Boot to reboot: The lifecycle of a software engineer
Indian IT firms are on a re-skilling drive. The talent deficit within could be a problem of their own making
With fast-changing technology and automation, IT firms now face a massive skills crunch
Infosys, alone, released and redeployed 9,000 people in 2016
For every engineering job offered by an IT services firm, there are at least five people vying for it
Job security or an opportunity to learn and create? The dilemma that India’s 1.5 million engineering graduates face every year
In year one, freshly-minted software engineering grads look forward to a promising career in IT services. They survive gruelling training and wait until they land a marquee client.
So far, life is good. Even when on the bench, salaries are credited to their accounts.
In year two, after 12 months of training and working with a few clients, they are more confident and at ease. Their job is to complete the assigned tasks—be it writing code, monitoring a process or testing. No need to be extra curious to figure out the why’s and what’s.
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