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December 14, 2009

Career is foremost thing in ones life!!!

Filed under: Career — Sheeraz @ 9:32 am
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~ No man can succeed in a line of endeavor which he does not like. ~
Napolean Hill.
What I see about career counceling is that  its ongoing process thing untill a person gets very old and gets retired. People wants to analyze all the options available before choosing any option for career so that he doesnt blame his life afterwards.  So I shall write about my experience to prove that its really ongoing process and doesnt get end.
When I was in school (7th Grade) in interior Sindh, My father discovered some options for my college. He along with my elder brothers, was thinking about Top most colleges in Pakistan, so anyway he chose Cadet Colleges to be the best sources for Intermediate Education and I got admission in Cadet College Petaro. Same was the case when I had to get admission in any University. I had preference to do Bachelors in Computer Science. My 1st priority on list was to get admission in GIKI. But I was not selected in 1st year so I was planning to wait for one year. But some how I agreed to go at FAST. Now its time for starting my career professional. Its major turning of my life because I believe the whole life style depends upon the planning for career now.
Same is the problem for now. I am bit confused to choose the career which Company to hit, what skills are required to get a good job, what is nature of job and scope for long run, etc.
 These all are questions which comes in my mind. Nevertheless, One should have good contacts with professionals of different kind so they can guide through their own experience. So, I confused while choosing between two different technologies, If I go in the field of development of projects, which technology should I emphasis to survive atleast just after graduation. And at the mean time I am thinking to have certification courses in particular technology to grab the skills.
Here are some key tips to help out what and why should I choose certification courses.
Every Certification course from reputed institute like Microsoft, Sun Microsystems, CISCO, etc can help in two ways:
1)  It will add value on your CV.. you will get interview call VERY easily. it will make you different from your competitors.
2) It may help you to learn things, But there are many ways to just pass the exam and not actually learn it. Because We pakistanis are very GOOD at Jugars:P
So my aim emphasis on 2nd point. I really need to survive in any company if I get job there. My aim is not just to enter in the company by any means. I want to be respected due to my efforts.
And there are so many ways to learn and gain the skills rather than doing certifications. By sincerely working on Academic Projects and FYP, Try to contact professionals to get freelancing works, Go through the books and implement your own ideas. But Every one doesnt get oppurtunity to do that. Frankly I dont get any good ideas in my mind rapidly to implement them :P.
IF we see the enterprise world, there is a huge boom of Web and Mobile Development. Many Technologies are improving like hell to come up in the market. Following are some options to gain skills if one wants to go for web development:
1) Php/MySql
2) .NET (, WebServices, WCF, Azure etc)
3) Python/Ruby
4) Java (JSP/Servlet)
And HTML + DHTML + HTML 5 + JS + Ajax etc,these are Must for any web guy.
So even my research is carried on which companies to hit. Because I can not simply drop my CV without having good knowledge.Lets See what output comes up. I shall update the blog if I get any interesting thing to share regarding Career.
Thanks alot for reading……
Have a Good Day 🙂

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