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State of job market in US

 
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I am Sun certified programmer and have an experience of about a year. I am on bench for the last 3 weeks with no client interviews coming by. Is is true that the job market in USA is slowing down or something ? I do not need a sponsorship too as iam a permanent resident, but nothing is moving my favour on the job front.
Is it very difficult to get Java job at entry level for guys like me ?
 
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Hi Rajesh,
I am also a SCJP , working for a consulting company.
I have been on the bench for the last month and half.(i got the job two month ago.) I am not sure if guys like us would get an interview with a client co. through a consulting co.
I am wondering what to do? any Suggestions ranchers???
 
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I think we guys need to exchange info about job openings in companies. If u have some let me know.
I think the market is pretty bad. How about others in ur company?

 
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The competition for jobs by candidates with a year of experience is going to be a tougher that it would be if you had two or more years of Java development under your belt, but there are many areas open to entry level candidates. You may have to go to where the jobs are though. There seem to be a lot more jobs than developers to fill them here in Dallas.
Good Luck

Originally posted by Rajesh Hegde:
I think we guys need to exchange info about job openings in companies. If u have some let me know.
I think the market is pretty bad. How about others in ur company?


 
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I'm not sure where you people are looking for jobs or how your approach has been, but I am a java developer with approximately
1-2 years experience (injava), and preparing for SCJP, working
in the NYC area. And I personally have interviewed and management has hired individuals with a SCJP. So, look hard and in the right places, you will find it! SCJP people are very much
valued.
 
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I'd agree with Ibrahim. Look hard. I got my first programming job recently with only about 5 months of training in Java, no SCJP, and no experience outside of school. My previous profession was unrelated. But, I had to do all the looking myself. Don't wait for them to find you. Be proactive.
 
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Is the job market slowing down? Sort of.
Whats happening is the all the dot coms are failing (e.g. pets.com, furnature.com). These companies never had a sound business model to begin with, but VCsand investors werewilling to thorw money at anyone back than. Today, they're facing reality.
A number of other high tect startups rode the rising tide with them (companies like zephyr). They're now also sinking with the lowering tide.
What this means is that there are less companies willing to hire anyone they can find, and more programmers available.

However, there are plenty of companies out there which are still looking for people (shameless plug: including my own company, Eyeshake/MobileLogic, if you ahve questions, feel free to ask me). Don't give up hope just yet. Just realize that the last two years were in the land of Oz, and this is reality (and its still a nice reality).
--Mark
hershey@eyshake.com
 
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This is regarding what Peter Lyons says.
I am Bachelor of CS but have no industrial experience(I was teaching for 4 years). I came to US few months back & now I am in CA.I am learning Java now but at home. I may take SCJP next month.Do I need to get some training? If yes , from where & in what? Would you please suggest? I really want to do something. I am ready for any starting-level job. Where exactly should I find for such entry-level jobs? I will be very thankful to you Paul if you could give any suggestions to me.
My e-mail id is
knj599@yahoo.com
Thanks.
 
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Hi !
I am recent user of this site.
I am already get selected for a company at USA.
They filed my papers in the month of September and recently i got message from my employer that papers are in some minor query, i want that how much time it requires.
What is the job criteria their in US.
I got selected on the basis of ASP.
Please convey me that is their boom on Java jobs. So that i can appear for SCJP exams...
Thanks...

 
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