Win a copy of Rust Web Development this week in the Other Languages forum!
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
programming forums Java Mobile Certification Databases Caching Books Engineering Micro Controllers OS Languages Paradigms IDEs Build Tools Frameworks Application Servers Open Source This Site Careers Other Pie Elite all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
Marshals:
  • Tim Cooke
  • Campbell Ritchie
  • Ron McLeod
  • Liutauras Vilda
  • Jeanne Boyarsky
Sheriffs:
  • Junilu Lacar
  • Rob Spoor
  • Paul Clapham
Saloon Keepers:
  • Tim Holloway
  • Tim Moores
  • Jesse Silverman
  • Stephan van Hulst
  • Carey Brown
Bartenders:
  • Al Hobbs
  • Piet Souris
  • Frits Walraven

Advice in regards to career path

 
Ranch Hand
Posts: 160
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Hi,
I am a 29 year old java developer with 2 years of experience and a gap of 1 year in between, I am presently working for a KPO , i am in support and my work basically comprise of building and designing new reports as per client request. I was unemployed for 1 year before i joined this company. I joined this company on Feb 2010, they don't offer me much (12,000 per month).

In this company I have been put in different projects in various softwares for the starting two months i worked in JSF then for 4 months in VB macros (Excel), then FLEX for 2 months and now again JSF. And i accepted to do this because i thought i would loose my job and be again unemployed . But now I am fed up of this and my confidence is also low as I have learned bits and peaces of every thing but not completely.

The reason i am posting this is that i want to know which field is good for me. Java developer as i have come to know about have no value as there are lots of java developers in the market.

Some of my friends tell me that Java Security has good scope , but I want to know from you guys.

Please if you could guide me and also provide me some insite into the market conditions and which software are in demand. I also want to know are there any websites which could keep me updated on the software market conditions so that i could guide my self. I basically want to know which frameworks or languages are in demand

my basic career objective is to go abroad(At present i am in India).
I ll turn 30 next year.....

regards


 
author
Posts: 23912
142
jQuery Eclipse IDE Firefox Browser VI Editor C++ Chrome Java Linux Windows
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator

Varun Nayudu wrote:
Please if you could guide me and also provide me some insite into the market conditions and which software are in demand. I also want to know are there any websites which could keep me updated on the software market conditions so that i could guide my self. I basically want to know which frameworks or languages are in demand



I am a believer of, you get career advancement if you are good at what you do; you get good at what you do because you like what you are doing; and you know what you like by being willing to learn almost anything.... It may be good idea to research what may be interesting first, than to just learn what's in demand.

Henry
 
Ranch Hand
Posts: 2187
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator

I basically want to know which frameworks or languages are in demand



There are many, many technologies and frameworks which are "in demand." Too many to simply put on a list and be of any value. However, there are other things that are more important than understanding technologies, buzzword definitions, and certifications in various...again technologies. Today, technologies change a very rapid pace and constantly evolve. As a result, one shouldn't attempt to put specific technology as the foundation of their career plan.

What is in demand? Technologists that can understand business drivers, can easily work with many types of individuals, can speak and communicate clearly, can sell proposals, can write clearly, can bring in value, can teach others. If you focus your attention on sharpening and developing "these" skills, then you most likely will be able to start to build a productive career. This is what is in demand, not an understanding of what MVC stands for or how to create Spring JavaBeans. People skills and the ability to form strong relationships with key individuals is where you should focus. This will take time. You first need to learn to identify (1) what skills to develop, (2) what you are not doing effectively, and (3) how to identify who "key" individuals are.

Good luck!
 
Ranch Hand
Posts: 56
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator

Jimmy Clark wrote:

I basically want to know which frameworks or languages are in demand



There are many, many technologies and frameworks which are "in demand." Too many to simply put on a list and be of any value. However, there are other things that are more important than understanding technologies, buzzword definitions, and certifications in various...again technologies. Today, technologies change a very rapid pace and constantly evolve. As a result, one shouldn't attempt to put specific technology as the foundation of their career plan.

What is in demand? Technologists that can understand business drivers, can easily work with many types of individuals, can speak and communicate clearly, can sell proposals, can write clearly, can bring in value, can teach others. If you focus your attention on sharpening and developing "these" skills, then you most likely will be able to start to build a productive career. This is what is in demand, not an understanding of what MVC stands for or how to create Spring JavaBeans. People skills and the ability to form strong relationships with key individuals is where you should focus. This will take time. You first need to learn to identify (1) what skills to develop, (2) what you are not doing effectively, and (3) how to identify who "key" individuals are.

Good luck!


Hi Jimmy,
That is very helpful. Are there any books you would recommend for this?
 
reply
    Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic