Arjun Sivadasan wrote:
Thanks for your valuable inputs. I think I can join the local user group, that's a really good suggestion. I have a vision for where i want to be 5 years from now, so I'm not in a hurry. In the past I have changed jobs frequently, whenever I found the work boring or learning curve stagnant. While it has helped me improve technical skills, I feel like a drifter. I joined my current job hoping to stay and help the company grow, but a bunch of false promises has got me in a really tricky situation. If I do change my job, I will keep your advices in mind, thanks Phil. PS: title should have been how to revive my career! I hope that there are others in a similar situation and they will find this thread useful too.
5 years ago I posted a topic here and got excellent advice from many of you. I can't thank you enough. Here is what happened in the last 5 years.
- I moved on to a new job as Database developer/DBA at a popular global pizza chain. Worked on Azure No SQL Cosmos DB. Got promoted in 3 months, left the job in 7 months.
- Started a job as a Data Specialist in an Analytics department of a travel group. Stayed there 2.5 years and got promoted to Data Analytics Manager.
- Pandemic hit travel, so I had to change jobs. Joined a SaaS company as a Data Architect.
In the meantime, I blogged plenty. Presented at local user groups and I have a good network. Plenty more to achieve, and quite hopeful for the next 5 years. I had a vision for where I wanted to be by now, and it worked thanks to advice and guidance from my peers and online community. I have a new vision for where I want to be in 5 years, and I want to exceed my goals.
You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life. - Steve Jobs