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What we have to do if we Layed Off.

 
Mohammed Yousuff
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As per todays market condition and the IT Sector in India, there is -100 % of Job Security. I was think how developers will survey when they loose there job.

* I strongly believe Blogging(using Google ads) is a standard earning, so that we start some technical blogs.

* i don't think freelancer will be another options to get some projects.

Is there any options available which will not move us away from technical space...
 
Santana Iyer
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Hi Mohammed,

Myself and some colleagues also thinking of further education like Masters degree or MBAs....
[ December 28, 2008: Message edited by: Santana Iyer ]
 
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In good times everyone is a winner. Tough times need smart measures and lots of luck. Keep working at it and luck will be in your favor. Perseverance with smarter and more creative approach is the key to weather the storm.


Active Income

-- Improve on your resume, job hunting skills, ineterview skills, networking skills, and self-promotion so that you can stand out from 100 to 1000 other candidates competing with you to gain employment.

-- Keep looking for temporary or contract assignments. Keep networking, and contact potential employers and contacts offering your services on a temporary or part-time basis for a nominal pay.

-- Follow up on all your job applications. Build a good rapport with the recruitment agencies to see if they could use their contacts to get you some temporary, contract, or part-time openings by door knocking. Be flexible in your rate or salry expectations. This can create a win/win out come. Make sure that resume is impressive enough to increase your chances.

-- Part-time training, lecturing, or tutoring jobs.


Passive Income


-- Google Adsense via blogging and building professional sites.

-- Self-publishing (POD - Print On Demand)/publishing books e.g. http://www.lulu.com.


Paid/Unpaid assignments to improve your employability


-- Part-time volunteer work in your field, which may pave way to paid jobs within the same organization or through contacts.

-- Start a blog on your field.

-- Contribute to open-source projects.

-- Contribute articles in your field.

-- Constantly review, update, and improve your resume, job hunting and networking strategies. There are good books like "What color is your parachute?"
 
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Developing software tools for Indian market will also help.Many medium scale Indian vendors don't have legacy systems.Developing cheaper web solutions/tools for them would be beneficial.
 
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Originally posted by Arjun Shastry:
Developing software tools for Indian market will also help.Many medium scale Indian vendors don't have legacy systems.Developing cheaper web solutions/tools for them would be beneficial.


I strongly agree with you. I feel that we should develop some native frameworks/libraries and so on. Till date all what we work with are innovated else where. When are we going to have some Indian branded frameworks/tools/products that is famous world wide?
 
Vikas Kapoor
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Originally posted by Jothi Shankar Kumar Sankararaj:
When are we going to have some Indian branded frameworks/tools/products that is famous world wide?
Many, but not directly.
 
Mohammed Yousuff
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Jothi Shankar Kumar You right. we should bring the IT to the Next level...
 
Arjun Shastry
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As Vishal says there are many.and many Indian clients too use them.Developing tools/software is not country specific.As far as Indian clients are concerned developing multilingual applications/tools is one way.With global recession already started,cheaper open source applications and their support will be much in demand.
 
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