Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Mid-Career Crisis

During a conversation with my colleagues, this topic came-up and I thought of writing about it here.

Employee with,
  • Less than 5 years of experience: - Feels Job is good and Salary is decent
  • 5 – 8 years of experience: - Not happy with the Job and expects frequent Salary hikes and multiple job changes(Not everybody but definitely most of the crowd)
  • More than 8 years of experience: – Forced to live with same job, even if the job satisfaction and salary is not on par.

When employees are in first phase, everything looks quite amazing and things are smooth to them. When you are in second or third phase, then experience will be different. In Job search, he finds No takers due to more experience and high cost. 

A recent glance to job portals shows, they only want people with less than 8 years of experience for most of the technologies. Even in existing projects too, companies are looking for people with less experience to save costs.

It is quite understandable from companies point of view about costs. But what about the employees at mid-level?. As the experience grows-up be it a technical resource/Lead/Manager, struggle starts. Question arises as what next? 

Company says “People should look towards management roles. But how many manager roles are available?”. As per pyramid theory, while going up in the ladder, opportunities are less and competition is more.

Many of us are not an exception to any of those above mentioned phases. But the question comes up is, how can an employee sustain in industry with growing experience and less opportunities?

You can share your thoughts !

Share this

0 Comment to "Mid-Career Crisis"