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Recent posts by badari gururaj

A few questions...this might help you decide what to do...


what are the benifits of having an EJB behind the facade layer?

Do you want to handle any transcations and security in this EJB or will you do it from facade layer?

Can you isolate your business logic into a POJO and use it as a statless service being called from the facade layer?

Is the information propagating out of POJO into another layer (Database, EIS etc)? Can this propagation be handled from the POJO in a statless manner (You mentioned scalability..do you want this layer to handle information in a stateless manner?)

Regards
Badari
I think its a misconception that HR ==> Recruitment. No. recruitment is only a part of what HR does. No matter how small/big the company is, you do need a set of people dedicated to look after the people side of the business.
Its an entirely different thing what happens in your individual company and how good/bad is the HR.

Regards
Badari
10 years ago
Java market in London is generally good. But this will be the worst time to come to london looking for an IT job. There have been some problems with a lot of financial institutions after the US sub-prime issue. More over Nov-Dec-Jan is normally a lull period in the It job market

Regards
Badari
10 years ago
I had 7+ years experience when i came to UK. The certifications did help but only initially. End of the day, what really matters is how you are able perform in the interviews. On the other hand, the expereince you gain while doing these certifications itself helps a lot. I got a lot of help because of IBM 665 when i attended interviews as i was concentrating on SOA kind of jobs with a touch of Websphere Integration.

In terms of resigning, i had planned ahead to take care of myself and my family during the months when i was not earning. But ofcourse i did have my immediate family to fall back on in case of any trouble.
10 years ago
These are two different things

if you are claiming points under master degree category, you need to submit the Master Degree certificate in original

You need to provide a letter from the university where you did your BACHELOR'S DEGREE that the medium of instruction was English. If you want to avoid going to the university for this, you will have to take IELTS exam and pass it with a minimum 6 band score.
10 years ago
Hi,
I can give you some information from my first hand experience.

1. You have to do a very thorough research on your target job market in the UK. Go through the job sites, get a hang of the kind of jobs/monies available. If you are looking at permnet jobs or contract jobs, make sure you have all the information you need. All the information will be available in the job sites and sites like contractorUK

2. Companies do expect you to have work authrorisation in UK even before they want to talk to you. There are hardly any companies these days which would sponser work permits. If you have an International driving permit issued in India, you can drive cars in UK upto 1 year and its not true that all companies would insist on Driving licence.

3. Most importantly, after doing your research, you have to be confident that your level of skills would definetly land you in a job. If you are not confident, make sure that you update your skillsets and reach a point where you can be confident.

4. Once you get your HSMP and decide to come to UK, you can do a lot of ground work sitting in India. You can approach the job sites and consultants with your CV and tell them that you are coming to UK on particular date and start scheduling interviews. If your CV really good you can land a few first round telephonic interviews and take them sitting in India.

This is what i did

Jun 2006 - Decided to apply for HSMP. Started working on my technical skills
Oct 2006 - Applied for HSMP
Nov 2006 - HSMP approved
Dec 2006 - Resigned from my job
Jan 2006 - Decided to fly to UK in mid Feb. Started disposing my belonings in India. Applied to UK job websites, started getting very good response. Scheduled 5 inteviews for mid Feb. Attended 2 telephonic interviews while sitting in india
First week feb 2006- Got my Visa and confirmed the ticets
2nd week Feb - Flew to UK
3rd week Feb - first offer
4th week March - joined my first job. Had 6 offers by this time.

Probably you can gather the amount of preperation i did before reaching a stage where i can join my first job.

It depends a lot on your confidence level whether you want to resign from your job or go on a long leave. Its your decision.

Hope this helps

Regards
Badari
10 years ago
I dont see anything that is available "for outsideres" only. Most of the jobs are advertised through consultatns on the job websites
you can check out

www.monster.co.uk
www.cwjobs.co.uk
www.jobsite.co.uk
www.jobserve.com

These cover most of the IT related jobs available
10 years ago
Hi Gauri,

To answer your questions

1 and 2. Its not at all difficult to get HSMP. You have to get all your documents in place and apply directly to the HSMP office in the UK. There is no need to go through consultants. It takes about 4 to 5 weeks (normally) to get a decision on your application. It might take more time if there is any difficulty in your case(where the Home office(UK) are not happy with your documents and carry out further checks). you can get more details on this web page

3. No, you dont need to have an offer before applying to HSMP. Infact you dont need an offer to come to UK too(on HSMP). But it always helps to know your marking in the UK and mention its details in the application

4. The J2EE market is fairly positive for the right candidates. But as the year end approches, number of jobs on the market will fall. The best time would be Feb-March

5. Dependents are eligeble to work when the spouse is on HSMP

6. Coming to UK on HSMP is a 2 stage process. Getting the HSMP approval and getting the Entry Clearance (read visa). Once you have the HSMP approved, Entry clearalce can be given initially UPTO a maximum of 2 years. You would need to get the HSMP extended at the end of 2 years. According to the current process, you will be issued a further 3 year's visa. At the end of 5 years (2+3), you can apply for permnent residency. UK is moving towards a points based immigration system from early next year.
Things could change .

Hope this hepls

Regards
Badari
[ October 15, 2007: Message edited by: badari gururaj ]
10 years ago
If you are looking at UK, the best way would be to apply for Highly Skilled Migrant Program(HSMP). You can find the details here
10 years ago
Even if you think of moving to UK..i'd suggest you to wait till the new year...there are a few changes expected in Jan/Feb 2008 with respect to immigration and work permits..
10 years ago
Hi Tina,
I am living in the UK for the past 6 months with my 2 year old daughter.
The registration process is fairly straight forward. It does not take any processing time as such. Once you have moved into your residence(not temporary residence like hotel) you would need to contact the nearest NHS surgery (local clinic run by NHS). You will be asked to fill in a registration form and once its done, you are a member of that surgery. It might take a couple of weeks to get yourself an NHS number..but that does not stop you from getting your kid seen by a doctor. Since you are talking about a baby which is less than an year old, there will be health visitors coming to your home to visit the baby. Vaccinations are more or less similar to India. You can carry the vaccination list of the baby and the surgery will compare it against the standard UK vaccination list and will give you a book with furhter instructions.
Apart from Surgerys (for routine checkups), you can always ring 999 for any kind of Emergency services.

Regards
Badari
10 years ago
Ravi,
I'd suggest you take a pragmatic approach to your situation.

What are the chances that you get to do what ever you want to do when you come back to India?

If the answer is 100% then come back.

How long do you think you will be doing programming and be after jobs that need every day programming skills?

I have more than 8 yrs exp in the industry and there were times when i though "hey this is not my job...i am not cut out for this...i'll definetly do better in my next job"..i used to loose interest in my current job...loose concentration and invariably..end up performing bellow par...

Are you in the same situation?..just think what signals are you sending to your manager...

I gather that you are using Unix and Websphere in your current role...thats fantastic...your combined knowledge of Java programming, Websphere and Unix systems is an very good set of skills..

I'd suggest you to be more proactive in looking at the right kind of role for you with these skillsets.. onsite...and not depend on your manager to assign you one...look at your network...talk to collegues..etc

if you think coming back to India at this point of time in your career is going to make a great deal of good for your career...do so....if you think coming back to india will get you an assignment with a lot of java programming...design patterns...etc ...i think it will be a short sighted approach

Its your call


Regards
Badari
10 years ago
I am not sure about Australia.

But its very very difficult to get a Visa sponsorship from UK.

There are 2 alternatives.

1. Join an Indian based company which has businesses in the UK and come here through them

2. Apply for HSMP(Highly skilled migrant program) of the UK govt which allows unlimited access to UK job market and you dont even need a job offer to come to UK. You can get more details on This URL

The only way a UK based company could think of sponsoring your visa would be if you are extreemly good at what you do and you can convince the company that you are the only and the best person for that job.

Regards
Badari
10 years ago
Hi Kartik,

To me, moving from a J2EE background into Enterprise Integration is a natural progression. Websphere process server and Integration developer form a part of the SOA stack being offered by IBM. Both these products are being heavily pushed. I have over 8 years in the Industry and my profile is similar. I started with J2EE and moved to EAI using Websphere tools (MQ, Message broker and Process Server). Its definetly and interesting area with a lot of scope.

Regards
Badari
10 years ago
Cleared IBM 665 wit 70% this week. Refered SW717 718 and 719. I had a fairly good exposure to IBM EAI tools. the free material for 919 is sligly out dated.

Regards
Badari
[ January 26, 2007: Message edited by: badari gururaj ]