I have 18 years industry experience and a degree.
I'd really love to gain employment with a different specialty, although I am a little concerned as there never seems to be many positions available in my area and job security. I can't move due to family commitments. I'd previously given up on the idea, but was encouraged by a friend.
I've been developing working in my desired specialty in my spare time since 2010 and for a period of six months working for myself in 2010. I have two products that have reached market.
My current position of some years is in a dying specialty which is hurting my marketability. I do have some prospects with a far more popular language but I'm not sure I enjoy it.
I recently went for an interview and didn't get to job as I wanted more money than they were prepared to pay. They wanted to start me at an intern salary. They did ask me some questions regarding my desired specialty which I believe I answered 80% correctly. I have heard since that the company is known for not paying well.
I did ask for feedback and where I was lacking, but I didn't get a reply :(
My question, how can I change specialty without a pay cut?