I work as a PHP developer in a software company. I have 1.5 years of experience, and 0.5 years remain in my company bond period. While in college I was a top performer and was very confident but now 80% of my confidence is gone.
I feel like I don't get any challenging projects. My company has only simple wordpress projects and I don't enjoy that kind of work. I'm afraid that my dream of getting in a good MNC company will get shattered. I worry about whether I will get a competitive salary when I move to a new company and that my skills are getting rusty. I feel like my dreams are shattered.
What can I do at my job to keep my skills fresh despite not getting challenging or engaging projects? What steps should I take to ensure that my next job will be a better fit for my interests?