I have recently quit from my company after 3.5 years to join another one in search of better prospects. It was a purely professional decision as I felt I had no real prospects there. Being my first job I made some mistakes which gave me some average ratings and appraisal. And these seem to be stuck with me here in spite of exceptional performances later on.
However I have a got a decent offer in a reputed firm for core java work. Here are somethings that I'd want to remember. Kindly add or suggest if you have something in mind.
1.Work hard and maintain focus on technology no matter how comfortable you are with your situation. Previously, I had to work for sometime as a team lead and spent some time on bench, during both of which I lost contact with technology.
2.Do some certifications if you can. It won hurt.
3.Maintain a good rapport with everyone around you.
4. Enjoy your work even if it means spending some time at things you don like, like filling excel sheets.
5. Always try to understand the bigger picture
1.Never get nasty with anyone, no matter how much you are being provoked. There is a gentle yet firm way to respond. My first manager being the primary reason for spoiling my peace of life. I still have a lot of negativity and hatred towards him. Though I doubt a gentle yet firm response would have have helped.
2.No office politics.
3.Never neglect your health or personal life. Sometimes having a hobby or doing something interesting can actually improve your productivity and your quality of life.
4. Do not think of another job change.
Some of the above things might seem too obvious but anyways putting it down.
Looking forward to comments and suggestion.
Very truly said. Even i am planning to switch to some other job which is near to my home but not related to my current job. Infact i will cherish the moments and knowledge that i have gathered here. I feel wherever are you , just enjoy your work and give your best since life is just like a graffiti with many notes in different shades.
Also i have decided not to look back about my previous jobs otherwise i won't be able to give my whole commitment to new employer.