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Venkata Kumar
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Hello All,

I am working in a product based company and have 6 years of experience in java & j2ee domain. In the present company i am working for the last 4 years. The product i am working on is finished and i don't have much work for the last few months. The product is in good shape and if any customer issues come then i am working on them. As there is not much work i am learning new technologies. According to what my manager informed me , i don't see any new work coming in near future.

I am looking for opportunities in product companies for better work. I live in Bangalore,India and i am getting few calls from companies. The only thing i worry is about job security because of current situation. Present job is secure but no work at all. I am willing to work in a good project in new company at the cost of some job insecurity. I am not sure whether this is a good move or not. Please suggest me.

Thanks,
Venat


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comma gene
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if I were you, I would stay at my current position but would invest my otherwise spare time for training, either books or computer based training.
risk is not worthh nowadays, that 's my 2 cents thereupon.
good luck.
Sri Dharan
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Joined: Aug 21, 2008
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Hi Venkat,
In present situation, if you feel free(in security) work in your company,you should stay there.If you come out side there may chance to get security in job or not.we can't say what will happen.So many my friends are promoted another company , in new company also lay offs are happening, so he feel insecurity , he is thinking what will happen?So If you are in position of firing you should better to search job, otherwise you should stay there only.In present situation we have job or not , think like that.

All the best...
sri
RaviNada Kiran
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Even a Real time experienced person is finding tough to find a new job these days .


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Gabriel Claramunt
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Clearly the amount of risk you're willing to take depends on your personal situation, but I would consider the option.
For me, an unchallenging job is a killer and I'll be really bored doing nothing. You can offer to do some R&D to avoid being "unproductive" and keep learning, but if your manager doesn't see any new work coming, I won't be that much confident in your job security: is easier to "let go" somebody that's not being productive. If you like your current environment maybe you can make some arrangements and reconfigure your role, but if you think you want different challenges in another company, go ahead.
If (in the worst case) your new company goes bust 6 months down the line, you'll start again but with new experience, and, if you didn't burn any bridge with your current company, maybe you even go back with them, who knows.


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Gabriel Claramunt wrote:Clearly the amount of risk you're willing to take depends on your personal situation, but I would consider the option.
For me, an unchallenging job is a killer and I'll be really bored doing nothing. You can offer to do some R&D to avoid being "unproductive" and keep learning, but if your manager doesn't see any new work coming, I won't be that much confident in your job security: is easier to "let go" somebody that's not being productive. If you like your current environment maybe you can make some arrangements and reconfigure your role, but if you think you want different challenges in another company, go ahead.
If (in the worst case) your new company goes bust 6 months down the line, you'll start again but with new experience, and, if you didn't burn any bridge with your current company, maybe you even go back with them, who knows.



Same here.


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Venkata Kumar
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Thanks for your suggestions. Thanks Gabriel. What you said makes sense to me. I would like to utilize good opportunities instead of doing this uninteresting work.

 
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