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By ankitdhingra20 ankitdhingra20 Points: 0 | Level: Starter | Status: [Member]
Posted on: 12/8/2009 5:27:41 AM | Views: 1267
Goodmorning Sir,
My Name is Ankit .I did B.E in comp. sc. in 2009 with 70% marls. presently working in a very small software firm as a trainee without any salary.sir this way i'm not able to see my future very bright in this field.
My dreams are very high and i can work very hard to achieve them but now im very depressed....Can u please Guide me Sir

sainath's Advice on Saturday, December 12, 2009 :
Hi Ankit,

I truly admire your guts and courage - don't worry, you are right on track. You may not realize it, but you are in a much better position than many others who graduated in the same year as you or even before you who are currently jobless. First, let us try to understand the advantages of your current situation:

"Obstacles cannot crush me. Every obstacle yields to stern resolve.
    - Leonarda Da Vinci

  • Working in a small company has it's advantages also - you literally have to do everything from plugging the lan cables to installing and readying your development environment. But please remember, that's how you also learn the most. Some years later - you will be glad that the situation you are facing today has forced you to learn many things.
  • Conserve your mental energy and use it wisely - practise, practise and practise. Don't give yourself time to think anything else or get depressed.
  • The very fact that you agreed to work without being paid means that you are mentally stronger than the average candidate - don't underestimate your own worth and just continue.
Please understand - within 6 months from now you will have rock solid experience to show on your CV coupled with real quality skills, employers look for such candidates all the time. Trust me - it is really difficult to find quality people. Which is why you should ensure that you are really good in your work.


  • Peer pressure  - given your current situation, this might be a little difficult to handle. People may directly question the wisdom behind your decision. But from what you have stated I guess you have genuine interest in this field. If yes, then just hang in there and continue your work
  • Family presssure - I believe your family is supporting you well right now. If not, please ensure that they understand the nature of the recession and its impact.
  • Inevitably, there will be people who will convey strong opinions and question the wisdom of your decision - but as long as you know what you are doing, it simply doesn't matter.

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent."
    - Eleanor Roosevelt


I personally know a person who slogged for 9 months without salary since it was his first job. At the time,he was also offered the paid job of a trainer which he turned down since he was clear in his mind that he wanted to excel in software development(programming).Eventually he got a low paying job - but kept practising and working very hard, almost 13 hours every day in front of the PC. This was during the dotcom bust in 2001. Eventually this person kept growing with every job change and is now working as a Development Manager in a leading IT giant - so things do work out eventually. People who persisted during the dotcom bust eventually rose fast when the economy started improving. This will happpen in your case as well if you are patient and persistent - both in raising your skills continuously and applying for new jobs.

The value of courage,persistence and perseverance has rarely been illustrated more convincingly than in the life story of this man (his age at the time of each event in his life appears in the column on the right):

He failed in business                                                22
He ran for the state legislature and was defeated        23
Again he failed in business                                        24
He was elected to the state legislature                      25
His sweetheart died                                                26
He had a nervous breakdown                                   27
He was defeated for the position of house speaker      29
He was defeated for the position of elector                31
He was defeated for Congress                                 34
He was elected to Congress                                    37
He was defeated for Congress                                 39
He was defeated for the Senate                               46
He was defeated for the Vice Presidency                   47
He was again defeated for the Senate                      49
He was elected President of the United States           51

That man was Abraham Lincoln, considered by many people to be the greatest president of the United States.

    - extract from "Strategies for Success" by Jim Dornan

All the best !

Thanks and regards,

Sainath Sherigar

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