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Considering the current market conditions in the uk, what should I do?

 
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Hi there everyone,

I am a B.Sc. Computer Science and M.S.c Software Engineering graduate.
of 2:1 caliber. I have average A level results(B,C), and 8 GCSEs grade A-C

I have three months experience in software development (Java). I have attended two interviews in the last 2 months for software engineering positions (Visual Basic 6.0 & C++), but nothing has come out of it. I have probably applied to around 60 jobs during this period.

Is this a positive response, should I be grateful to of even got those interviews? I have started to feel as if i am wasting my time.

Honest feedback apreciated, especially from people in the UK. By the way, I am nearly 23.

Do I have a bright future ahead of me? I have started to feel sad

Thanks in advance
 
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I don't live in UK, Ilive in the US. But when I graduated, I had to send over 250 resumes and it took 4 months before I landed 2 offers. Don't despair, be patient and you will do just fine.
 
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Consider taking a new look at your CV. I find the key is that it must stand out from other CVs otherwise you'll get lost in the massive pile of applications that they receive. You've got to appear different as there are plenty of people out there with your same qualifications/background and you've got to stand out. How to do this though is tricky, but if you give me your email I'll send you mine - I dont appear to have a problem getting interest for jobs. Also sign up for as many agencies as you can, they'll help you with your cv and usually find plenty of opportunties! try jobserve.co.uk, reed.co.uk, cwjobs.co.uk etc. Good luck!!
 
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It might seem a bit backward but go to the consultancy offices and meet the people. I did not do this. I looked for a job in UK for almost 4 months. I did not get called for even a single interview. After that I got a friend here who told that I should have gone to the consultancies in person.

Its not this way in my country any more, so I had not felt it important.

Being a single guy if you are ready for a relocation, you can also apply to jobs in London. There are many in London.

If possible, do some other job part time and prepare for a cetification etc in the time remaining. It might just keep you going without getting desparate.

Regards,
Leena
 
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