It's not a secret anymore!*
The moose likes Jobs Discussion and the fly likes Software market in USA Big Moose Saloon
  Search | Java FAQ | Recent Topics | Flagged Topics | Hot Topics | Zero Replies
Register / Login


Win a copy of Murach's Java Servlets and JSP this week in the Servlets forum!
JavaRanch » Java Forums » Careers » Jobs Discussion
Bookmark "Software market in USA" Watch "Software market in USA" New topic
Author

Software market in USA

sudhir nim
Ranch Hand

Joined: Aug 29, 2007
Posts: 212

Hello friends,

I am thinking of going on H1 through a consultant... However, before I do so, I need to figure out that weather will I get any job in current situation, based on my current experience and skill level.
Right now I am working as a senior Java developer for a USA based company,

I have around 4 years of experience of developing and maintaining apps on Java/J2ee and related technologies. I have worked on core Java/J2ee (servlets, JSP, EJB),Ajax, with intermediate knowledge of Spring/Hibernate/JPA/Dojo.. etc

Can any one comment on what's my chance of getting a Job and may be payscale.

Thanks
SN

[Servlet tutorial] [Servlet 3.0 Cook Book]
sudhir nim
Ranch Hand

Joined: Aug 29, 2007
Posts: 212

Can some one answer my query please
Joe Harry
Ranch Hand

Joined: Sep 26, 2006
Posts: 9344
    
    2

What answer do you expect here? Getting or not getting a job depends on your skill level, experience and ofcourse the job availability. But given the economic slowdown, I would say that it is not the right time for a move.


SCJP 1.4, SCWCD 1.4 - Hints for you, Certified Scrum Master
Did a rm -R / to find out that I lost my entire Linux installation!
Maneesh Godbole
Saloon Keeper

Joined: Jul 26, 2007
Posts: 10167
    
    8

Can one even get an H1 without a job?
I was under the impression the employers need to file for H1.


[How to ask questions] [Donate a pint, save a life!] [Onff-turn it on!]
Prabhat Gupta
Ranch Hand

Joined: Jan 22, 2008
Posts: 135
As what i have read on newspaper American economy is still in the process of recovering.It would take some time to full fledge.Meanwhile they are asking highly specialized person for any skills.So In simple word , you can wait for sometime so that your chances for getting job there will be high.
ankur rathi
Ranch Hand

Joined: Oct 11, 2004
Posts: 3830
Maneesh Godbole wrote:Can one even get an H1 without a job?
I was under the impression the employers need to file for H1.



While your statement is right, you surely seem to be not aware of H1 B business (body shopping).
But somehow I feel that you know it.

Sandeep Awasthi
Ranch Hand

Joined: Oct 23, 2003
Posts: 597
Maneesh Godbole wrote:Can one even get an H1 without a job?
I was under the impression the employers need to file for H1.



I am not 100% sure of H1B norms, but employer files it, that is true. These body shoppers when they offer, they file H1B for candidate. So one can get H1B without current job if some US company( mostly they are body shoppers ) offers candidate and then start process.

On this link you may find more information on many sites like this one H1B Visa requirement.


Sandeep
Gabriel Claramunt
Ranch Hand

Joined: May 26, 2007
Posts: 375
Currently, if the company can't prove that it has a project right now for the H1B, the application gets rejected, making extremely hard for small companies to sponsor H1B visas. I don't think that applying through a consultant would work... save your money.


Gabriel
Software Surgeon
Aiping Zhou
Greenhorn

Joined: Sep 06, 2003
Posts: 24
I believe company always need good candidate. However, the skill of sale (enough to empress the HR and/or future manager in a short interview) is the key to get you into the door, then, your quality of working and communication makes you stay on top.

Good luck.
sudhir nim
Ranch Hand

Joined: Aug 29, 2007
Posts: 212

Maneesh Godbole wrote:Can one even get an H1 without a job?
I was under the impression the employers need to file for H1.



The consultants are registered employer in USA, they sponsor people and file H1. Once you land in USA, you will have to find another employer... and pay 20 to 30 percent salary to consultant for a predefined period of time..

SN
Andy Kay
Greenhorn

Joined: Oct 26, 2009
Posts: 29
Sudhir,

At present for Java folks the market is not in great shape.

First, if any consulting company ready to take you to USA, are they going to pay for H1B filing? I don't recommend you paying it in first place. Let them pay for you.

Second, Assume you got h1b visa, is it right time to come? I guess not. Holiday season is going to start - Thanks giving, Christmas, new year around corner. Market will pick up if it does from mid January or Feb. And the rate your company is going to get paid could be very less (may be $45/hr).
Then you can imagine how much you are going get out of it.

Third, for Java guys, this is not the right time. I would stay put where ever I work at present be it India or Pakistan or UK and not worry abt US $$.

My intention is not to demotivate you but letting you know the reality here.

Feel free to ask if you have any questions.

Good luck.


http://ananthkannan.blogspot.com
 
With a little knowledge, a cast iron skillet is non-stick and lasts a lifetime.
 
subject: Software market in USA
 
Similar Threads
Job Market in Canada
What can I expect.
Architect Job needed in India
Salary Expectation?
IT job market in the UK