Finding work in India

#1 Dec 13th, 2008, 05:18
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Hi all

I need some advice about finding work in India. Currently, I am still in the UK.

I had been offered a job to start in December in Bangalore. But 2 weeks before I was due to leave, the company I was joining withdrew the offer saying recession meant that they couldn't take me on right now. I have to say I was gutted - I was so looking forward to living in India, a place I generally love and find fascinating. I'd had the jabs, got the air ticket, done loads of reading about working in the Indian context and even gotten the employment visa...

It's plain that many of you are expats in India and you cant ALL be married or living with someone who's got a paid job there paying well enough to support you both! So - will you share with me how I can find a job there? I'm an experienced learning and development specialist (i.e I deliver training, specialising in management development and coaching). My preferences would be to work in Delhi, or Bangalore.

Anyone managed to find a job there from here? if so, how and with whom?

Please help!
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Don't have any advice for you I'm afraid, I just wanted to wish you luck in overcoming such a setback, you must be so disappointed.
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Hi HayLo,

Yes - was in shock for 2 weeks.... Had got a career break from my job to go - now find I'm stuck here for the winter and maybe longer. But thanks for your concern. I'm always really amazed and touched by the support IM-ers extend to people using the site. Restores my faith in human nature!

Am v intrigued about the Delhi / Worcester split for your location???
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Such short notice for a big change like that, being grateful for small mercies, at least you lost your job now and not a week after you arrived!
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Originally Posted by Ruth View Post Am v intrigued about the Delhi / Worcester split for your location???
My partner was posted to Delhi this summer so although I still live and work in England, I've been spending a lot of time there. I've just returned from a month's visit and it looks like I'll be back in Delhi again for over three weeks in February. I am rather pleased about that...
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Bad blow indeed, this is shaping up to be the worst downturn since the depression. It has left a lot of scars on people I know this early on..
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Ruth,

Really sorry about the job that was taken away. However its not the end of the world.

Seeing your L&D background, i would say you are in a fortunate position.

You could look for a job as voice/accent trainer in a call centre, and trust me there are heaps of those going around both in Delhi & Bangalore since they serve customers in Europe & US.

One of the other members here who is in recruitment (Shashank) should be able to assist you further. From what I have heard from others, the pay is not bad either since its difficult to find people with those level of skills.

You can obviously search for work on various jobsites as well.

All the best.
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I had posted my CV on www.naukri.com and got an interesting offer recenty..I still have to decide if I'll consider it, but still you can think of posting your CV there. You get regular updating on new offers matching your CV and can be directly contacted also.
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#8 Dec 14th, 2008, 04:10
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Finding work in India

Thanks to all of you for the advice - I've registed on Naukri so fingers crossed that I get something.... Any other tips and pointers most welcome.
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ok ruth, heres the deal..naukri.com is good but you cant expect a miracle.

I have lived in the UK and would like to tell you that since last year uk employment agencies have sprung up in india also..like kelly services, manpower and I think (Cant be sure) Adecco
google them on indian pages and I am sure ull be sorted..

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There is a company called Mayflower in Mumbai that employs foreigners. I think somebody wrote about it a (long?) while back.

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Jobs in India

I'm based in Delhi and recruit expats for India with Beresford Blake Thomas.

Send me your CV, I don't do much in HR but I can at least get you on the database which is accessed by 700 consultants worldwide

Happy to help !
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Post Help in finding employment in India HR background

I found myself in India last 2011, stayed for 10 months and now I'm back to my country, it's been 4 months and I really miss India.

During my consultancy stint there with my current company of 12 years, I honestly found myself. I don't want to sound profound, but to cut it short, I would really love to go back there and work.

I've been sending applications left and right but to no avail.

Can anyone give me a lead as to vacancies for someone with HR background in a service industry?

Would be very, very thankful if anyone could help out, I'll be glad to send my CV.

-Binx
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hi Binx,

The thing is that the employer has to have some reason why they would employ you, rather than an Indian person. HR here seems to be a very healthy sector indeed, so you would need to have something to offer than couldn't be found in the local talent.

The employer actually has to provide an attested affadavit stating this reason , and you need this when applying for your Employment Visa.

Secondly, as you will have seen on some of the visa-related threads, you have to earn a minimum of US$25,000 per year to qualify for the visa. This is about Rs1 Lakh per month.

If neither of these are deal-breakers, then the obvious next step is to register on job portals. naukri.com is one of the biggest. Also try timesjobs.com, monster.com and maybe headhonchos.in if you are very senior. Plus LinkedIn is very active in India for job opportunities.

If you're in HR you probably know all portals anyway...

Good luck!
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Hi Mungbean,

Thank you for your response, and yes I have been on the job portals you mentioned for almost 6 months now even when I was in Chennai.

With regard to the visa requirements I am aware of that also, which I think is the downside so far as I am qualified as a senior level since I have 12 years of experience already.

I honestly don't know if its the odd combination of a woman in a port industry with not just HR experience but also operations, safety and engineering that seems to be keeping my CV at bay...

May I ask how long have you been in India and what is it that you do?

Thank you sir.
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Hi binx,

I've been in Bangalore almost 2 years, and I'm a senior academic in a college... although I've actually just been "head-hunted" for a more senior job in Delhi in a similar set-up, and I'll be starting there in January.

Education is an unusual sector in India - there is a shortage of highly-qualified and experience lecturing staff, at least in Design which is my area. There's actually a huge shortage of colleges and universities generally, especially when you look at how the demographics are going to be over the next 5-10 years.

So... I guess in that sense I am lucky!

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