Real Scenarios-What a student do after B.Tech
Please note that our intention is not to make fun of or hurt anyone but only describe difficult situations faced by students due to lack of proper guidance in a lighter vein.
Scenario 1 –
“I am not a programming material”
Those, especially from CSE/IT background, use this kind of sentences in the interviews. Typically, a candidate falling in this category finishes his graduation without learning anything even the basics in the programming subjects (C&DS, C++, Java etc.).
Not all can do programming, but without understanding it, the candidate wants to be recognized as a “software engineer”. So, he inquires about all kinds of programming courses in Hyderabad and joins the entire courses one after the other with the hope of landing a job on at least one of the technologies he has learned. He unsuccessfully attends many interviews.
This way, he spends two years and realizes that he’s a jack of all technologies and master of none. By this time, he is not a fresher anymore and is desperately looking for some company which can help him “tweak” his resume a bit.
Scenario 2 –
“I joined this course because my neighbor’s cousin’s colleague’s brother told me to do so” type
These are one of the most common reasons that you will hear from many students who have joined the course without any interest in subject or direction in a career. They are unaware of what employers/interviewers expect from freshers. So, they religiously follow the advice of some well-meaning person from their village/town or college without checking if the courses would really help in getting them a job.
So, they start doing courses in SAP, Oracle Apps, Hadoop, Big Data, CRM, BI etc., which will yield in better career opportunities. But only for those with considerable real-time domain experience and are not meant for freshers. Further, the choice of the course you do should be based on what you are actually interested in than what the market wants right now because market demand may change in a few years if not months and your skills may not fetch you employment then. But if you do a course with interest in the technology, you are sure to excel in it and can make a good career, not just find a job.
Scenario 3 –
“Let me learn this technology because my friend got a job after doing a course in it”
People are desperate when they quote the above line (of course, after B.Tech everyone is desperate but don’t over do it). So, while they are seriously learning Java, a friend of theirs gets a job as System Admin in an MNC and these guys leave Java course in the middle and go behind institutes that teach System Admin courses.
While doing the new course, their mind gets blocked as they don’t understand/like the technology and meanwhile breaking news comes their way that another friend has landed a job in ‘.Net’. That’s it, these beasts are hunting for “centers of excellence” that teach ‘.Net’.
Scenario 4 –
“I can’t do programming so I can never get into IT field”
Mostly non-CSE/IT students suffer from this syndrome. Their limited understanding of IT industry makes them believe that IT means programming. If they are not good at programming, they feel that they need to somehow look for a job in the core sector as IT is not meant for them.
Let us clarify here that all that is expected of from a fresher is basics of a programming language, database concepts, and LINUX commands. You won’t be asked to develop an application right from the day one. Further, there are several roles in IT which do not require programming skills like DBA, Network/Server Administrator etc.
Scenario 5 –
“I am stuck, someone helps me out!” type
Students searching for a job for 1-1.5 years after their B.Tech, learn a technology to get a good job. But when they are in the second year, they realize they would become veterans in job hunting and no company would call them for an interview. So, they join a job to avoid a situation of becoming “unemployable”.
However, here is the twist; the job they are doing does not require B.Tech (i.e. call center types). So, they are dissatisfied with it and want to get out of it. They look for some company to “tweak” their experience. Lucky if they get one, but if they don’t, well…
Scenario 6 –
“I don’t like this platform but since I started in this, let me live with it”
Usually, we do come across many people. Watching movies like ‘Pirates of Silicon Valley’, ‘Steve Jobs’ and ‘The Social Network’ etc. These people have nurtured the dream of coding with all their twenty fingers in Google, Apple or Facebook one day. However, they suddenly get a job in a good company but in a DBA role! Either due financial circumstances or fear of not getting another job. They accept the offer rather unwillingly and hoping to take a plunge into development when circumstances permit.
However, having worked as a DBA for a couple of years, they convince themselves that they are happy with the job and think that they can never get into coding ever again since they cannot afford to start from scratch. These people are unaware that the HR managers at the new company will not bother to check on which platform they worked, that’s when you will fall into trouble.
Scenario 7 –
“I will work only in an MNC”
This type of people is very concerned about the company name, where it is located, how many countries the company has branches in.. No doubt, one needs to check the company profile before joining. In fact, one sincere advice to students is to check the companies social media accounts, speak to few current employees before attending the interview.
However, this kind of thinking is a bit extreme. They don’t want to work in a company if it’s not located in Madhapur or Gachibowli. They want the company name to sound “posh” and they won’t join a start-up. Like this, they spend their golden time in B.Tech, enlightenment dawns on them. They are no more in the race and will not be called for any interview.
Scenario 8 –
Candidates with 56% in their BTECH and 20+ backlogs in B.Tech. No one would even read their CV further after looking at the academics part of it. Plus, they are not good in communication and don’t want to join soft skills classes.
So, they start looking for backdoor entries into companies from the day they pass out. They somehow manage to enter some IT company, but ‘Will the company exist for long?’ is a million dollar question that haunts them every day. (Because what most of these companies do is to pay monthly salary from the money they have taken from the candidates and suddenly vanish when they can’t pay salaries anymore.)