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Current Jobs In US

 
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Dear friends,
I have been reading a lot that has been posted on this forum about jobs in java.
I have been preparing for a java job in US for the past few months and now the situations seems to be really bad.
I did my scjp in november, have 1 yr experience in vb and now 1 yr in java( java, jdbc, jsp, servlets) i have managed 2 web projects in jsp.
do you guys in the US think i have a reasonable enough chance to get a job in the US???
all this talk of layoffs is quite worrying
thanks in advance
DS
 
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Well, it seems that at the moment we have enough programmers already in this country and that the previous "need" was unfounded.
My $0.02
 
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Divyajot Ahluwali:
You can follow my "live as it happens" job search. Go down about 3 or 4 messages. BTW/ I am a US-Citizen / US-Educated / and laid off last week.
My resume is at http://members.aol.com/jpcoxey
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As compared to last October - it's really difficult right now in the IT market. It doesn't matter whether you do mainframe prgramming, C++, Java, etc. - a lot of people are getting laid off. More so in the junior ranks.
In October - I had 20 phone calls/responses to my advertisement on www.javajobs.com I posted my resume to javajobs.com on Monday and have had 2 phone calls so far. Quite a difference.
One is from an outfit in San Diego, CA. At this point in my career, I am willing to take a chance and relocate - if I they make an offer. I have phone interview with them tomorrow. Hopefully can get a plane trip - and at least visit the San Diego zoo (world famous - totally awesome).
I know it sounds discouraging. But this market did a complete turnaround as compared to last year. Don't see things picking up until July/Aug timeframe.
US Unemployment figures are supposed to be released tomorrow - if they are good - and the stock market repeats it's 400+ point gain tomorrow - perhaps the mood in the economy will change.
Gotta run,
John Coxey
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John,
Doesn't look good for another 400+ run up today. Already they're saying that the market will be lower today.
-Peter
 
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Peter:
Yeah - I see the dow is down 171 this morning. Looks like the unemployment numbers reached a 20 month high. Still not as bas as it could have been.
Was really hoping things would have gone the other way.
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Waiting for outfit in San Diego to give me a call this morining - gotta see what they have to offer. They sent me a rap sheet for the position - looks like they want alot of EJB/Servlet experience. But I will let them tell me that during the conversation this morning.
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