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I used to be in Bangalore!!
But I would like to be a part of your Bangalore Buddies group on JR
14 years ago
Hi Sai,

The HSMP program is ok but even if you have the supposed points provided as per the calculation it still depends on the actual case workers to allot you points and if your case is not represented and documented correctly then it could go for a toss.
Assuming you do get HSMP:
1. You can work as you want in your field fulltime/part-time/consulting.
2. You can have your immediate family as dependents on HSMP.
3. Current job scenario in UK is a mixed bag. For some technologies there is a high demand here and you can get lots of contracts too. But for some you will struggle.

You need to give yourself a lead time of 2 months at least to settle down and find a job. I do not know of any situation where they have hired people over telephonic interviews in India.

I think you still should be able to make most out of it and best of luck for your HSMP and future endeavours!!

Cheers
Vishal
14 years ago

Originally posted by Sunil Kumar Gupta:
Very recently , I got a chance for technical interview of a big company for Swing. They asked all those questions, Which were there in a job site for swing ,exactly in the same order and , you will not believe that you can match the words also

In this case, What will you say.



Even then I will stad by what I say. What is the source of questions generated by the interviewer is immaterial. If you have done your homework in college or are experienced then you should be able to tackle any scenario. If you do not know about the area you can say so in the interview and the interviewer wont hold you against it. If he does then the interview isnt worth it.
But this is not excuse enough to prepare from a fixed question set. If it helps you great!! Go ahead!!

Cheers
Vishal
14 years ago

Originally posted by Sunil Kumar Gupta:


I am not saying that target those interview questions only for your success, But there is nothing wrong, if you know that what kind of questions can be made from a perticular topic. And this is necessary to advance your knowledge.



I know we have already deviated from the question posted but my opinions on the same...
The theoretical knowledge is good upto the academic activities i.e. preparing for exams but the same question list or the expected question guides which people (esp. in India) are dependent should be put aside.

What you know till now from your project experiences in college or just through knowledge should be used. You should never be dependent on FAQ's or assorted materials to prepare for interview. Also the interviewer should have open mind in assessing the answers. If you have worked on any technology or had it as a part of your curriculum then you should know what will be expected please stick to the same and be confident...

In short the bottom-line is please do not be dependent on a Q's list

Cheers
Vishal
14 years ago

Originally posted by richa shah:
Thanks Vishal and Bhoooooo for your replies

I will be in proper london..i might be getting aroung 30 pounds (for food n travel) per day , and will be staying in company provided accomodation. I guess I wont be saving much



I think its the same for most of the companies I think for short trips. But since you are going to be here on WP I suppose you need to be paid a salary. Please verify this with your company. They will always want the easy way out....

Anyways you can enjoy your stay and visit most of the tourist places (the regular ones). But the places to see are actually out of London esp. see the Winsor castle just outside London a cool place...

Cheers
Vishal
14 years ago
I think you could have a stalker (if you are good looking)
Or the fastest running athlete if you are ugly (i mean running away from you of course !!)


Cheers
Vishal
14 years ago

Originally posted by abhishek goswamy:

The developer community should shun all these types of people getting fast jobs and ruining the life of an average developer.



Hey Abhishek good thoughts but not possible mate. Thats what I had been trying to highlight in one of my previous posts. That the market is booming and hence such other factors like job change and stability are becoming redundant.
If one company does not provide them the opportunity then the next one will. The scariest among them are the sweet talkers who tend to become your bosses and absolutely have no sense of direction in terms of technology or client business. I have faced these to a lot.
Please add these to the list too

Cheers
Vishal
14 years ago

Originally posted by Ajay Mathew:
True,
but why is it mandatory.



I understand this could be a part of the preliminary filtering processes. If you notice a few years back when IT was just bouncing back in India there were fewer jobs and due to the demand-supply equation only the best candidates got opportunities in terms of their academic performance and experience.
Right now since the market is in a boom the major criteria even for 1 yrs experienced guy is salary and related matters. So later on even if the candidate is selected and does not fit the budgets its a waste of the entire processes. Since these are the points where candidates can join/refuse to join.
Anyways even if you dont give them this information I'm sure they will come back to you to ask you verbally on your expetations if your profile is really good...

HTH

Cheers
Vishal
14 years ago

Originally posted by richa shah:
Hi guyz, I might be going to london too , but only for a couple of months in august ! Any idea as to how people coming for such short period can save ? I would be coming on WP so whats the expected sal for a 3 yr exp person ??

Thanks in advance



Hey Richa,
Where will you be going in UK. Is it exactly London or in nearby areas??

Cheers
Vishal
14 years ago
Being the interviewer does not mean you are the boss. Keep an open mind and appreciate fedback too. Now you too will be gaining experience in a new field i.e interviewing .

Your aim is to select the best available not to prove your skills to the interviewee. In order to try to find out soft skills you can get to know the way sentences are constructed and expansive vocabulary used.
Regarding fake experience - I try to ask open ended questions regarding actual usage in projects. For example - in Java if you have Thread classes and objects asking what run and start does is theoritical. But asking usage of Threading in Project will provide insight into the way a person has worked.

Try to make the interview practical in terms of short code samples on the fly and pepper with some analytical questions which can tell you how the person thinks. These is generally applicable to 1-4 yrs exp. people. If its more then there could be an element of questions related to processes, metrics on team level and organization level being taken care of by the interviewee.

HTH

Cheers
Vishal
14 years ago
I don't think they even pay well. They too are one of the companies who do not negotiate but market to the prospective employee that they can offer a fix price band for certain number of years. What you bring to the table and how well your interview was does not matter.

Also initially before 2003 I think they had a healthy onsite-offshore ratio hence lots of onsite opportunities but they margially changed that and the prospect of onsite for many projects was bleak.

One more thing, many of my friends joined this place and were on bench for more than 3 months shuffling on various technology trainings right from Java to CRM

It would not be a dream company leave alone the right place to join according to me. The rest is your decision and forummers opinions...

Cheers
Vishal
14 years ago
Hi rathi,

The standards you are talking about exist in the Indian market where attrition is high and people discuss salaries as if they are a daily topic of debate. In UK entry-level IT jobs could get you around 18-26K.

The 40K mark you are talking about is still high in terms of UK salaries and is not a norm unless you are highly experienced. Recently there is a rise in the job scenario esp. in my domain. But you should not be surprised to see even 60K at the lower end in terms of Liverpool street type investment banking jobs but they are way out of league for regulars (thats what I heard).

But generally if you are coming from India most companies are known to pay on a per diem style along with the normal Indian salary and also will provide accomodation. I think this will help save a lot of money too if thats what you are looking for

Cheers
Vishal
14 years ago
Hi Abhishek,

I have myself been in similar positions and the question I ask is whether I am satisfied. I think this is the key. Keeping your mentality in mind even if you go to a new company and you find out that recently a guy having similar profile as yours has been recruited with higher salary what would you do?

I believe in change too, which could be change in technologies, domain etc. Its like being a jack of all. Due to this I have had to change jobs too. But this was not due to seeking more salary. That was not the prime motive. But the position I am in now could not have been better considering money and growth factors.

Please think about it, whether changing a job will give you satisfaction. In the current senario since you have been promoted I do not see the company not giving you a hike if you talk to them or drop hints. If you have performed to the best they will be after you and wont let you leave. Trust me...

Cheers
Vishal
14 years ago

Originally posted by Priya Raja:
Thankyou for your response, Vishal Bhatiya.

What is the reason behind your opinion?
May I know?

[ July 12, 2006: Message edited by: Priya Raja ]



Nothing particular!! Its just that I've had lots of interaction with people from TCS (including friends and colleagues). Life is routine and and nothing challenging surely for a fresher

And atleast I would not like to be among a mass of people struggling to make my mark!!

Disclaimer: Just my thoughts above to be taken as required

Cheers
Vishal
14 years ago

Originally posted by rathi ji:
Just a guess.

In US, H1-B people gets around 50,000 USDs so in UK it's around 30000 Pounds (I am just assuming, expenses/taxes are more or less same in both the country).



No way can US and UK salaries and life styles be compared...
Except for rupee to dollar/pound conversion evrything else is different. The same commodities and luxury items esp. electronics are much cheaper in US.

I think Bhooo Yempeti has rightly identified the costs and general information.

Cheers
Vishal
14 years ago