Hello friends, I am in damn confusion now. I need u r valuable suggestions. I have done my MCA(Master Of Computer Applications) from recognized university campus. I have 3 years exp in java,xml,perl,oracle,ejb and related things. Currently I am working as a programmer analyst in Hyd of India. Recently I have got 2 local offers from top companies(infact they are in top 50) in java platform with good salary.At the same time i got visa from my employer. They are planning to send me to the parent company which is in US in one month. After two or three months they are planning to push me to their clients. But at present i came to know that the situation in US is pretty bad. In particular for java related things the situation is not encouraging.I have good knowledge in c,c++,vc++ and unix internals but no working exp in those. Is it ok for me fly to US at this point of time? or accept one of the two companies offer? I was unable to come to the decision. So, friends pls give u r valuable suggestions. Thanks in advance, Murali.
If the company is hiring, I guess it's not so bad for them! Some companies which have been hurt by the slowdown in the economy have had to let people go. On the other hand, some companies are still quite healthy and are in a position to hire and spend money preparing you to work for them. This must be one of those companies. In my OPINION, this is not something to be so worried over.
I would not worry at all about coming to the U.S. The negative things you are hearing are a bunch of misinterpreted, alarmist bull with no basis in fact. The "developers" who have lost jobs are mostly from companies that failed because they did not have a proper business model and had no strong financial structure on which to stand. As I understand it, most of them were probably web developers. Of course that means that most of them were probably art design types as well as html and ASP weenies. I'm sure anybody who had as strong a background as you described yourself had no problem finding another job. A quick search through any job posting site will show that demand for developers with your background far exceeds supply. There is in fact talk about increasing the number of H1B's from what I understand. Now don't just look at the job seach sites like Monster and Dice. It would probably be more beneficial to check out the job sites for the newspapers of many cities. For example, a keyword search for "java" on the jobs section of www.washingtonpost.com returned the maximum number of hits. Java is now firmly entrenched in enterprise computing and will not be going anywhere soon. The skillset you possess is exactly what companies are desparately seeking. Again realize that all the hype and recent "downturn" in the IT sector is just a matter of evolution. Companies with a poor foundation who really had no business operating in the first place are becoming extinct. Companies are no longer jumping after everything that is hi-tech and internet, and are instead more cautious about how they invest in their infrastructure. But despite this caution, it is important to remember that demand for developers is still outpacing supply. But don't take my word for it. I strongly urge you to check out the job sections online for newspapers of major cities like I suggested. This will give you a better understanding of where the job market is right now. J
Hi, It appears that you would be coming thro a Body Shopping Company to US. In my opinion unless your Company has immediate Work for you here in US, You should not come at this point of time . So make sure your company has work for you when you enter US, as Consulting does not seem to be doing exactly booming. Srini
Hi, If u r sure of the place u r going to work in and get a good salary package and a written agreement that u will be paid the promised salary for a year. If u r employer agrees to this then come over. Its not worth taking a risk at this time. Mahesh