I have been in the same startup company for nearly 2 years 5 months It was my first company The Company have a very good environment good colleagues good learning environment and moreover they help me in getting job in recession hit market Now I m looking forward to change job and to shift to a Multi National Company is doing job for more than 2 years in the same company is a dark mark in my resume. One of the reason for changing my job is to work on Cloud Computing, Mobile Platforms and the next thing is I m looking for good package I m currently being paid around 2L PA
Thanks in advance
Sainath's Advice on Saturday, October 23, 2010 :
First & foremost, working in the same company for a long period is not a negative sign, vice-versa, changing jobs every year is also not a positive sign. The important points to remember are:
(1) Are you getting exposure to the latest technologies consistently?
(2) Are you growing in responsibilities in a span of 6 months to 1 year?
If this is happening in the current organization, take full advantage of the same. Also, just changing jobs will not ensure that you get better exposure. At the same time, if you are doing today exactly the same things that you were doing a year back in terns of technologies worked on, it is time to move on and explore new pastures.
Do not run after buzzwords - these change every year. While cloud computing and mobile computing are strong trends sweeping the industry, you need to firstly build a strong foundation in programming, architecture, etc. This will yield rich dividends as fundamentals don't change over time.