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Abhijeet Deshmukh
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Joined: Dec 10, 2002
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Hello All
After spending 4.5 years in US I have decided to go back to India. Currently I am working with one of the Big Three's in Detroit area and I have decided to go back.
I never worked in India before, so I don't know where to start. I want to have job offer in Bangalore or Pune before I reach there. I just dont want to face the local competetion.
I am targeting Infosys, Wipro, Satyam and TCS as the first tier and other companies like, HSBC, US based Companies, Zensar, kanbay, IBM in the second tier.
How should I go about finding a job in India with Graduate Degree in US and 30 months of experience.
Thanks
Abhijeet
Pradip Bhat
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Joined: Jul 04, 2002
Posts: 149
Originally posted by Abhijeet Deshmukh:

I never worked in India before, so I don't know where to start. I want to have job offer in Bangalore or Pune before I reach there.

I think 30 months of experience should be sufficient to get you a job in India mainly in your concerned cities.There is a fundamental difference between interviewing process in India and elsewhere(mainly US) .Interviewers are not interested in the array of projects you have done ,but mainly in the theory/fundamentals.This 'range' of theory/fundamentals being asked depends on how much familiar interviewer is with them.If (s)he has been slogging on java.io for past 15 days ,you may face all the questions on java.io .They may not even ask a single thing about your projects if they 'catch' you somewhere in theory. Mainly approach of questions is 'what and how' instead of 'why'.Keeping this in mind you will have to 'brushup' what/how you have done about projects.Also don't forget to revise the fundamentals.
You may submit resume on naukri.com , www.jobsahead.com ,monsterindia.com , cioljobs.com.You can also call recruiters directly.Now a days many jobs in major companies are filled through networking instead of normal interviewing routine.
"I want to have job offer in Bangalore or Pune before I reach there. "
I doubt whether any company will give offer letter before meeting the candidate personally.But still, it might be possible.
"I just dont want to face the local competetion. "
What if locals want to compete with you?
[ December 11, 2002: Message edited by: rahul rege ]

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Amitabh Sharma
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Joined: Oct 11, 2001
Posts: 126
Abhijeet I am also in the same boat. After 6 years in Canada I am trying to return. I have applied to all of the companies you mentioned but did not get any response.
Carrie Gomaya
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Joined: Jun 09, 2002
Posts: 4
Originally posted by Amitabh Sharma:
Abhijeet I am also in the same boat. After 6 years in Canada I am trying to return. I have applied to all of the companies you mentioned but did not get any response.

If it is not too personal, can you enlighten
me on why you are planning to leave Canada after 6 years ??
I plan to go to Canada, so you can guess why I am asking you the question.
thanks,
Carrie.
Sunil Palicha
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Joined: Jul 24, 2002
Posts: 11
.Interviewers are not interested in the array of projects you have done ,but mainly in the theory/fundamentals.This 'range' of theory/fundamentals being asked depends on how much familiar interviewer is with them.If (s)he has been slogging on java.io for past 15 days ,you may face all the questions on java.io .They may not even ask a single thing about your projects if they 'catch' you somewhere in theory. Mainly approach of questions is 'what and how' instead of 'why'

A very good and important point highlighted here!!
Amitabh Sharma
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Joined: Oct 11, 2001
Posts: 126
Originally posted by Carrie Gomaya:

If it is not too personal, can you enlighten
me on why you are planning to leave Canada after 6 years ??
thanks,
Carrie.

Carrie,
Canada is a fine fine country to live and work. The primary reason I want to return to India after spending 6 years is to be close to my family and friends provided I can get a decent job there. My life in Canada has been relatively easy and rewarding.
Balaji Loganathan
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Joined: Jul 13, 2001
Posts: 3150
Originally posted by Amitabh Sharma:

Carrie,
Canada is a fine fine country to live and work. The primary reason I want to return to India after spending 6 years is to be close to my family and friends provided I can get a decent job there. My life in Canada has been relatively easy and rewarding.

Are you sure about your decision. One of my singapore friend(indian) who did the same some two years back,but he returned to singapore after 1 year stay in India.He said he would better stay in Singapore. I'm not discouraging you,because many of us have the same feeling like you,but i found no one going further boldly.
May be you can do something like this- Take 1 month leave in canada,go to bangalore or pune, attend some walk-in interviews, see whether you can fit urself to the job environment, if not
you can go back to canada.
Rgds
Balaji
[ December 19, 2002: Message edited by: Balaji Loganathan ]

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Sudd Ghosh
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Joined: Oct 23, 2002
Posts: 187
I have attended some interviews in India almost 6 years ago. Those were mainly the biggies based in Delhi. At that time I had around 4 years of SW development experience. Regarding the interviewing process, I'd like to add that in case the company can't find any expert in your skill areas to interview you, then they may ask you to first appear for some written exams. This process may happen before any personal interview. Typically there will be separate exams from the various areas you mention in your skill sets. (in my case, the exams that I faced in C, C++, Unix was not at all easy; I felt more like someone deliberately wants to filter me out).
Only after you pass these, they may call for the interviews. I don't blame these companies because there will be a lot of candidates, particularly these days, and many resumes are untruthful. But IMHO, this whole process cannot evalute the depth of knowledge that comes from experience.
Pls note: Whatever I wrote was from my experience 6 years ago.
Thanks, Sudd


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Pradip Bhat
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Joined: Jul 04, 2002
Posts: 149
by Ghosh
{ Whatever I wrote was from my experience 6 years ago.
}
Situation today is worse than that!!!Jobs are there but only if you are a employee of some big company(CMM Level 4/5).Employees of these companies rotate the jobs among each other.Tests etc are basically carried out to reject the people.I know some good CS graduates who sit in call centers to pickup 6000 miles distance call and helping out the customer.
jon townsend
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Joined: Sep 16, 2002
Posts: 11
Indian interviews are much tougher then usa intv.
but you will get benifit of working in usa. In india tech ask all question that he knows and even those questions also that he heard from some where else regardles of importance in projects.....
Carrie Gomaya
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Joined: Jun 09, 2002
Posts: 4
Originally posted by Amitabh Sharma:

Carrie,
Canada is a fine fine country to live and work. The primary reason I want to return to India after spending 6 years is to be close to my family and friends provided I can get a decent job there. My life in Canada has been relatively easy and rewarding.


Thanks for your reply..
Actually, alot of my friends who went to Canada
have taken advantage of the 3/5 year immigration
rule and returned to south asia as they say IT jobs are very difficult to come by...
Most of them worked in US and have over 5 years experience + a whole bundle of certifications.
Some of them who spent alot of money immigrating have resigned to a factory job life..
 
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