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Need help in deciding career path

Need help in deciding career path

Need help in deciding career path

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   Hello,

   Can you please help me out in deciding which field to specialise in my
   career.

   I am a software professional with 3 years of experience. I have an
   engineering  degree in Computer Science. My first two years of work experience
  was in  C,  with system software ( assemblers/linkers ).

   For the past one year i am being working in cad-vlsi with C++,C.
   Since my background is computer science, i will need to build a strong
   basic groundwork in VLSI ( EDA ) , if i have to continue in this field.
   However i am unable  to decide , since i don't have a complete idea of the
   opportunities in this  field.
   If i decide to switch my field, i can opt for DSP ( Again an electronics
   field ), or
   telecom or network -management or wireless applications.

   I am in a dilemma about this , since in my opinion, i should specialise in
   a domain along with the software skills. Being a domain expert will be more
   rewarding than being a application-developer.

   Can i get the details of opportunities and scopes in EDA( CAD-VLSI), DSP,
   Network- Management, Telecom and Wireless applications .
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RE: Need help in deciding career path

I have no wish to be "cheesey", but you should "follow your heart". ie Do what you really like doing, and be the best at it.

What you're looking at is a constantly moving set of goal-posts. What's flavour of the month can soon become yesterdays news.

For example, when I got my compuer science degree, the first thing I did was to take a helpdesk job. Within a year and a half, I was the Systems Administrator. Two years later I was leading and designing major Citrix-related projects.

When I first took the help desk job, I had never heard of Citrix.

Now, Citrix Systems occupy nearly all of my working life - and I enjoy nearly every minute!

I don't think I'm the best - but, hell, that's not going to stop me trying.

With your background, you have plenty of flexibility. Look for a company that will utilise some of the skills you particularly enjoy using.

Then look for a company you enjoy working for (yes, there are some!)

Next, enjoy what you do. If not - move on.

Remember, few people will employ you initially to manage their systems - the systems are too important for them to let a stranger loose on them. Get settled in and make your mark by doing what you do best, and you will succeed.

My $0.02

Good Luck!

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