Nov 18, 2012

Any inputs on my career change will be highly appreciated.

Hi Everyone,

Someone or Anyone who answers this question, I would be greatly indebted to!!! The question may not fit here but my intuition feels that this is the right forum.

I have a 3-year experience in Oracle E-Business Suite Financials and Procurement. To enter in this technology was not a matter of choice but was destined to me when it was alloted by corporate HR.

Now I am doing my MS in Information Systems and have a conflict of interests on which technology to pursue after graduation. But my interests are as below:

- Only limited or small to medium (at the most) intense Coding (Optional)

- IT S/W needs understanding Business aspects and able to relate it to the business architecture or workings

- Want to work in a few (2-3) tools proficiently that have wide scope and in all organizations (mostly like google, Microsoft, Apple, Samsung) and exciting. Doesnt necessary require intense coding.

- I am not bothered about billing rate. For me, it is all about loving the work and not working for money. Money will come on its own, if we prove our worth.

- Has immense future potential and influence technologies.

Big Data and Cloud excites me but I dont know whether this is what I want.

Any suggestions of the best-fit IT career path is welcome.



The best thing to do is what interests you the most. Jobs that you don't like make it very hard to go into work each day. You might as well look around and get one that stimulates you and gives you some enjoyment.

I couldn't agree more with the guys who already commented!


My advice here is - whatever you find that excites you, just do it. Try different things, you'll eventually narrow it down and figure out that single dream job. In fact, it may not necessarily be in IT, or maybe just remotely connected. You never know. The important thing is not to get caught up in this 'happiness-for-money' trading as ttopp brilliantly put it, life indeed is too short for that.


You might want to check out dreamployed.com, should be helpful.

ttopp is absolutely right. The best-fit IT path is the one that "excites" you. If you're good at anything in IT, you can make a decent living. IT is important. So you may as well focus on something that really interests you. Also, always remain aware of future trends: Change can come fast in IT, but they're usually not out of the blue.


I don't have any specific advice, but I think that you have already figured out the most important thing.  You wrote that, "...it is all about loving the work and not working for money. Money will come on its own, if we prove our worth."  I think that you nailed it.  I've worked in jobs where I was paid quite a lot, but because I hated what I was doing, it was more as if I was trading happiness for money.  Now, I've taken a position where I make a lot (and I mean A LOT) less money, but I don't get up miserable every morning, I get a good night's sleep every day, and I enjoy being around the people I work with.  Mostly.  ;-)


My point is that the specifics of the job might not matter as much as finding a place where you enjoy working.  Life is too short to be unhappy with your job.  It can be tough to find that starting out, but keep it in mind, and you will have more good days than bad.  Good luck!

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