Want to shift from .NET after 6 years

By jainneha jainneha Points: 130 | Level: Starter | Status: [Member]
Posted on: 11/16/2015 1:41:23 PM | Views: 22127 | Points: 30
i have 6 years of experience in .net. But now i want to switch from.net. What technology should i prefer am not very good at coding.

Sheo's Advice on Sunday, November 29, 2015 :
Dear Jainneha,

Thanks for asking this question openly, the question is very broad so I would try to answer as much as I can based on what I understood from your question.

As you have already worked for about 6 years in .NET so you have handsome experience. A drastic change in your career path will lead to become freshers in that field for you. So i would suggest to remain in that field however if you are sure you can't manage, read below.

As you said that you are not very good in coding, you may shift into following areas in the IT

  1. Business Intelligence - do not need a lot of coding skills however analytical and other type of skills are required
  2. Management - Lead or manager (if you are good in management, you can try your luck here). Read this career advice post - http://www.dotnetfunda.com/advices/show/371/dot-net-guy-having-7-years-of-development-exp and http://www.dotnetfunda.com/advices/show/54/which-is-best-either-technical-or-management-side-for-career-growth-in
  3. HR - pure non technical
  4. IT support - can learn hardware, networking, software installation and management
Thanks and hope this will help you. Good luck.

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Comments or Responses

Posted by: Jainneha on: 12/2/2015 | Level:Starter | Status: [Member] | Points: 25
Thanks Sheo foe the reply.but how can i change job to management job without having experience in it
Posted by: Amatya on: 2/9/2016 | Level:Silver | Status: [Member] | Points: 25
First of all, why you want to shift ? Any Technical Issues or have interest in any other domain?
Posted by: Jainneha on: 2/14/2016 | Level:Starter | Status: [Member] | Points: 25
I think PMO would be a option. As i have pretty good communication skills.
But here also i am confused that my technical knowldge and 6 yrs experiecne would be ruined.
Posted by: Amatya on: 4/27/2016 | Level:Silver | Status: [Member] | Points: 25
Yea . Thats true JainNeha . I think you have a potential to handle the projects management skills. so try to take the responsiblities of PMO. For that you have to make sure that your management persons get noticed to your deeds or you can switch to another company. The demerit is that your C# knowledge and hand on ASP .net n C# will get affected. Make sure you understand the responsibilities of Project Management.

And if you have switched to PMO then please share your experiences, so we all guys can get the tips(smiling)

God Bless You
All the best.
Posted by: Bhuvanesh6 on: 8/2/2016 | Level:Starter | Status: [Member] | Points: 25
I will suggest you to become either a Trainer or switch to UI designer, a guy with coding knowledge for UI team is really worth.
Posted by: Rakeshmanu987 on: 3/29/2018 | Level:Starter | Status: [Member] | Points: 25

My Advice is to Learn Salesforce and try it with experience of .net
Posted by: Vishvvas on: 3/29/2018 | Level:HonoraryPlatinum | Status: [Member] [MVP] | Points: 25
Dear Jainneha,

Its good that you are seeking help as one can get help only when one is seeking for it. Life is a long journey and steps you take now may have longer lasting impact on your career and/or life. When you mentioned that you want to switch, it means that you are not enjoying what you are doing and definitely this situation shouldn't stay for long. It appears to be more of change in direction than just change in technology.
Have you realized about your likes, dislikes and what you want to do in your career? If not, try to ascertain that and once you know it, you would find the path easily. In a scenario where you don't know what you want to do then you should know what you don't want to do at all. This will help to narrow down the choices.
Yes, if you don't want to continue as a coder or programmer the there are many other choices in the same field too and few of them are mentioned above. If you have good communications skills, you like to interact with people, good at documentation then you can consider following options
1. BA/QA: Business analysis with/without QA is good option for those who are not inclined for programming. And your programming experience can make this job very easy.
2. Technical writer: Though the opportunities aren't plenty but this is good option. Also the pay scales may not be at the level for programming, this is very clean and smoother career path.
3. Sales: If you don't want yourself to be bound to office and like selling, this may prove good for you.

Last but not least, no experience goes waste if it is true experience and there are many examples of successful people who have switched careers, fields. So rather than worrying about switching and letting go the experience, focus on trying to understand what makes you happy. Somebody has said about job satisfaction -->"Getting paid for doing what you like" and how apt it is, right?


Cheers, Vish

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