Recently received a connection request on LinkedIn. He wanted help with his job search. My response:
There are a number of companies that are hiring SAP BW.
A sample list: Fractal, SAP, CGI, Infosys, IBM, Intel, Siemens Healthineers, CapGemini, Novo Nordisk, Atos Syntel & Bosch are looking at hiring people like you.
I suggest you to get in touch with your friends who work in the above companies & send your CV as an employee referral. There are plenty of jobs out there.
1. Get your CV written professionally. Many of us have the skills but do not know how to write it in a CV. 2. Create a contact list – of your friends, ex-colleagues, ex-bosses, neighbours, relatives or anyone you can think of, who is in IT. 3. Get updated in your field of work. What’s the latest in SAP HANA, BW? 4. What kind of projects are there in the market? 5. What work you would like to do and why? 6 What are you good at or expert at? 7. Ups and downs are common in career. How far we can bounce back will show our strength. Being in the trenches will teach us more than being in the high pedestal. All of us are constantly learning.
Action is the antidote to fear. I read that somewhere. Best Wishes to you.
Keep me updated after you get your first offer letter. That will be my fuel.
I was living in Singapore then. Until I got a job in Singapore & went to work there, I had seen Singapore only in movies & it is needless to say that I was fascinated. From Chennai, I took the noon Air India flight, landed in Singapore after 3.5 hours & it was already 6 pm local time.
There was a pick up. The person who picked me up was doing the driver’s job as a part time one & he was working full time with the Singapore Radio. He was a Tamil, spoke to me like a long lost friend & dropped me in the guest house.
From then on my daily commute was in the MRT to office & back. Found my own PG accomodation later. The entire city was beautiful & I loved every single day.
I found a Punjabi Restaurant in City Hall & loved Singh’s Aloo Paratha meal for Lunch. I would be doing injustice if I don’t talk about my experience at Hotel Annalakshmi. My boss, Bala, took me there first & I instantly fell in love with the food & experience. Definitely not because of their policy that states “Eat what you want, Pay what you like”. Definitely not. I am not that kind of a guy. I just love good food & ambience.
On the work front, I had never seen such speed & agility. Buying decisions were rapid & coming from a laid back, slow & long sales cycle market, this was a different world altogether for me. I scaled up very quickly. All this lasted for a while. Then came a shock. It was SARS. Many Indians went back home then. But I didn’t. I stayed back. Singapore Government did their best to contain it. All the elevator railings, lift buttons were cleaned every minute & the admin staff of MRT did their best. Health care people, I read then, were doing a phenomenal job. Unfortunately, many of them laid down their lives in line of service. Dedication. Salute them all. Such a wonderful place. Suddenly there were many deaths. It was contained soon & things bounced back so quickly. I am seeing a similar situation now. It has brought all of us together because we have a common enemy. Love & respect for fellow human beings have increased & is at its peak. Did you ever think this could happen? Stay Safe. Follow the advice strictly. But don’t stop dreaming or creating or taking action or marketing or selling. Things are going to be fine very soon. Much faster than you think it’s going to take.
During my I year in college I was sitting in the Engineering Drawing Class. I was in the last bench. Until then [that is until School Final Year], I used to be a first bencher and I am not sure when did the transformation happen. 🙂
After teaching about “Scales”, our Tutor/Lecturer gave us a problem to solve. And I solved it while the rest of the class was still on it. I didn’t get up and brag that I solved it. Our Tutor came around and asked me why I was not doing it. I told him that I had solved it. He took a look. And patted my back and said “You are a Master”. I had solved it in a different method. I learnt that later when he solved it for the class.
Years later when I reflected on this incident, I felt happy.
How often do you identify your people’s talent? And what are you telling them to make it memorable for them to remember years later and feel good about it. They will feel happy that they worked for you and/or with you if you recognise their talent often.