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Job hunting in May-June

Sumit Bisht
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Joined: Jul 02, 2008
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Hi Ranchers!
I am a 2.5 years experienced programmer having a background in java and have experience in ruby and python as well. Due to downsizing of the current company, I've been asked to look for another job. The thing is that not many jobs are willing to admit a person having less than 3 years of experience and currently the job market does not looks optimistic. I went to a local company which offered me a Ruby on Rails work (which is mainly the maintenance of existing rails applications' frontend). Now I am torn between going forward with this UI centric work or paying more priority to middleware java enterprise development. Ideally I'd love a job that involves both, but it appears as if I do not have much of a choice.

Also, since I am not in a big town in India, I have not visited big companies/IT hubs personally to look for jobs and posted across job portals which haven't yielded any results so far.
Is there a 'season' or quarter in which various companies recruit more aggressively or is it more dependent on economic conditions in the market?
Deepak Bala

Joined: Feb 24, 2006
Posts: 6662

I don't know many companies in India that deal with Ruby and RoR or python for that matter. I've seen folks that know Java / C / C++ / VC++ fair better.

Is there a 'season' or quarter in which various companies recruit more aggressively or is it more dependent on economic conditions in the market?

Hiring is not seasonal. It depends on the requirement of the company in question. I recall that one of the bartenders here owns a company that does consulting on RoR. I've seen a few others that offer consulting services on RoR and python but they are not as prevalent as say the ones that offer consulting in java / C . I think it is easier if you contact these companies directly. Some employers are open to hiring developers remotely, so I would not discount that option either.

Good luck.

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Jan de Boer
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Joined: Dec 10, 2010
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In Europe around May-June and later people go on holiday and it's difficult to set up an interview and to find someone to work the new guy in... But you're in India right? No idea if that matters there.
Monica Shiralkar
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Joined: Jul 07, 2012
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I am also from India and its good in this period too I can say if you are from java stream
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