Future Opportunities for SAP CRM Consultants and Job security.

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Hi, my name is Sami. Sir, I took a training in SAP ABAP, and now i have an opportunity as SAP CRM Technical consultant. The company will train me in SAP CRM Technical and than put me on projects and they are also asking me to sign a bond for 2 years. I have no problem with the bond if its totally worth it for me to give my 2 years to SAP CRM. I have learned from various sources that salesforce, siebel, oracle are leading the CRM market( specially salesforce) and SAP is far below with only few projects at present. I want to know will it be good for me to enter SAP CRM now? what are the future opportunities for sap crm consultants. Please give me advice i am really confused. Thanks in advance.

Thanks & Regards,
Sami.


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What I am going to say will be brutally honest, so, put on your bullet proof vest.  How can you be a consultant in a field that you have no background in and you just learned it?  To be a consultant, you should have at least 10 years experience in the field, at a minimum.  The first thing that people will ask you is how much experience you have had, and if you say none, I’m sorry, but, what are you going to tell someone who has been in the field all their life? 

The best thing to do is to try to find a job in your field and learn the trade and build up your knowledge base.  Use this experience, the good and the bad, to build up your resume.  Get some certifications in Project Management and other IT specialties.

I have been in the IT field since the 90′s and this is my second career after the military, 21 years, and I am not even considering the consulting field until 10+ years in the civilian sector.  There is still a lot to learn.

I hope I have passed on some sound words as they were not meant to insult, just honest, free advice.  Good luck in your career.

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  • sami101
    Sir thank for your answer but i am joining as a SAP CRM technical trainee there and will be a consultant in future. I just want to know will it be a good for me to go for SAP CRM now. And about my background, i am BS in I.T. I am up for learning, i am a fast learner and ease to learn new things and update myself. I want to know is SAP CRM is strong enough to be in market for a long time compare with other CRM software. It will be great help if anyone can answer my question and give me valuable advice. THANKS!
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  • TomLiotta
     I just want to know will it be a good for me to go for SAP CRM now.   And we have no idea if it will be good for you or not. We don't know the future. We don't know the market that you are in. We don't know how you compare to everyone else who is looking to do the same thing.   You don't even seem to know. If you don't know, how can we?   If you enjoy it and you believe you are good at it, then go for it. Otherwise, do something else. It might work out, or you might get nowhere. Some make it; somer don't.   That's life.   Tom
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  • sami101
    gusy i want to know the SAP CRM market and future. Is it growing?
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  • Harisheldon
    The IT field is changing as the technology is changing.  Once, web design was the top job to have, now, it is not even in the top ten.  Tom brought up some good points.  If you are going to enter the IT field, make sure that you are going to enjoy it.  You need to wake up every morning and look forward to going to work, a reason for getting out of bed.  If not, then you are in the wrong field and need to change it.  It sounds like you are young enough to still try things and still make changes while some of us, myself included, have already completed one career and have embarked on another.  And to be perfectly honest, I never wanted to leave my first career, I loved the Marine Corps.If you are starting off as a trainee, learn, listen to everything and try everything.  Make lots of notes and especially learn from your mistakes and try NOT to make them again.  You will know if you enjoy your job soon enough.Welcome to the real world.
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