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    Quote Originally Posted by JoJoGabor View Post
    Are you referring to Brexit allowing us to close the borders? Unfortunately I suspect that leaving the EU will only increase this problem of non-EU migration. You notice how the trade-deal talks with India went, where India specified that they would want a higher number of visas issued for their people in exchange for a trade-deal?
    Bin them off then. No point having a trade deal if taxes are leaving on a jet plane.
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    Quote Originally Posted by billybiro View Post
    You're making the false assumption that if we "drain the swamp" (as you put it) of those "prepared-to-be-exploited" low paid foreign IT workers that the work left will be given to the remaining UK IT workers who are demanding significantly higher rates. It won't. That work will follow those low paid foreign IT workers who have now gone back to their home countries of Poland, India etc.
    Short term it will remove the cheap option from the menu so to speak ensuring more IT work for UK IT workers. Outsourcing & offshoring nearly always ends in tears & comes back eventually as once a company outsources the outsourcer starts to put their prices up gradually to take advantage of the disruption & business risk it would cause to onshore again. US & Australia protect their well paid IT jobs UK needs to start doing the same & fast!

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidbieder View Post
    What is your #1 single biggest challenge preventing you from doing some contract work in UK right now?
    Finding a gig.

    HTH

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    Quote Originally Posted by LondonManc View Post
    Not necessarily. If someone wants boots on the ground in the UK, the work will remain here. Companies find out all too often that offshoring isn't a silver bullet and is very often similar money for far worse (which is when we typically have to come in and clean up after them).
    And yet the work continues to be given to be given to those lower-cost, lesser skilled workers, right? Else we wouldn't even be having this conversation!

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    Quote Originally Posted by billybiro View Post
    And yet the work continues to be given to be given to those lower-cost, lesser skilled workers, right? Else we wouldn't even be having this conversation!
    Yes, for reasons we've already discussed. New boss wants to improve profits to hit his bonus. He doesn't care about long term ability to deliver; he'll get his bonus and be gone. Short term, he cuts costs by downsizing the UK operation. Next guy then has the task of getting the business up and running again. Brings teams back here. Costs sometimes rise but more importantly, the UK footprint rises, so the immediate costs are visible. New CEO comes in, cuts costs, etc. It's cyclical depending on whether you're in a delivery or cost-cutting phase.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pip in a Poke View Post
    Finding a gig.

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    Thank you.

    Which part of finding a gig are you struggling with at the moment? How to find an open position? Getting replies to applications? Making it past the first phone interview? Something completely different?
    Last edited by davidbieder; 23rd February 2017 at 07:40.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidbieder View Post
    Thank you.

    Which part of finding a gig are you struggling with at the moment? How to find an open position? Getting replies to applications? Making it past the first phone interview? Something completely different?
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    Quote Originally Posted by WTFH View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by davidbieder View Post
    Thank you.

    Which part of finding a gig are you struggling with at the moment? How to find an open position? Getting replies to applications? Making it past the first phone interview? Something completely different?
    Gets fine past the first phone interview however the F2F interviews don't go so well.

    Do you think its the wrong dress code for the interviews that is the problem, please see recent photo below:-


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    Quote Originally Posted by MrMarkyMark View Post
    Gets fine past the first phone interview however the F2F interviews don't go so well.

    Do you think its the wrong dress code for the interviews that is the problem, please see recent photo below:-

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