i got selected for a company on dot net platform.i am fresher with good knowledge in dotnet.when they recruited they told me that i am going to work in dot net platform.but when i entered into company they allot me an embedded project .when i asked hr he told that it is embedded project with dotnet coding that's we put you for that project.but i am facing so much problem while understanding project because that project contains all electronic related components are there i am unable to understand those electronic concepts.my project name is VEHICLE TRACKING SYSTEM. my question is even i worked for that project after 2 yrs if i want to shift to some other company is it possible to put my designation as software developer or shall i have to put embedded developer ?
Sainath's Advice on Monday, March 01, 2010 :
To answer your question directly, you need to decide for yourself whether you would like to specialize in embedded or dotnet programming in 2 years time. This happens with a lot of freshers / experienced people alike, creative ideas of creative HR staff. If you wish to specialize in Embedded, the job will be a good training ground based on what you have stated. One word of caution, though - you need to have a good grounding in Electronics to succeed in this area in the long term.However, if dotnet is the goal you need to treat this job as a short-term option, gain programming experience and look out for better options. Having said that, as a fresher you are fortunate that you are getting some degree of programing work first-hand, so do not think that all is lost. Everyone has to start somewhere, and those who succeed in the long term are people who make optimum use of their limited opportunities.