I'm a new, almost B.E graduate (Working on my thesis-work) and I'm working full time at the IT-department at my work. When I first started they say in the interview that I would be developing program and handle customers.
Now I'm not developing anything. I'm more of a "support specialist" regarding some system. Meaning that I've just learned the system and have more knowledge about them.
These system are old (We are talking 30 years old) so the code is nothing near what is up to current-code syntax.
So when I fix a problem within these system it's just general configuration. When I do tend to "develop", I generate code from a system the IT-department have developed that only works at this place and then add a small function do it and tada.. It's like calling yourself a cook but you are just warming food in the microwave.
I'm searching for new work since I'm not happy with the position that I'm currently in. I've been to several work-interviews and in the end all of them comes back the same.
"We want someone with more experience with this language/System etc"
I can't get any experience with my current work with new languages/techniques and it feels like I'm losing the little I had during the school time.
My question is am I killing my future within software developing by staying at a place like this? Cause my plan is staying until I am done with my thesis-work but I'm unsure if other would want to hire me after, since I've been away from "new techniques" for at least one year.