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Hey...hows everybody doing today..

I am working in US currently as a Java J2ee consultant for past six months. I have done my engineering in Computers(B.E) and have total 2.5 years of experience(2 years in India and 6 months in US)...I am on H1.

Can I look for permanent job in US? If so, how should i proceed, I have already posted my resume on lots of company websites(havent received any response yet). I am not even sure if H1 candidates can go on permanent payroll..and join some good company.

I am looking forward to go from consultant to permanent position. Is that possible, how can one know where to apply(its hard to distinguish between end-clients/companies with staffing/consulting companies...half of the time I get calls from staffing companies) , how should i proceed with my job search, also i heard it takes couple of months to get into permanent position (based on screening, couple of tech interviews and Hr interviews), what is pay scale for 2.5 years exp in Java tech in US?

Please guide..

thanks.
 
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It can take anywhere from 2 weeks to 6 months to find a job, but I would ballpark it on 2-3 months, depending on how actively you search, where you are, your industry experience, pickiness, etc.

For two years of experience, pay varies from about $50,000-$110,000 (but figure it will be around $65,000.

It takes a couple weeks to transfer an H1B visa.

The best place to find jobs is through friends. I would also recommend job search boards (e.g. Monster, Craig's List, HotJobs).

--Mark
 
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My two cents ..

I am on H1 and came to US about a year back through Infy. Left and found a good permanent position with a big bank . Pay is better , no one will ask you to go back ..401(k) / benefits are nice. If you are seeing a long term future in US , I would suggest you to do this. On the other hand if you are a "quickie" , be a contractor/consultant and earn kewl money and go back.

Although , I am kind of fed up with US and want to go back to India now

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Oh forgot..

Check out Dice.com
 
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For me, my resume on dice.com generates the most responses. However, 9 out of 10 responses are from recruiters, and most of the opportunities they inform me about are not nearby.

Recruiters and HR guys use search tools to scan resumes for keywords.

Good luck,
/Steve
 
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I am kind of fed up with US and want to go back to India now

In fact, i have seen lot of people are fed up with US.....some of my friends also want to quit the job and want to come back.

can you please point out the reasons ?
 
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Primary reason:
Being away from family.
 
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I am equally interested in opportunity in US.I am trying alot but in vain.Is it true that H1B for 2007 is already filled?
All the best
 
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Besides, once you're brought up in a certain culture, it is very difficult for you to have sense of belonging to another place & culture. If you're born & brought up in India and have spent 20-25 years here, it's difficult to adjust to entirely differnt culture without much social interaction with like-minded people. You get *very* lonely & feel void -- and this loneliness comes from within, getting lost in crowd doesn't help.

Of course, it's differnt for some people because they can relate to and adjust to US culture/lifestyle easily, they might be inheently comfortable with that - and additional comforts, better infrastructure help as well.

I really depnds on an individual, they both have their reasons to stay there or come back -- and both reason perfectly valid in their context. It's all about what you're inherently comfortable with, in the long run and short run.

- Manish
 
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Originally posted by Mark Herschberg:
It can take anywhere from 2 weeks to 6 months to find a job, but I would ballpark it on 2-3 months, depending on how actively you search, where you are, your industry experience, pickiness, etc.

For two years of experience, pay varies from about $50,000-$110,000 (but figure it will be around $65,000.

It takes a couple weeks to transfer an H1B visa.

The best place to find jobs is through friends. I would also recommend job search boards (e.g. Monster, Craig's List, HotJobs).

--Mark





Hey Mark..thanks for short but to the point info.
I am actively in search of job..and constantly keeping an eye on all job boards..dice, yahoo-hotjobs, craigslist. monster..everythg..and as one of our friends pointed out..even I get a lot of calls from staffing companies..that was one of my major concerns ..how to approach clients directly..
 
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Hey Mallika ..

How did u get into Bank Job? Any tips...


And thanks a lot to all my friends here on JavaRanch to put in their views and concerns..Thanks.
 
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My new company was a client for my old company and I used to interact with them. One day , they offered me the job and I took it.

Anothe suggestion for you: Try in companies like Wipro / CTS . They recruit from US ( as US employee ) and pay better than what they pay to some one whom they have recruited in India..My friend got an offer from CTS (USD 80 K PA ) . Kewl.


PS : Regarding my name . I just took it because I like Mallika (Sherawat ) and (Neha) Dhupia
 
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One more way you can try is keep an eye for openings on end client's web site. All the major banks, Insurnce companies, IT companies infact everybody has careers section on their web site. And most of the time they mention whether they are willing to sponser visa or Not. (As a side note what exactly is equal opportunity employer. My understanding is that the employement opportunity is same for everybody irrespective of their race , gender, age etc. provided they meet the qualifying criteria. But does it also include the visa status ? In other words if the employer is equal opportunities employer, does that mean that a H1B holder is at par with a person who doesn't need a sponsership ? Or is it limited to other attributes such as gender, race, age etc. ) In fact you can register to their web site and specify your criteria and they will send you a notification once something suitable for you comes up.

HTH

Rohan.
 
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That's an interesting observation. I would like to know if it comes within the purview of equal opportunity employer ?

Another thing , I know it didn't happen in my case , but won't it will come as a poaching case ( client poaching employees from vendor ).
 
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Originally posted by Maya Sharma:

Hey Mark..thanks for short but to the point info.
I am actively in search of job..and constantly keeping an eye on all job boards..dice, yahoo-hotjobs, craigslist. monster..everythg..and as one of our friends pointed out..even I get a lot of calls from staffing companies..that was one of my major concerns ..how to approach clients directly..



Try using your personal network, or networking based sites like LinkedIn (the major job boards offer similar services).

--Mark
 
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Hey Thanks EveryOne...

This should help me with my job search..
 
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