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malini ramani
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Joined: Jul 13, 2006
Posts: 2
Hello,

I am having around 5 years experince in Java/J2EE.

I am currently working as a Project lead.

I am having some queries regarding job change.In my 5 yrs exp. I have changed 4 jobs due to various reasons as I am married.

So having some concerns on my career growth as will this impact me in long run.....but all changes happen due to reasons which were unaviodable ....

Thanks in advance.
abhishek roy
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Joined: Jun 08, 2006
Posts: 78
But what is your query?? Didnt get your question exactly??


regards,<br />Abhishek
malini ramani
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Joined: Jul 13, 2006
Posts: 2
Hi Abhishek,

My query is I am concerned that whether job changes can affect in long run in my career.
ankur rathi
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Joined: Oct 11, 2004
Posts: 3830
Originally posted by malini ramani:
Hi Abhishek,

My query is I am concerned that whether job changes can affect in long run in my career.


Yes.
Kj Reddy
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Joined: Sep 20, 2003
Posts: 1704
Originally posted by malini ramani:
Hi Abhishek,

My query is I am concerned that whether job changes can affect in long run in my career.


Yes it will. You almost all changes one company/one year. Take big projects which are are running more then 1 year, if a project lead is leaving entiring project may suffer, so your new employer may not prefer to take you and they will prefer who can stay for long time atleast for one entire project. Replacing a developer is easy but replacing project lead will take some time which leads slipping dead lines. For you also it is difficult to make your manager and team happy.
alfred jones
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Joined: Apr 19, 2005
Posts: 279
our trainer once told...he knows a person who has changed his job 16 times within 1 year....and now he is a entrepreneur....
K Jain
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Joined: Jul 09, 2006
Posts: 6
Hi Malini,

I agree that too many changes are never welcome by employers. But, if your reasons for change are really convincing and you can share them during the HR interviews, then it is fine.
I too have 5 yrs experience and have changed frequently. This is my 4th job. the details are 1st job- 2 yr, 2nd- 1 yr, 3rd- 6 month, current- 1.5 yr, now I will soon be joining the fifth one. But I have very valid (personal)reasons for leaving the 3rd one and the current job too, which I share with the interviewers. They usually dont take it as a negative then.

-K.Jain
Sumit Chopra
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Joined: May 26, 2006
Posts: 176
I think you have to explain properly. If you do that its okay.

There is a serious shortage of good people in India at the momemt. We are looking for a 5 yr exp server side develepor since long time and we have not been able to get one.

So even though you have changed a few times, but if you are really good and can explain your positions then it does not matter. I have changed 2 companies in 3.5 yrs and would be joining third one in 2 weeks. But I have not faced much problem so far. But I am still at a relatively junior level. Things could be different for tech leads and managers.
Jeroen T Wenting
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Joined: Apr 21, 2006
Posts: 1847
GOOD programmers are NOT easy to replace, only code monkeys are.
GOOD programmers have more inside knowledge of the system than any project manager, if one of them leaves at a bad moment the entire project might well collapse while if the project manager were to leave it would coast along to completion if the rest of the people were competent.


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