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 asp.net 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 :
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:Advantages"Obstacles cannot crush me. Every obstacle yields to stern resolve.
- Leonarda Da Vinci
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.
your mental energy and use it wisely - practise, practise and practise.
Don't give yourself time to think anything else or get depressed.
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.Disadvantages
"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent."
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
- 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.
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.
- Eleanor Roosevelt
have only 1 piece of advice - JUST HANG IN THERE AND KEEP DOING YOUR
WORK, THIS IS A TEST OF ENDURANCE, A MARATHON AND IT TAKES SOME TIME TO
REACH THE FINISH LINE.
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
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,