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Study shows U.K. headed for upturn

Tony Alicea
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Study shows U.K. headed for upturn
The country's technology market is starting to recover, according to new
research from the London-based Centre for Economic and Business Research.
March 18, 2002, 10:00 AM PST

http://news.com.com/2100-1017-862388.html


Tony Alicea
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sanj singh
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I am in UK with 2 years of experience.I was made redundant on 9th January this year.After trying for over 2 months today I applied for a taxi driver's license to keep my mortgage and bills getting paid in time.
regards
sanj
[ March 18, 2002: Message edited by: sanj singh ]
Mark Fletcher
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I guess it depends on where you are. I think that London and the south east are recovering but up here in Scotland it may be a different matter.

Well Motorola has closed down and flown the coup (3000 jobs down the drain... dont think Motorola that I will *ever* buy one of your phones, besides Nokia's far better ), NEC closed down due to the Semiconductor downturn (another 1500 jobs). I was made redundant last year and the company Im in isnt doing too well either... they just let 13 people go last month). Plus there are very few companies recruiting for Java in Scotland right now.
I guess its what part of the UK youre in that counts.
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Holmes Wong
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The job market in US is not good either. The whole IT section of a big company in my city was just cut off with over 400 people laid off, and moved to India. Now those with more than 10 year experience are entering the bleak market. Maybe taxi driver cert is a good choice for time being.
Guy Allard
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Indeed the market in the US is not good.
I drove a cab while in college - it is intresting, but you don't make much money.
Personally, I will be 'swinging a hammer' before too long. I like it better than driving ..... am better at it too!
G.
Rajesh Hegde
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I have had no luck with my job search since Sept 2001. Ever since i lost my IT job as java developer , I worked for a while in an Electronic store ...quit that and now i work as A Customer service person in a Bank. Iam looking for a IT job but nothing so far has brought me ne luck. Iam here in the silicon valley and i think its the most difficult place to find a new gig.
Looking forward for bright days to come back to the valley....
Leena Diwan
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Friends, I need your help.
I am going to UK. I will be in Wales, Cardiff alongwith my husband.
Is there any chance of me getting a job out there ? I am a Java prfessional and have worked on JSP, Servlets, EJB, Weblogic, XML. I am also a SCJP2.
But all this matters if there is any vacancy.
Anyonw who can update me on the scene there ?
Thanks in advance !
Regards,
Leena


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Mark Fletcher
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Hi Leena,
I cant comment on the current job situation in Wales, but I can tell you that the best IT Jobsite in the UK is www.jobserve.com
You could use that as a start for your job searches.

Good luck!
Mark
Jim Baiter
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Originally posted by Rajesh Hegde:
I have had no luck with my job search since Sept 2001. Ever since i lost my IT job as java developer , I worked for a while in an Electronic store ...quit that and now i work as A Customer service person in a Bank. Iam looking for a IT job but nothing so far has brought me ne luck. Iam here in the silicon valley and i think its the most difficult place to find a new gig.
Looking forward for bright days to come back to the valley....


I used to be in the valley. With the recession and that cost of living I moved. I don't know how anyone out of work can stay up there.
sanj singh
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Hi Leena
Come down to my place(of course with your husband) and I will explain to you everything in detail.I am not far from Wales.
regards
sanj
Leena Diwan
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Can you please elaborate on this ?
sanj singh
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Hi Leena
I have been living in UK for the past 5 years and I am not very far from Wales.I would really like to help someone coming from my country so that you don't make the mistakes that I made and basically anything else you might want to know
regards
sanj
[ March 24, 2002: Message edited by: sanj singh ]
Leena Diwan
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I will be glad if I am able to get some help. Will be great for me.
But where do you live ? can you give me any more details about you ?
Can you provide me this info ?
1. Hows the scene there for Java ?
2. Do you know any consultants/contractors ? can I give your reference to some ?
3. What is the way to approach employers in UK ? newspapers ads/ go and meet consultants/ references/ any other ?
Thank you very much in advance.
Regards,
Leena
SJ Adnams
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This past week the job market in london seems to have picked up a bit.
Leena Diwan
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Lee, can I get a contract job in UK easily ? I will be in UK this summer. I will be in Cardiff, wales. hows the scene out there ?
regards,
Leena
Mark Fletcher
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Hi,
Im an SCJP and I submitted my resume to a recruiter just to test the water this week. The response I got was that unless you have two years *commercial* java experience youre going to find it difficult getting work.
Mark
 
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