What after engineering??????is a confusing topic to be discussed.
Lots of hopes.Many a confidence.More of excitement.
These were streaming in my mind when i was about to start my career in an MNC.‘Life is a not a bed of roses‘ is what i have realized after getting into work.As a fresher it is quite tough to compete in a world, where you have no idea of what is happening [which is nothing but SOFTWARE]and you are no way related to it by any means.But just because you need money,you need a job you just jumped into an ocean without knowing how to swim.I understand how foolish it is but i guess, currently, more than 60% engineers belong to the above category.
It has been an year of time since i completed my engineering.But still, my mind cannot accept the fact that life in college is over.There is always an intuition that i will return back to those days.This is because my college was a heaven.Not merely a heaven ,more than that.So adapting to a corporate life is a kind of herculean task for people like me.
It was my first day in a project after completing a training on ‘JAVA’ about which have not studied anything in four years of time.I am completely messed up,full of serious thoughts,agitated because am going to start my work just by having the knowledge i gained through training.So as days passed,i got used to work,got used to corporate world,got used to politics.Things were not happening as it was expected.
Months passed by,but still am not in the position to realize what am i working for,what am going to be in another 3 years,where am i progressing to,of course progression or regression is again an unanswered question.I came to know what life is.There were situations in which you have to accept what your superiors say just because they are in a dignified position.Although you enter into an argument to express your thoughts,but it will end up in vain because of domination.Here the weapon called ‘authority’ comes into picture.There are many circumstances in which you will realize that your boss or manager is not having any stuff .But you have to agree because they are your managers.
There are two corporate rules:
1.Say ‘yes’ to whatever your supervisor/manager/superior tells you
2.Follow rule 1.
There are many policies in an organization to solve the grievances of their employees.Sometimes those policies are useful,but useless in many occasions unless you have a good manager.I am not here to blame the higher authorities because it is their responsibility to manage their subordinates,because they will have to answer in case of any disaster.But do not treat employees like slaves.And don’t have a preconceived notion that if an employee is not able to carry out some sort of work ,then he is not fit for anything.
Understanding an employee’s personal life is very important.I agree that office is not a place for providing counseling,but only when the employee’s personal problems are addressed through ,he will be in the position to concentrate in the work .Work life balance has to be maintained to have a stress less life.
Career is not a destiny,it is the beginning:
It lies in the hands of an employee to build his own career.By doing any work,you gain experience. Through experience you have learnt how to handle different issues ,but actual learning has not happened yet. You have to update yourself with different technologies which are currently ruling software,understand the level of competitors,indulge in different environments.Learning and working should go hand in hand to reap the best out of your career.
But all these happens only when you start loving your job and automatically you will become more interested.
Survival of the fittest is the law of corporate world.No matter how your family situation is,you will be slewed off without any mercy if you don’t show an incremental performance.
Unfortunately i don’t love my job.So any miracle is not going to happen since i have 0% interest in boosting up my software career.I am striving hard to jump into another world where i will be paid for my creativity.
To conclude with a fact that career is something which will start from your childhood,as you set your goals.Only thing is that you should be strong enough to follow those goals,not getting diverted from that because of external factors,influence by parents or relatives.So when you start traveling towards the goal with desire,career becomes colorful .There will not be a second thought and you will not have a chance or a reason to hate your job.