Career Advice for Oracle Professionals from Oracle ACE Director Arup Nanda
Dear NoCOUG members and friends,
In the upcoming issue of the NoCOUG Journal, we asked the Oracle gurus to provide career advice to Oracle professionals. Oracle ACE Director Arup Nanda had this advice for us:
“A smart choice may appear to be in the area of highest concentration of opportunities – right in the middle of the bell curve – with plenty of jobs, less friction, and a relatively cozy life. It may have been the smart choice at one time; but the winds are changing. The word plenty is usually associated with commodity. If what you do is deemed to be non-specialized, that job may easily be passed on to another person in the middle of the bell curve (think outsourcing). If you don’t differentiate yourself from all those in the middle of the bell curve, you are dissolving into obsolescence – your own obsolescence!”
What better place than a NoCOUG conference to find opportunities to differentiate yourself and make yourself more valuable to your employer? Our upcoming conference on Thursday, February 24 is a veritable smorgasbord of educational presentations on cutting-edge topics such as Virtualization, Cloud Computing, Business Intelligence (BI), Application Express (APEX), MySQL, and even NoSQL! Click here to become a NoCOUG member. Click here to review the conference agenda. Click here to RSVP.
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