Here is my story:
By education I'm not a software engineer, however after graduation I got an offer to work as an iOS developer which I accepted right away. The reason behind it was that I was interested in software development in general and I knew I wanted to go to that direction, but had no idea back than what field/specialization should I choose, so I've chosen the first opportunity. That was 4 years ago, now as I have used other technologies as well - but still my main experience is iOS - it's clear to me that I'm not a mobile enthusiast and would like to change to another field.
Currently there is an opportunity at a company where they have an 8 week course about the field I'm interested in and I'm thinking about joining them.
Here are my questions:
- As I'm 30 I am not sure how would it look like on my resume that I have changed my discipline completely. I am not sure that a recruiter would see this change in the future as "this person widened his knowledge, that's great" or "at 30 he had no idea what to do with his life? Huge red flag"
- As I have a lot of experience with iOS I'm able to find a job more pretty easy as an iOS engineer, however not sure what are my chances after a few years if I would like to change workplaces with the new technology stack. I'm not sure if I would be a good candidate with let's say 2 years of experience at the age of 32 from a recruiters perspective given the age bias in IT.