It was in the 1990s that the Indian contribution to the global economy was first recognised. It was around this time that the dot-com boom happened. Over the years, Indian engineers started ruling the software world. A growing number of Indian engineers even settled abroad while working for these firms. At the same time, a growing number of Information Technology (IT) firms started being established in the country.
With places like Bangalore and Gurgaon becoming the IT hubs, more and more Indians found themselves jobs in this field. Over the years, IT became a major contributor to the country's economy. Today IT companies are seen in abundance in many other cities as well.
These days, irrespective of the field of specialisation that one indulges in most Indian engineers land themselves with IT jobs. Compared to other core jobs, this field offers engineers a higher pay as well as the comfort of being employed in better working conditions. To make things easier, most major IT companies actually visit a number of colleges across the country in order to recruit students.
Because of all of these, a major chunk of the engineering graduates land themselves with IT jobs. With so many people being employed here every month, it is obvious that not all of them will be able to get promoted. Thus, you need to work hard and play it smart if you really want to advance in your IT career. This article talks about some tips that will help you do so.
1. Ask For An Evaluation
Everyone wants to hear good about themselves and none of us really want to face unpleasant things. However, it is important for you to realise that you can improve professionally only if you know what your mistakes are and you make efforts to learn from those.
In that context, asking your boss for an evaluation will work wonders. Use those insights to improve your career. You can also consider reaching out to colleagues and solicit constructive criticism. If you can use these to your benefit, you will climb up the corporate ladder very fast in the IT world.
2. Do Not Procrastinate
This is something that has been told to you ever since your primary school but you haven't taken this too seriously. Now that you are in the professional world, if you really want to make it big, you will have to cure your procrastination. Your procrastination is what is hindering your performance.
The incomplete tasks are piling up one on top of the other, and at the end of the day the pack becomes (or will become if it hasn't already) so huge that it will be practically impossible for you to do justice to each of them and yet meet the deadlines.
3. Utilise Your Breaks
In any IT job you will get about an hour of break every day. You can either choose to spend the time checking out Facebook notifications or you can actually watch some informative video that is related to your field of work. If you do this for a month, you will be amazed to see that you have accumulated a considerable number of hours of productive learning.
4. Learn When You Exercise
Nobody can deny the fact that a sound body is an utmost necessity in the pursuit of professional success. But while you are toiling hard at the gym, you can make double use of the time and learn something productive.
These days, there are tons of audiobooks available that you can simply plug in. If you do so, the same hours that you spend at the gym can be utilised to build both, a healthy mind and body.
5. Utilise Travel Time Well
Most IT companies are located in the metros and all of us are well aware of the traffic scenario in such places. Thus, if you are working for an IT firm, chances are that you spend quite a fraction of your waking up hours in some form of transport.
In order to utilise the time that you spend here, install work-related applications on your phone/laptop. If you can work for those extra couple of hours everyday, at the end of the year, you will be amazed to see that you are yards ahead of your peers and colleagues in terms of professional accomplishment.
6. Master The Art Of Marketing
It is a well-established fact that in today's context merely being good in your job does not suffice. You need to tell people how good you are and only then will they buy it. In such a situation, it is very important for an individual to be able to market themselves and their abilities. However, there is a thin line between marketing yourself and showing off your abilities.
Understand that no one likes a narcissist. Hence, if you really want to make it big in the world of IT, you just have to draw the line yourself and work hard to ensure that you are in marketing yourself. The day when you are able to do that, there shall be no looking back in your quest for professional success in the world of IT.