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Good news for the UK?

 
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That is good news for programmers in the UK. Now if we could just get the USA to wake up.
 
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Not so good news
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Instead, employers will now have to advertise all IT jobs in national newspapers or trade journals before looking at candidates abroad. But leading technology companies claim that the Government's definition of "IT skills" is too narrow and that there is still a shortage of workers in some parts of the industry.
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There is a skill shortage one that is manufactured, Job specs are bordering on the insane, there is no way you are going to get what the employers are asking for. They want breadth and depth over a wide range of skills and technologies. Many jobs are on hold even with so many out of work developers. Companies down want to carry out any training at all whether it is a course or on the job.
You must have all the right skills on the wish list with the right tools for the right number of years.
 
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Hi Sarada Bhasker I know how you feel, some of the job specs are unbelievable, especilly when you think of most developers background, most come from either a DB, or a langauge or a enviroment support background. But know you need solid experience in all three areas, I was in a interview where I was being grilled in all three areas, UNIX,Oracle and J2EE front end and back end. Tech question are also very hit and miss, while I scored high in back end J2EE, the differant type of EJBs what they are used for, transaction isolation and the different types, I scored low on front end JSP, I know servlets but dont use JSP much. They wanted someone who can score high on all, never mind the fact that if I am able to learn backend obn the job it should mean I am able to learn front end on the job.
That job is still on hold. They are looking for the super programmer or silver bullet and not getting it.
Tony
 
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