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OT: What's up with the recruiters in the UK ?

Started by Bob April 4, 2006
Hi,

I have noticed that UK recruiters are very colorful with their words
in their job advertisements for DSP engineers. What's up with that? Is the 
working
environment horrible in the UK? It sounds to me like they are very "hungry"
for applicants..


Bob wrote:
> Hi, > > I have noticed that UK recruiters are very colorful with their words > in their job advertisements for DSP engineers. What's up with that? Is the > working > environment horrible in the UK? It sounds to me like they are very "hungry" > for applicants..
Well, engineers in the UK have a status somewhere below a burger flipper at MacDonalds, or a politician. The pay matches the status. They have to do something to draw the suckers. The key skill required for most jobs is "able to survive on a low income". I don't live in the UK any more, but I would have thought there would be a surplus of engineers there right now. Steve
Plus, the recruitment process is a
nightmare for the applicant, since its
an employers market. Did a couple
of phone interviews in Cambridge
recently, was treated like a monkey.
Didn't bother to show up for the call
back interview (which was delayed
and delayed), not willing to be screwed 
around like that.

"Steve Underwood" <steveu@dis.org> wrote in message 
news:e0vd4t$jee$1@nnews.pacific.net.hk...
> Bob wrote: >> Hi, >> >> I have noticed that UK recruiters are very colorful with their words >> in their job advertisements for DSP engineers. What's up with that? Is >> the working >> environment horrible in the UK? It sounds to me like they are very >> "hungry" >> for applicants.. > > Well, engineers in the UK have a status somewhere below a burger flipper > at MacDonalds, or a politician. The pay matches the status. They have to > do something to draw the suckers. The key skill required for most jobs is > "able to survive on a low income". > > I don't live in the UK any more, but I would have thought there would be a > surplus of engineers there right now. > > Steve >
No, no surplus.. they have all migrated to other countries.. !!
After looking at my CV or Resume, recruiters told me that they will
definitely get companies willing to hire DSP Software Engineer but when
I told them what is my expected salary (arround 6000 pounds per month +
benefits). They told me that this will be too high.

I don't  think so it is too high for me having spending much of my
money and time to get a Research Degree (MPhil), + two years of
Research Expereince + 3 years of Industrial expereince with
multinational companies. I am still not able to get a decent salary in
uk.
I am not yet in uk.


gold

"gold" <argon_gold@hotmail.com> writes:

> After looking at my CV or Resume, recruiters told me that they will > definitely get companies willing to hire DSP Software Engineer but when > I told them what is my expected salary (arround 6000 pounds per month + > benefits). They told me that this will be too high. > > I don't think so it is too high for me having spending much of my > money and time to get a Research Degree (MPhil), + two years of > Research Expereince + 3 years of Industrial expereince with > multinational companies. I am still not able to get a decent salary in > uk. > I am not yet in uk.
That's pretty pricey for the U.S., I'd say. Not unheard of, but pricey. -- % Randy Yates % "Remember the good old 1980's, when %% Fuquay-Varina, NC % things were so uncomplicated?" %%% 919-577-9882 % 'Ticket To The Moon' %%%% <yates@ieee.org> % *Time*, Electric Light Orchestra http://home.earthlink.net/~yatescr
Randy Yates <yates@ieee.org> writes:

> "gold" <argon_gold@hotmail.com> writes: > >> After looking at my CV or Resume, recruiters told me that they will >> definitely get companies willing to hire DSP Software Engineer but when >> I told them what is my expected salary (arround 6000 pounds per month + >> benefits). They told me that this will be too high. >> >> I don't think so it is too high for me having spending much of my >> money and time to get a Research Degree (MPhil), + two years of >> Research Expereince + 3 years of Industrial expereince with >> multinational companies. I am still not able to get a decent salary in >> uk. >> I am not yet in uk. > > That's pretty pricey for the U.S., I'd say. Not unheard of, but > pricey.
PS: Not that I disagree with you, gold. I called an electrician (you know, power strips, circuit breakers, etc? Not rocket science) the other day who wanted $85/hour, on TOP of a service call fee. Sheesh! -- % Randy Yates % "She's sweet on Wagner-I think she'd die for Beethoven. %% Fuquay-Varina, NC % She love the way Puccini lays down a tune, and %%% 919-577-9882 % Verdi's always creepin' from her room." %%%% <yates@ieee.org> % "Rockaria", *A New World Record*, ELO http://home.earthlink.net/~yatescr
Why some would like to be a DSP Software Engineer at first specailly in
UK?  Why not be a burger flipper then at MacDonalds? (*_*)

gold