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Swathi Kota
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Joined: Jun 04, 2008
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Hi all,
I am working for a reputed IT solutions company in India. I joined this company as a fresher with lots of enthusiasm and ambitions.I am trained in Java but I am put into a production support with almost no work to do. I just do some admin tasks which has got nothing to do with java, jEE. I've been doing this boring stuff from past 1.5 yrs and I feel that I am fit for nothing I am losing my confidence. I strongly want to change my job but in this recession period I can't dare to shift job ( I can't find another job in the first place ). I have done my SCJP and about to give SCWCD but I dont have any industry experience on these technologies.
I am learning new technologies but I dont have any experience in these technologies to put up on my resume. I feel I am screwed here and by the time I come out of this I would be >3 yrs experienced with no experience in any technology.
I am constantly worried about this. Please suggest me what should I do to come out of this.


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Vikram Kohli
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Joined: Nov 27, 2005
Posts: 174
Hi Swathi,

Is it not feasible that you can change your project there in the same company? Try to talk to your manager on this. Changing job should come as last option.

~Vikram


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I am sure you are right about asking to change project, but I think changing jobs is by no means a last option.

In this present economic climate, however, it can be very difficult to find a new job.
Karnati Sudhakar
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Joined: Aug 26, 2008
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Swathi Kota wrote:I am working for a reputed IT solutions company in India. I joined this company as a fresher with lots of enthusiasm and ambitions


Same case with me.May be we both are working for the same company.Big companies in india treat freshers as beggers.The one mistake i did is i was hoping that i could get a chance to work on my interested filed in this company but that did not happen and it will never happen.Every time i talked to my senior management regarding this they say no work is unchallegning and blah blah blah(total crap).At the same time i get scared when i look at people who are sacked and did not get any job till now.

Anyway i started preparing for Java 1.5 years back and completed SCJP,SCWCD till now and planning to give SCBCD in the next month hopefully and need to gain some practical experience volunteerily.

Really dont know what happens to my career in long term.


Regards
Sudhakar
Swathi Kota
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Joined: Jun 04, 2008
Posts: 52
Thanks everyone for your replies.
I thougth of changing project... but I need to finish atleast 2.5+ yrs in that crap project to even ask for a release

I can't even imagine what would be my condition when I work here for 1 more year.
As Sudhakar rightly said , whenever i complain.. they say that even developement is boring...u have to generate intrest and all such gyan. I am sick of listening to that.

Can anyone give suggestions as to how to make my resume look good with only one support proj to my credit ?
Sai Surya
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Joined: Feb 08, 2006
Posts: 457

Hi Swathi / Sudhakar,

After reading your posts, I really do not understand what kind of jobs you are looking for. I can understand your frustration but be cool. There is light at the end of every tunnel, so keep moving I am not trying to give lessions to you, I knew you were out of college long time back. I went through same situation some time back, but believe me, patience pays.

If you start loving whatever you do (I mean work) it really pays. You are really fortunate that you still have jobs. Continue to work in present company and improve passion towards programming and software architecture. As a side line, try searching for other opportunities. Don't get panic.

MNCs never treat fresh graduates like beggers, I don't know on what basis you concluded this. Did they ask you to beg? I understand that there will be slight exploitation but you need to adjust with that. Think of thousands of fresh graduates who do not get job even after few years of their graduation. If you don't develop patience and confidence it is very difficult to climb career ladder. After all you guys just started your career and the journey is just began...

Good luck!


Sai Surya, SCJP 5.0, SCWCD 5.0, IBM 833 834
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Swathi Kota
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Joined: Jun 04, 2008
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Sai Surya wrote:
There is light at the end of every tunnel, so keep moving


Learning java with this hope only..
Vikram Kohli
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Joined: Nov 27, 2005
Posts: 174
Hi Swati,

Some four years back, I was in the same forum, asking same sort of questions. At that time also people suggested keep reading and studying. Practice the language in which you are working. try to see the big picture. How software works, understand design patterns, get certified. I was having around one year of experience.

And that actually paid off later and still paying. Though I do changed my job later on, but now I think what ever I am doing in my current company, I would have also got the same in my previous company.

I will not say that, if you are not enjoying the work, then you should get adjusted to that, or you should start loving it. Or you should not change your job. But keep patience and learn as much as you can during this time. Give your self 5 more months, and then look for a change, if you are unable to get any other opportunity in present company by that time.

~Vikram
Swathi Kota
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Joined: Jun 04, 2008
Posts: 52
Yes Vikram . I will do that. You infused some hope into me. Thank you.
Steve James
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Joined: Apr 12, 2009
Posts: 44
Now a days , Being in a support project is a Gift .

For a developer once the development is done , he is thrown out of the company .


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