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Hi All,

Here goes my career history........Have Completed BE in computer-science and started my career as Lecturer in one of the Engineering college teaching all computer - related subjects.With 2 years experience in teaching,joined a IT company as Process cum Application Trainer for one of the prestigious Government Project.Since the project got completed and went live , i had no option but to come out of the job as it was contractual as well.so finally now i have total experience as 2yrs+14 months = 3.5 yrs.Even though i got few awards for my training & got some experience in Training & development field..,now i am not able to find any suitable job in the same field...Besides these i could complete certification in testing course as few of my friends suggested me to do so as there are lots of openings in Testing.

But now the question arises whether to change my career to testing or stay back in Training

as, if i have to choose training,i need to begin my career as fresher again..so that is pulling me back.But the job openings for Trainers are very less and most probably found in BPO's,for which they want BPO experience.

Please suggest me something .....its my sincere request to all Seniors...

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Hi Geetha,

Keeping your educational background and work experience in mind, my suggestion is to first try and leverage your core competency of computer engineering. There are two reasons I suggest this. First, it is a niche arena and so there could be greater chances of finding suitable openings and secondly there is a higher probability of you doing exceedingly well in that field because of your inherent educational background and work experience.

Coming to training, it pre supposes that your communication skills are excellent but more importantly requires a different domain expertise, especially if you hope to go into soft skills or management related training. Training exclusively for the computer related domain would narrow your options drastically too.

Finally you have to decide which area interests you, excites you and what is it that you are really passionate about. If your passionate about anything you can be sure you will find ways and means to surmount all inhibitions, apprehensions, obstacles and failures and live what you dream.

Best Wishes
Hello Geetha,
Like B.Jacob mentioned, first & foremost figure-out the following aspects:
1] What's your core INTEREST--training or testing?
2] Where do your core STRENGTHS/CAPABILITIES lie--in training or testing?
In short, do a SWOT analysis of the various options you see for yourself & you will have the answer for yourself.
There's, however, one fallacy in what you mentioned: '.............there are lots of openings in Testing'.
Pl note that ANY & EVERY field needs experience for any company to consider that individual's application. With just a training course, it would be tough for you get any worthwhile Testing job opportunity, unless it's for freshers.
All the Best.
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