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Nitin Pahwa
Nitin Pahwa • Apr 29, 2016

Need Help! I want to change my career from mechanical to IT

Hello,

I am pursuing b.tech in the mechanical field in 2016. But I have interest IT field. I want to join IT companies. But I have a doubt about my career. If I join IT field, will I face problems in future due to non-relevancy of my education and job? If I switch to another IT company after some experience in previous IT company, will I face problems while getting selected?

After all, what should I do to enter in IT field? What should I prepare to get selected in MNC companies like Infosys, Accenture, Cognizant, TCS and other big MNC companies?

Please help me, I am in a big confusion in choosing the right career path.
Nitin Pahwa
If I join IT field, will I face problems in future due to non-relevancy of my education and job
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As far as selection to companies like Infosys, Cognizant is concerned, the life is not that difficult. The only requirement to enter these organizations is basic programming skills like data structures, sorting, working with strings, databases etc. In fact, in my batch there were lot of mechanical and electrical engineers who successfully aced the interview and written examinations. So, do not worry about it so much.

Nitin Pahwa
If I switch to another IT company after some experience in previous IT company, will I face problems while getting selected?
Once you have gained some experience in the IT corporate, you will not face any problem in switching to another IT firm. In fact, the experience that you will gain in the first firm will go a long way in establishing you in other organizations as well.
Nitin Pahwa
Nitin Pahwa • May 7, 2016
proffy
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As far as selection to companies like Infosys, Cognizant is concerned, the life is not that difficult. The only requirement to enter these organizations is basic programming skills like data structures, sorting, working with strings, databases etc. In fact, in my batch there were lot of mechanical and electrical engineers who successfully aced the interview and written examinations. So, do not worry about it so much.



Once you have gained some experience in the IT corporate, you will not face any problem in switching to another IT firm. In fact, the experience that you will gain in the first firm will go a long way in establishing you in other organizations as well.
If I don't get selected in MNC's, then which course should I do? JAVA or PHP or Software testing?
what is your objective behind learning one of the three technologies that you mentioned ? Elaborate on this.
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • May 7, 2016
As @proffy mentioned, your degree or even qualifications won't matter once you're gained some experience. Most of the lateral recruitments are based upon your past professional experience.

You need to be absolutely sure why you wish to get into IT. It's a challenging field where you'll have to keep learning technologies and programming languages relevant to project you're working on.

In order to get into companies like Infosys or TCS and others, you'll need to be reasonably good at the basics of programming. You can take up any course - say Java or .Net and learn how software is built. You'll also have to be good at aptitude tests, logical reasoning etc. in order to get through the recruitment process.
Nitin Pahwa
Nitin Pahwa • May 8, 2016
proffy
what is your objective behind learning one of the three technologies that you mentioned ? Elaborate on this.
If I didn't get job in MNC's , I can get job in local companies to gain some experience and after that, i can move to big companies
Nitin Pahwa
Nitin Pahwa • May 8, 2016
Kaustubh Katdare
As @proffy mentioned, your degree or even qualifications won't matter once you're gained some experience. Most of the lateral recruitments are based upon your past professional experience.

You need to be absolutely sure why you wish to get into IT. It's a challenging field where you'll have to keep learning technologies and programming languages relevant to project you're working on.

In order to get into companies like Infosys or TCS and others, you'll need to be reasonably good at the basics of programming. You can take up any course - say Java or .Net and learn how software is built. You'll also have to be good at aptitude tests, logical reasoning etc. in order to get through the recruitment process.
Thanks for your kind response 😀

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