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Venkata Kumar
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Joined: Apr 16, 2008
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Hi All,

I am a post graduate in Computer science from IIT Roorkee with five and half years of experience in java ,j2ee and unix shell scripting. I am from India and single . Currently i am working in a product based company with salary of INR 10 lakhs per annum and planning to change company.

I am considering two options.
a) to join a good startup company or product based company here in India
b) to work 1 or 2 years in a foreign country (Europe or Australia) and come back to India.
I am not considering USA for job as i don't have H1B visa and applying and getting it takes minimum one year from now.

i am inclined to 2nd option because of following reasons
a) international work experience
b) opportunity to visit different places
c) to save some more money than i do now in India

I don't have much idea about work, work culture etc in Europe and Australia. I am not able to decide in which direction to go at this stage of my career.

Those who are working in these countries or java/j2ee domain please advice me. Any suggestions are welcome. Thanks for reading my lengthy message

Venkat


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Waria Ahmed
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Joined: Jul 09, 2008
Posts: 56
I'm not a expert in this feild, and am just a beginner myself.

But as far as I'm concerned you could potentially earn 4 times your current wage in UK, so I think if you have the opportunity you should definitely go for it.
Bobby Sharma
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Joined: Mar 18, 2008
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I heard that In Australia people get more money in IT field as compared to US/UK.How about trying in Ireland?(one of the high paying country)

I posted the idea based on my forum experience and irc chat knowledge.

best regards,
omi
[ September 04, 2008: Message edited by: omi sharma ]

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tapeshwar sharma
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Joined: Mar 10, 2006
Posts: 245
You definitely more exposure to the international market to make a decision.
To which country you go, is up to you, but having been to both US and UK, I'l anyday prefer the former to the latter.I don't know about Austrailia.
One thing: You are thinking too much in monetary sense.I'd advice to think about getting more exposure, different situations and advancing your career.
Once you have these, money will follow automatically.

Despite all the initial inconviniences of no or scant public transport, and credit history etc. that one faces when he comes (In UK you'l not face this problem),you'l discover that ultimately US is the best place to be in.
If you happen to come, you'l find how all technology and innovation and business actually flows from here to the rest of the world.
You have enough work experience and qualification to make it well in the international market.Ofcourse, it also depends on your communication and marketing skills.
Best of luck.
tapeshwar sharma
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Joined: Mar 10, 2006
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You definitely more exposure to the international market to make a decision.
To which country you go, is up to you, but having been to both US and UK, I'l anyday prefer the former to the latter.I don't know about Austrailia.
One thing: You are thinking too much in monetary sense.I'd advice to think about getting more exposure, different situations and advancing your career.
Once you have these, money will follow automatically.

Despite all the initial inconviniences of no or scant public transport, and credit history etc. that one faces when he comes (In UK you'l not face this problem),you'l discover that ultimately US is the best place to be in.
If you happen to come, you'l find how all technology and innovation and business actually flows from here to the rest of the world.
You have enough work experience and qualification to make it well in the international market.Ofcourse, it also depends on your communication and marketing skills.
Best of luck.
arulk pillai
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Overseas experience can give you a different perspective and can be very useful to enhance your soft skills. Also can look good on your resume for future prospects.


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Ramesh Srinivasan
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Joined: Aug 17, 2008
Posts: 35
Originally posted by Venkat Div:
Hi All,

I am a post graduate in Computer science from IIT Roorkee with five and half years of experience in java ,j2ee and unix shell scripting. I am from India and single . Currently i am working in a product based company with salary of INR 10 lakhs per annum and planning to change company.

I am considering two options.
a) to join a good startup company or product based company here in India
b) to work 1 or 2 years in a foreign country (Europe or Australia) and come back to India.
I am not considering USA for job as i don't have H1B visa and applying and getting it takes minimum one year from now.

i am inclined to 2nd option because of following reasons
a) international work experience
b) opportunity to visit different places
c) to save some more money than i do now in India

I don't have much idea about work, work culture etc in Europe and Australia. I am not able to decide in which direction to go at this stage of my career.

Those who are working in these countries or java/j2ee domain please advice me. Any suggestions are welcome. Thanks for reading my lengthy message

Venkat


But try to be synch with high-fi technologies it will help you on long run. dont make decision only for dollars. All the best


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Sunil Chandurkar
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Joined: Jan 09, 2008
Posts: 37
Venkat,

You have graduated from one of the best engineering colleges in the world. Plus you have 5 years experience in the Java universe. You deserve to make at least $100,000.

I have worked in the finance domain for quite a while now and the chances of a startup funded by venture capital going on to have a successful IPO is 1 in 20. Many startups just don't get any funding at all.

If I was you I would move to a greener pasture.

Good Luck
Sunil
Venkata Kumar
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Joined: Apr 16, 2008
Posts: 110

Thanks all for the replies. Money is not my first priority to go to overseas.
In my current company there is not much scope to work on different Java technologies. That is the reason i am planning to change company and considering job in overseas.
Anybody working in Europe countries please let me know how is the java job market there and how to proceed to get a direct job from India.


Thanks,
Venkat
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