We are in the Fourth Industrial Revolution known as Industry 4.0 and the technology is evolving at a rapid pace. IT Career in a nutshell is purely a performance-oriented career, one has to upgrade their skills in line with the technology trends. The career span of any performance-oriented career is shortening due to the intense competition, agility, and changing dynamics, so is the case with the Cricket. The author is using Cricket which is also a performance-oriented career to compare IT Career on how the game has evolved from test cricket to T20 format in the similar lines. How is the cricketer’s mindset whilst perceiving their career in T20 to make it more rewarding helps the reader understand the concept well? Similarly, a total mind shift is equally important for students/graduates who are aspiring for IT Career to develop a T20 cricket mindset (Believe, Think, Discipline, Habits and Actions) are at most critical.
Surprisingly the Author found that many people are perceiving and many would continue to do so with the legacy mindset motivated the author to do write this book. Used his 20 years of IT experience and hard-learned lessons to unearthed the known unknown secrets on corporate traps, delayed growth, unplanned Career, and other factors that would lead into a mid-career crisis, which is an un-diagnosed problem. A situation where one is stuck in quicksand until their neck and no one is around to help; people would reach a stage where making hard decisions is next to impossible. The author has best analysed this deep-rooted problem and explains it through his Decision Impediment Model (DIM).
Provided simple tools and techniques if one sets their IT Career strategy in comparison with a T20 Cricketer Mindset, with Discipline & Dedication one could thrive and avoid the pit falls that would hinder career growth. A clear Career Strategy in line with the current industry trends and preparedness for the well anticipated challenges would make anyone’s career more stable, rewarding and stress free. The game keeps evolving and changes its format, thus playing the game without understanding the rules could make anyone retired hurt.
Who can Benefit from this Book?
• Aspiring students and fresh graduates who want to start their career in the IT industry
• Working Professional between 1-15 years of experience on how to change their career strategy.
• Working Professional between 15 to 20 years of experience on how to avoid or overcome the mid-career crisis.
• For everyone who is struggling and frustrated in their IT career, this could be your career guide.