Sridhar Babu wrote:Hi
I need some suggestions. I have been into software since 3 years. I dont know how is it with others, but I have done my engineering in Computer Sciences only because it was a free seat then and actually I had no special interest or liking in the field. In fact, during my schooling I was infact afraid of Computers and had purposefully chosen alternatives to Computers. So I dont think I had any latent interest in the subject since my childhood.
Now, the basic issue is, in this industry, there is no choice but to learn new things or update your self if we want to continue as a developer. But I have no interest in going on learning new things and I am not comfortable either.
I am good at writing and communications skills. So I would like to explore the option of turning into a Technical Writer.
I donot really know the pros and cons of the Technical Writers job..And since we have this site which hosts a lot of individuals in the software field, I would like to know the expectations on a Technical Writers and being a developer for 3 years, what it takes to become a technical writer...Will I be considered as a fresher or otherwise. How much package can I expect.
Most importantly how well are people expected to upgrade themselves on technologies in the Technical Writers field.
Please let me know if there is some thing I should know in this regards
Sridhar Babu wrote: should I expect that I need to go back as a fresher to the technical writing job
sriram sankar wrote:If you are good at communication, then you can opt for a "Business Analyst" . It also gives you lot of domain knowledge which is very valuable in any industry...
Sridhar Babu wrote:
Hey, thanks for letting me know that possibility
But, to become a BA, I suppose I have to do an MBA or get some degree on business right. This means it takes not less than 2 years to materialize even assuming I get to start on MBA right away.
With the current set of experience in software and a qualification of B.Tech in Computers do I stand any chance of recruitment as atleast a Jr BA Indian IT companies these days?
Sridhar Babu wrote: I would be given any chance as a business analyst if not a senior, atleast a beginner role, given that I have been a developer for the 3 years.
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