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rahul dutt
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Joined: Nov 23, 2002
Posts: 12
Hello all,
please throw in u r advice..
I took up this contract to hire position a few months back. Its supposed to last 6 months as a contract and then they would eventually hire me.
Its almost three months now.. and I am starting to lose interest.. in the sense.. the company is not that exciting, even the work place sucks.
what are the implcations if I start looking for a job ??I dont want to be answerable to both the Consulting company and the client???
how is the market out there for full time oppurtunites. I have a considerable amount of experince in Software QA.( more than 5 years ) and a Masters degree in Comp science.. and a couple of java certifications.
I am starting to learn JUNIT.. please advise me in this path..
thanks,
Kevin Thompson
Ranch Hand

Joined: May 04, 2001
Posts: 237
What city & country do you work in ?
What is your current pay? Does the consulting company pay you by the hour? If so, what is your hourly rate? Do you get a salary? What is your salary?
Without location & pay info, we can't answer your question.
However, I can tell you that Dallas is dead.
Kevin
Matt Cao
Ranch Hand

Joined: Apr 03, 2003
Posts: 715
Hi,
How's experience are you in QA? Be prepared to show proof of certification. Developer Certs are not going help you at all. They may help someone else but not you. Companies are dying of qualified QA because so many craps products are outthere and customers are loathed.
Regards,
MCao
Matt Cao
Ranch Hand

Joined: Apr 03, 2003
Posts: 715
Hi Kevin,
Did you have something like Boris Bord? Take a look at his website at Job Wanted Forum for he knows how to speak in user language. I spot a certain negatives but feel like talking to him instead.
Regards,
MCao
Joe Richard
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Joined: Aug 15, 2001
Posts: 76
The market is still tight in the Chicago area.
You may want to stay with the company until you land another job.
You will have to check the contract that you signed with the consulting firm. They may have a clause were you have to stay. The consulting firm may be able to find you another gig, that way you would not have to pay any early termination fees.


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