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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

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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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