Is there any way out?

By TechGD TechGD Points: 390 | Level: Starter | Status: [Member]
Posted on: 1/21/2013 11:18:30 AM | Views: 4496 | Points: 30

I have been working in a MNC from last 6.5+ years in .Net. Now I can say that I have not learnt anything much in .Net and in very bad siatuation to leave the
I got the information to try out in data warehousing domain for my previous question.
But I am not getting enough confidence on how to get into this field/ what should be my approach to do so.
I am hating my situation as I am not able to put my efforts into somehting which I like and which I can start all over again.
I wanted to know, is there any way that I can start over again into a new technology without affecting much on my current years of experience?
Any practically viable solution would be much helpfull.


Sainath's Advice on Monday, January 28, 2013 :

In today's economy, repeately starting all over again is fundamentally necessary for everyone. It is also called as unlearning and relearning new ways of doing things - and this is obviously applicable to IT which is subject to the fastest rates of change in comparison to other fields. Your capacity to learn will determine how much you earn (or continue to earn) in the current age.

On data warehousing, you can commence by doing a course on data warehousing and learn all the relevant theory before making any attempt to land a break in that area. And please do not try to understand everthing in one go. What I mean to say is that look at the problem and commence implementing the solution one step at a time - the 1st step being undergoing training in data warehousing and getting strong at the basics. As you cross each step, you will have 
greater confidence and be in a better position to evaluate what the next step should be.

Sainath S

Techgd said on Monday, February 11, 2013

Hi Sainath,

Thanks for the information.
I am on track with what you have suggested.
But whenever I try to learn something following doubts come up and hinder my confidence.
1) How would I shift to a completely new/different technology since I have worked on .net all these years.
2) I might loose the value of my current experience.
Due to all these insecurities I get diheartened and dont feel like putting efforts on it.
So can you please guide me somehting on this?


Sainath's Advice on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 :
See, the bottom line is that you have to take action and gain some momentum. You cannot over-analyze the pros and cons of a decision and land into analysis-paralysis. Every change is accompanied by uncertainty, doubt, some degree of frustration and pain. But, as you have stated yourself, pain of not changing is greater than the pain of staying idle.

'To discover new continents, you must be willing to lose sight of the shore."
- Brian Tracy

The fact is, once you embark upon a course of action, you will gain more and more confidence and fear and insecurity will reduce. Unfortunately, the reverse is also true. More inaction will increase your self-doubt and lack of confidence.It is not possible to figure out all the consequences of an action beforehand. Like you, many other persons have made the switch from core development into data warehousing. Please commence action and along the way you will get more clarity.

Sainath S

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Posted by: Bh80prk on: 2/13/2013 | Level:Starter | Status: [Member] | Points: 25
Hi Sainath,

Learning new technology is very good at the same time check if there is a possibility of working in data warehousing project in your current organization. Because work experience will give you more confidence than just completing data warehouse course.

Once you change technology from .net to data warehousing your .net experience will not considered by the recruiters.

There is a good scope and opportunity for .Net in IT market. Attend interviews regularly just to understanding companies expectation and read articles and dot net concepts daily one hour. Definitely you will become more confident in .net.

Wish you all the best.


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