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How to transition from front-end to back-end as a developer?

I'm not sure if this site is fit to ask such a question, but still gonna ask. So I'm currently working as a Front-end engineer, I have around 1.5 years of professional working experience. For a year I ...
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Should I pursue work with niche tech that is probably going to die soon (Xamarin.Forms)?

I am working currently as software engineer in .NET team, taking care of support of already existing application or rewriting them to new base. I currently work with almost everything that has .NET as ...
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How do you know when you should make a job change

How do you know when you should make a job change? I feel like I am the most motivated member of my team. Everyone else seems to be just slogging through to get through the work day. Does this mean I ...
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Career advice: changing from Data Analysis to Software Development

I'm currently working as a Data Analyst (10 years xp) where I do a lot of Data Visualization and PowerBI development but considering pursuing Software Development. I enjoy the technical aspects of the ...
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Advice about struggles with new role

I had turned down this role last year, and stepped down from a management role. I took the time to get better in my old role and become more confident. The opportunity came around again, so this ...
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Should one change tech stack to join a company from a company where he feels little growth in the early stages of his career? [closed]

I am currently in my senior year at University. I've been working part time as a research assistant at a startup since october 2020. But I'm not satisfied with how the company operates, and my ...
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I am 6 months into the junior software position but still can't code well ,should I quit?

I am a fersh graduate from a degree which is kind of a combined degree in business management plus programming(so 50-50).To be honest, our programming curriculum was a complete disaster.And I didn't ...
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I'm six months into a new job and am very unhappy. Is it too soon to start looking for another job?

Background I worked at Company X for about 5 years and left to work at Company Y in the middle of 2021. For the first 4.5 years of working at Company X, it was amazing -- a total dream job working ...
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Quitting IT job and perhaps the industry safely [closed]

Brief historical background: I've turned 24 recently. I taught myself how to code at 18-19. Dropped out of university to get a full-time job. The very first opportunity came about around 6 months ...
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Frequent job switches before migration to another country

Context: I am working as a software support engineer/team leader in a non-IT company doing desktop applications. The domain I am working is geography specific i.e. the jobs are in Europe and some ...
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Can people without a background in STEM go into the AI field?

I've recently become very interested in the potential AI holds for the future of society. I believe it has the potential to truly alter the way we live our lives in the not-too-distant future. I've ...
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How do you leave testing automation and switch to something like development?

I'm about to graduate college in a couple months and I have a job offer lined up for once I graduate. The job was from my summer internship where I did testing automation. My concern is that in my ...
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What areas are good pivot targets if you want to avoid javascript? [closed]

At work I write Javascript. Alot of javascript. ALL THINGS JAVASCRIPT. Frontends: js Backends: js Tests: js Db: js drivers Documentation: js Any problem that might come up: npm install (your favorite ...
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Can electronic engineering students get a job as a software engineer? [closed]

I am an electronic engineering student and wish to purse a career as a software engineer. I still have 2 more years of my degree left. I was wondering which modules should I select to improve my ...
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Next career steps after delivering major success?

I'm an experienced IT professional working in various roles in the industry. About 2 years ago I was hired by Bigcorp in a specific role, head of Devops for one of their products. In this role, I took ...
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Am I betraying myself doing the job I am doing? [closed]

I am a web developer, fullstack, to be honest I prefer frontend, because more "creative", there is styles, design, integration. So what I know about myself is that I like originality, ...
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What career path should a programmer who is not good at coding but still quite analytical follow? [closed]

I got a CS degree, researched a bit and worked almost 2 years as a Django developer in a startup. From these previous experiences I have found out I have the following weaknesses: I may have bad ...
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Suggestions regarding switching Career from Low Code Developer profile to Application Developer

I have overall 7 years of experience in IT. Initially as a Fresher I was trained in Java , J2EE skills but when I got into actual project it was all C# and XSLT based programming... Since I wanted to ...
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Should you quit work as a programmer if you’re slow? [closed]

Ever since I started working as a programmer I have found it pretty difficult. The issue is simply that I can not work at the speed that is expected of me. Everyone else seems to get their code ...
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Should I leave this job while being involved in a project, or should I wait until I finish this project successfully early next year? [closed]

I'm currently working in the adult education field within a non-profit sector, and my employer asked me to be a part of a new project beginning soon. It's a team with only 3 members, and I have a ...
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Is a pure math PhD worth anything in industry?

Note: This question is about pure math PhDs and not applied, and I mean pure as in an area of math which has no current applications outside of mathematics. It could also be broadened to theoretical ...
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Leaving IT for another career - has anyone done it? [closed]

After fifteen plus years of long hours and continuously being available 24x7 in an IT Support role I've come to the conclusion that I'm in need of a change, I just don't know to what. Has anyone made ...
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My IT career so far, need advice to move from Low Code profile to Full stack Developer

#VeryLongPost #MyITCareerSoFar #NeedAdvice Hello everyone!! I am kind of stressed about my career so far in IT and little worried to figure out how my future would be and wanted to share my IT career ...
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I May Drop My Masters In 3rd Year, Would This Be Seen As A Red Flag Trying To Career Switch Into Software Development?

I started my masters in environmental economics in 2018. I was a top student, volunteered on the departmental graduate student group, did professional development, and contributed to the department's ...
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Career choices while working on multiple technology stacks

I'm working for a company in their R&D department. Its not particularly R&D but we have to work on product as per requirements from the partners. My work is related to integration of security ...
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Job description changed after starting the job. How to proceed?

Two months ago I joined a FAANG (Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, Google) company and I was very excited. I have 6+ years of full-stack software experience and I have a master's degree in Computer ...
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Switching companies - having a really hard time in my current company due to the culture and engineering practices

A couple of months ago, I joined a company (1bn+ in revenue) as an entry-level software engineer. I considered myself lucky that I was able to land a good job that paid decent salary midst of a ...
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I want to leave the embedded software field into something less technical day-to-day. Any ideas?

It's not that I wasn't good at it; but after a number of bad experiences working for sweat-shop/"black company" types of businesses on out-dated tech, I'd rather take my career elsewhere due ...
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I am working in an outdated technology, should I move from this to some other new technology?

I am working in MNC company for the past 1.5 years. As this is my my first job, I was asked to work in a support role. And the technology which they are using is outdated which does not have any scope ...
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Embedded Software Engineer jobs in London, UK [closed]

I have a CS degree from a London university, but pursued a computer networking career path rather than programming. After many years, I'm thinking of getting back into programming. More specifically, ...
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What skills do I need to land a job in python domain? [closed]

I am a seasoned java developer with 8 years experience. I want to get into python domain mainly web. What skills should I focus. Also does prior experience matters in python domain that much or I can ...
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How to change job to a programmer [duplicate]

My question is pointed to anyone who changed his/her profession to programing. Of course learning programming is obvious. No doubt. I’m in the middle of online training. I wonder what might be my next ...
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How easy is it to move away from (industrial) research?

I would like to keep this question as least specific as possible, but I have to give a brief insight on my situation to help build the answer. The question put very simply is: How easy it is to get ...
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Going to back to previous employer as Tech Lead

I am a senior software engineer now and I recently joined a new company after 4 years stint at old one where I was promoted.. The reasons for quitting are mainly lack of real development and the toxic ...
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Switching from Frontend (Javascript) to Go Backend Engineer [closed]

I have been predominantly a full stack developer more on the frontend using the javascript stack (React, Node, Typescript), however, I am being hired for a job that will focus more on the backend ...
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How can I find a job in industry that matches my profile? [closed]

Currently, I am doing a postdoc and I would like to move onto industry. I did not network in the past and paid attention to a possible career in industry and now that I have made a decision, I feel I ...
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Is Appian development more or less marketable than .NET development? [closed]

I got my degree in Computer Science two years ago. Since then, I've been working at a very small company doing something unconventional. I spend, at most, 20% of my time doing traditional object-...
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Should I share my source code with new employer? [closed]

I have been working in what could be described as a niche marine sector for the last 12 years. Over the last 5 years, I taught myself how to code in python and a few other languages. Once I became ...
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Are past irrelevant job experiences relevant to add in your resume as a software engineer? [duplicate]

I'm a software developer who has worked professionally for 3 years. Prior to becoming a software engineer, I was working in the banking sector as a banker my work revolved handling customers and doing ...
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I tried to move to a different career track, but I'm back to my old one. What should I put in the CV

I worked as a software engineer since beginning of 2013 in a couple of companies. In 2019 I decided to try my luck in Data Scientist role in a new company (A). I didn't liked it, so - feeling it may ...
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How badly can I expect to be impacted by age discrimination in the workplace? [closed]

I'm currently a 20 year old developer and very happy with my career so far in the UK, however I'm slightly worried about my future as I hear more and more stories about developers who get old and don'...
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Switching from software developer to infosec/pentester [closed]

About a week ago I had a chance to observe the workflow and talk with team of incredibly talented and young hackers, they were pentesting our system and dug up 4 security holes within a day. What I ...
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Is Project/Product Management a good choice when switching career from business (14+ years in Marketing & Sales) to IT? [closed]

I have a bachelor degree in Linguistics, however for the last 14+ years I've been building my career in Marketing & Sales (worked for 1 IT company and 4 non-IT companies). IT technologies are so ...
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How to effectively transition from one career path in which you are highly qualified to another in which you are not? [closed]

Context: From the moment I was born, my family pushed me to pursue a career in the IT industry. My education was dramatically accelerated, and I managed to pick up extensive work experience, highly-...
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Burnout - change industries?

I am a data analyst in the public sector and have been in various guises for the past 8-9 years. I am currently pretty well burnt out in my current role - all motivation has disappeared, work quality ...
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What are some possible temp jobs in the US [closed]

My job is driving me nuts but I haven't been able to quit because I am unable to land another job. I am trying to find alternative solutions besides just quitting and being unemployed as, well, not ...
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Career path for experienced full stack web developer [closed]

Background: I'm self-taught and have worked as a full stack JavaScript developer in small teams/freelance for about 5 years, starting from basic JS projects and picking up skills as required by ...
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Are there lifestyle restrictions if you work for a firm requiring top secret clearance in the US?

I saw a job posting that requires Active DOD Secret Clearance. I was wondering if there are any lifestyle restrictions if I were to work for that company. I like travelling internationally and ...
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How do i justify myself to a prospective employer why I'm quitting a job that i joined two months back?

I'm an indian and i finished my graduation in 2015. Then joined a service based MNC in feb 2016 and worked there for a year and half. I quit the company(Aug 2017) in order to pursue higher studies. ...
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How to decide which path to take? Embedded firmware or software engineering? Or don't decide? [closed]

I have looked far and wide and am confused about the path I am taking from this point forward. My background in short: Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering, May 2018 (the combination of ...
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