Vishwas, I have high experience of 12+ years & I’m not getting calls from recruiters. Every company wants to hire only between 3-7 years of experience. What should I do?’ asked a senior techie.
Well, there is no sugar coating this issue. It’s real & it will remain. However, it can be solved. The trick is to understand experience is not a curse, rather it’s a boon.
I will tell you how! Here is the magic equation to be more desirable than youngsters:
Experience of handling real-life projects & challenges (which you have) + New skills that are relevant to your domain (which you need to acquire) + Ability to be hands-on & be an individual contributor (needs change in attitude) + Building a meaningful network (which you need to build) + Market yourself as an expert (which you need to work on) + Most importantly, ability to generate more revenue for your company (need to understand how business works & never be a burden) = MOST DESIRABLE PROFESSIONAL
Bottomline: Your high salary is because of your high experience will stop being a burden on the company if you figure out a way to generate massive revenue for your company.
Never let your age become a limitation, because it’s not. Always be ahead of the market, always be a desirable professional.