Switch from BPO job to IT job

In this article I am sharing my experience about switching my JOB from a BPO industry to Software Industry. I am a B.Tech-Computers graduate and have three years BPO experience and now I am into Software Development.

In this article I am sharing my experience regarding switching my JOB from a BPO industry to Software Industry.

I completed My graduation( B.Tech - Computers) few years back and after completing studies I was looking for jobs. I applied for jobs in job portals like Naukri and Monster and I used to get very less calls for IT jobs and there were many job opportunities in BPO industry. The aim at that time was earning instead of making career so I chose BPO. I got selected in a BPO and worked there for nearly 3 years. Working in a BPO industry is entirely a different experience. Though you will improve your communication skills as well as Hardware and Networking skills. As It was night shift it was difficult for me to continue because I cant continue it for life long and moreover my interest was in Software Industry and I wanted to build my career in Software.

To switch to Software Industry after 3 years of my graduation was too tough for me. I took guidance from some of my friends and relatives in IT industry. Since there was a major gap of three years after my Graduation. They offered me some projects to work from home at the same time they suggested me to have a grip on any of the technologies like Oracle Pl/SQL or Java or .NET.

As I was more interested towards .NET technologies, I decided to enroll for .NET course. After some research I found Deccansoft Software Solutions as the best institute to learn .NET technology in hyderabad. So I enrolled for 3 months .NET course(VB.NET+C#+ASP.NET). Every day after the .net session I used to sit in the lab and practice each day's topics for nearly 5 to 6 hours. I also used to learn the training material on each day. As the day progressed and I was about to complete the .NET course. There was hesitation in my mind whether I can get the job or not.

I used to check the job opportunities in newspaper for .NET technologies but mostly it was for experienced .NET professionals. Finally, I joined CMC training institute and started teaching .NET. This gave me confidence in the subject. I also did some .NET projects offered by the institute. Simultaneously I was applying for jobs in the job portals and regularly checked opportunities in the newspaper. After three months, I got call from a Software Company for Software Engineer position in .NET technologies. I worked here for nearly 1.5 years and my salary at the start was 72000 per annum and it increased to 2 lakhs per annum by the end of 1.5 years. After 1.5 years I got call from MNC for a package of 3.5 lakhs per annum. Now I am in one of the top three MNCs with a handsome package working as Senior Software Enginer in .NET technologies. Now there is no looking back as I have strong experience in.NET technologies and I have learnt most of the advanced topics like WCF/WPF/Javascript/JQuery/Linq.

I got opportunity to work with Microsoft Employees, While working with them I realized that to survive in the Software Industry and reach higher levels you should not be Hard working instead you should be a SMART worker . You should also be enthusiastic and passionate about your work.


Author: naveensanagasetti17 Oct 2013 Member Level: Gold   Points : 2

Hi Priya jain,

Nice to read your Work Experience. This was very helpful for those who are simply sit for IT jobs. My suggestion for Freshers there is no openings in market without waste your time just join in any institute as a lab co-ordintator jobs they give very less salary, but you learn no.of points while resolving issues raised by someone, apart from that you should practise on everyday and then you must search your desired job as well. If you have any interview call then take a leave and attend that interview.

Still you didn't get a job in that institute itself there is a chance to improve your career. Comapre to BPO this is very usefull to improve career.

Thanks Priya jain for sharing your work experience very great to shift your job from BPO to IT, this is very dificult why becuase everyone raise 3- years gap at that time we can't handle that type of questions. But in that position also you shift your path that is beauty.

All the best for your career..

Author: Naved Hasan Khan29 Oct 2013 Member Level: Gold   Points : 3

Indeed, hard work pays. Allotting 5-6 hours everyday for learning .NET and then working in a small company for 1+ years.

This should be the benchmark for all the freshers and .NET aspirants out there. I must say, handwork is important along with smart work. Everybody is not an IITian or a Microsoft employee. So with a little bit of smart work and lot of hard work one can achieve great heights. You are the live example for that Priya.

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