Open Source &
by Brainware Baguiati
Why Open Source
Huge Market , Can work from home.
Unlimited Job Opportunities still exist today in
Top IT companies also moving into Open Source
In a turbulent economy and regardless of the
health of the overall IT job market, open source
jobs remain a consistent source of career growth
It certainly is a good time to have expertise in open
source technologies. The jobs are out there.
Open Source Technologies
Easy to learn
Options of Job and Freelancing or both.
Freelancing an advantage for India - all work done
from home online with Internet connection
LIMITED JOB OPPORTUNITIES IN CORPORATES
Number of IT Jobs in corporate
companies have not grown much
Campus placements in Kolkata colleges
is decreasing gradually.
Open source technologies are an
alternative and has enjoyed
Growth of Freelance Opportunities
Growth in online freelance work has grown
exponentially over last three years
Corporate computing has not grown much as
Rapid shifts in technology
How to Start Freelancing
with No Experience
Choose Your Craft
Just about everything can be outsourced these days.
Create a Brand
Create a strong brand that sets you apart from the competition. Your brand
is your identity (i.e. your website, blog and social media accounts)
Build a Portfolio and Source Testimonials
Prospective clients are not concerned with qualifications; they simply want
to see what you have done in the past and judge whether it is the right fit
You should only seek paying clients when you are able to demonstrate your
abilities and your reputation with a quality portfolio and testimonials.
Play the Odds
Ultimately, securing freelance work is a numbers game — the more
prospective clients you contact, the more likely you are to find work.
Sending resumes and no response
Can’t hire the people they need
Can’t present best potential employees to the tech
Not all “doom & gloom”
There ARE open source technology jobs if you
have certain specific skills!
You can prepare to compete!
and You can get a JOB !
“The rise of open source jobs is part of a broader
trend. We’re seeing tremendous tech job growth
everywhere.” - NASSCOM
Things to consider
What do you want to do?
What are your skills ?
What kind of company “fits” you ?
What do they want you to do ?
What skills are they expecting ?
What is their company culture ?
Can you do it?
Acquire skills in tune with market trends
Analyze the job descriptions
Look for fits with your own skills