because the pay can keep you going even if you dont get another role after the contract. All depends on your risk appetite and the offers you get once you a...
by kenfrapin
Sat Oct 24, 2009 9:45 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Permanent Residency and then British Citizenship
Replies: 4
Views: 3247

Thanks f2k,

You have confirmed my thoughts as well :-)

Cheers
KP
by kenfrapin
Fri Oct 23, 2009 11:20 pm
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: Inviting all JAVA Gurus - Howz Java market???
Replies: 42
Views: 8407

ukhsmp - Cant' help you here....hope u have been readin the threads properly... it all depends on your skills and what you can offer. More importantly are you tryin for contractin or perm roles? Unlike earlier contracts these days are just 3 to 6 months and perm jobs offer very low salaries...u have...
by kenfrapin
Fri Oct 23, 2009 12:49 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Permanent Residency and then British Citizenship
Replies: 4
Views: 3247

Thanks Wanderer, So that's where I lost my way. Though I do my 5 years, the additional 12 months are required for this. Once I get the ILR, spend another 12 months free of immigration control, then I qualify for citizenship Another question - Once I get my ILR, I know I am free to pursue anything. W...
by kenfrapin
Fri Oct 23, 2009 12:37 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Permanent Residency and then British Citizenship
Replies: 4
Views: 3247

Permanent Residency and then British Citizenship

Hi All, I somehow seemed to have let a few facts slip between the cracks here so need some of you to plonk my head. I know there are plans to change the current residency and citizenship rule but for now assuming there are no changes, my question is Once I apply for and have my ILR granted, can I th...
by kenfrapin
Fri Oct 23, 2009 11:38 am
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: Inviting all JAVA Gurus - Howz Java market???
Replies: 42
Views: 8407

That's a million dollar question and a lottery answer my friend - Who can ever give an answer to such a question????

8) 8) 8)
by kenfrapin
Fri Oct 23, 2009 7:44 am
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: Inviting all JAVA Gurus - Howz Java market???
Replies: 42
Views: 8407

You are referring to the oldest problem in the book. No company will ever bother interviewing you if you are not available within the UK, unless of course you are vying for a top executive job and you have 20 yrs experience running a company :-) For all other mortal souls like us, it is a very diffi...
by kenfrapin
Thu Oct 22, 2009 7:49 pm
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: Interview Attire!!
Replies: 13
Views: 2374

Yes! If your consultant has said so then definitely go for the suit.
And you are meeting the CTO and Director so a suit is just perfect for the occasion

All the best!!! Let us all know the good news....stay calm, you are gonna rock :-)
KP
by kenfrapin
Thu Oct 22, 2009 11:44 am
Forum: Newly Arrived in UK - General How To queries (NO immigration/visa/ILR queries)
Topic: Opening bank account without address proof
Replies: 20
Views: 19971

Oh bugger!!! Talking about NI, well the NI lapplication form will do you no good at all! Anyone can ask for an application form at any address. Apply for the NI, wait for it to be provided and once you get that letter, you can use that with Barclays One more option is there, but I am not very sure o...
by kenfrapin
Thu Oct 22, 2009 11:38 am
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: Interview Attire!!
Replies: 13
Views: 2374

Yup, I can definitely agree to that - but do read my note clearly, it was meant for an IT guy and I presumed that what was the role was for. Also, my sense of smart casuals may not be seen in the same light as others, so that's fair enough. Finance roles, executive desk jobs, top level management an...
by kenfrapin
Thu Oct 22, 2009 11:27 am
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: Interview Attire!!
Replies: 13
Views: 2374

Ha ha, good retort meats all I comply with all you say. I guess I did not come across clear when I meant Casual wear - It is not the regular casual dress down on a Friday but more Smart casuals which definitely looks good and the right way. Dressing down on Fridays - again, safe to say if they the c...
by kenfrapin
Thu Oct 22, 2009 10:06 am
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: Interview Attire!!
Replies: 13
Views: 2374

Your attire depends on the interviewer and also at which point in the process you are. Let me detail a little to help you out Initial rounds 1. Formals and Smart casuals are surely OK 2. Do not wear a suit if you are going on a Friday. 3. All they look for is a smart person and a person can look sma...
by kenfrapin
Thu Oct 22, 2009 9:46 am
Forum: Newly Arrived in UK - General How To queries (NO immigration/visa/ILR queries)
Topic: Opening bank account without address proof
Replies: 20
Views: 19971

Another work around I found out when trying to get an address proof for my wife Your friend who is renting the appartment will hopefully still be paying utility bills like electricity, gas and even Council tax. He can call any of these companies and just add your name onto the bill as they dont ask ...
by kenfrapin
Sun Oct 04, 2009 6:19 pm
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: IT Jobs in Finance Domain
Replies: 3
Views: 1306

One correction to the initial post so that potential skilled workers planning to move to the UK are not disheartened. 90 to 95% of the IT jobs are NOT only in the Banking/Finance World. This is a completely incorrect perception and there are a lot of roles in Software Services, Healthcare and who ca...
by kenfrapin
Thu Oct 01, 2009 10:47 am
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: Current IT job market in UK
Replies: 119
Views: 45815

Hi Vanadil, The confusion on who and what 'Consultants' are is what causes a lot of confusion between Asian countries and the UK. What you mentioned about a Consultant is what I had written where you join a company that sends their employees onsite for short or long term assignments. However, these ...
by kenfrapin
Mon Sep 28, 2009 4:27 pm
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: Current IT job market in UK
Replies: 119
Views: 45815

Thanks Vanadil for correcting me there, totally forgot the Tier 2 Visa route option. Finding trustworthy consultancies is another matter as I am pretty sure neither these Consultants nor the UKBA want to misuse this wonderful option for talented people :-) So lets hope for the best for Thamayanthi !...
by kenfrapin
Mon Sep 28, 2009 2:19 pm
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: Current IT job market in UK
Replies: 119
Views: 45815

Mr Thamayanthi, Please dont waste your hard earned money by failling into these consultant traps. When UK experienced top notch people out here are finding it difficult, just chalk out the probability of you being successful here. Consultants are there only to make a quick buck and trap gullible peo...
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