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Help me out with my future

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by sensitiveheart_4, Jul 20, 2012.

  1. sensitiveheart_4

    sensitiveheart_4 Power Member

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    Hello Blackhaters,

    Yall need to help me out with my future

    Im Haroon from India. I completed my schooling 3 years back and since then i have been doing IM. I have had ups and downs but it was an awesome journey.

    But now i have to decide what i have to do with my future and my career.

    I have not done my graduation.

    So what options do i have career wise ? Tho i won't be leaving IM

    I have 2 options as i see it.

    1. Web development (Learning PHP, Mysql, ASP, Javascript) along with Web Design

    But What options do i have after that ?

    As i see it i can do freelance coding or i can get a job


    2. Doing CCNA and CCNP

    And than get a job


    What do you guys have to say about my situation ???
     
  2. kirkonpolttaja

    kirkonpolttaja Senior Member

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    there is always work in web developement.. but you have ALOT of competitors just from your own country.

    I would think out of the box and do something which is very beneficial to your own country (helps people in poverty), low cost and everyone needs it.

    Example: Create very economical water treatment equipment, water treatment is huge thing these days. Or if you dont want to help your fellow people, get into "pet rock scheme" and start exporting stuff. There is alot of things you can do, i have few jewels in my mind but i'm not going to spoonfeed you too much.
     
  3. sensitiveheart_4

    sensitiveheart_4 Power Member

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    Mainly, im looking for career options which i can add to my IMing

    I was thinking about doing the first option which will directly add to my expertise

    I have 5 years of IMing experience which i dont want to waste
     
  4. Zapdos

    Zapdos Power Member

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    Choose what you like doing. As a network engineer (if your passionate about it) you could be easily making 120k+/year in the states in about 5-8 years.

    If you're passionate about coding/web design then go with that.
     
  5. sensitiveheart_4

    sensitiveheart_4 Power Member

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    IM is my passion which i have been doing for last 5 years and made good amount of money

    Im thinking about about Web development along with Web design and than start doing freelancing on Elance and Freelancer. Along with that im thinking about doing C, C++ and Objective C to develop IOS apps

    This way i can keep up with my passion as well which is IM

    What do you guys think ?
     
  6. bertbaby

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    Follow your bliss is always the correct answer!
     
  7. eng152

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    Depends on your ability. First complete CCNA and get a job. While your are working on job, Do IM at night or free time. Compare both and identify best path. That's what i'm doing right now.