Questions tagged [career-switch]

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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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Would like to progress in my company, but afraid of the consequences

I am in this situation: I am doing this job in a company that has no progress path as it's become evident for me, so, I would like to start looking for other jobs that suit my qualifications better ...
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Is it wise to leave in my current situation? [closed]

I am going back to university for a part time masters in computer science, with hopes of moving to the software field. My initial plan was to study in my own time while working and studying part-time, ...
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Does it have any value getting a PhD in engineering after 45? [closed]

I am talking about academia and research. Suppose, a person doesn't have either professional or academic credentials or experiences. Suddenly he decides to study engineering because he wants to ...
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Career shift in finance. Seeking guidance (non-finance welcomed)

I'm in my mid-30's. Currently I work as an investment specialist at a brokerage firm based in St. Louis. The pay and benefits are enough for me and my wife to make an average living for now, but not ...
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Is it acceptable to apply to graduate positions as a professional in a related field?

I am an electronics design engineer with 3 1/2 years experience mainly focussed on circuit design at the PCB level who is interested in getting into digital design/VHDL. There is a fair amount of ...
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Senior Planning Manager - What's Next?

My next opportunity is long overdue, but I still can't figure out the right move. I have spent my entire career (9 years) working for a brand that has changed ownership 3 times in the past 3 years. I ...
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Choice between front-end developer or business analyst role?

I completed a degree in computer science mixed with business management and have 7 months experience as a front-end developer, I've enjoyed it but sometimes get quite overwhelmed. I think I doubt my ...
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Can I file for unemployment if my new employer tries to change my already signed offer letter, due to Covid-19?

I received a job offer in writing on March 31st with a "tentative" start date of May 1st. They put a tiny clause in there that the start date was subject to review due to coronavirus complications. I ...
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How can I transition to a more technical role without sacrificing salary?

I've been working in roles between IT and business for around 10 years - the time after graduating. These include project manager, product owner for applications, business analyst and similar roles. I'...
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Negotiating improvement on lower salary than market

Context After graduating and finishing a good apprenticeship of 2 years where i ended up being in charge of a refactoring project (I started as a software engineer and became project lead), I stayed ...
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Are internships useful for a career switch?

Suppose that someone in their 30s seeks a career switch. Perhaps they have worked in science/academia before and are looking to get into programming or something else for which their skills overlap ...
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What are the jobs where a technical background can be a leverage but you do not do the actual nitty-gritty technical work?

I have a degree in electrical and electronics engineering. I have 3 years of working experience in total. My previous job of 2 years had 50/50 programming and engineering work. However, I'm currently ...
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Switching from product management to engineering

I'm hoping someone will read and give me some advice. I started my career as an engineer after I finished my master's in computer science in Germany. I worked as a software engineer doing computer ...
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Career dilemma for a 32 year old windows Desktop SE

Currently, I am "Senior SE" in a manufacturing equipment company. I do C#,WCF WPF, C(PLC) for desktop and to control hardware. Previously exposed to C++, ABAP, Java etc. But not in depth. I am like ...
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Wrong project or wrong attitude? [closed]

I'm a middle java developer. Current situation at work frustrates me, but I can't understand if I'm too demanding (or lazy?), or conditions are really bad, so I'd be very grateful for an unbiased ...
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How to avoid getting bored and demotivated as a software engineer? Bored 5 months into job, bored of other job opportunities, bored of hacks etc [closed]

I started a new job just 6 months ago as a software developer. It is not the most interesting topic, but the work itself used to engage me. And objectively nothing has changed, but I find it hard to ...
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Career Advice. 14+ yrs expr as .Net Dev. Looking for new things

I am a .net Dev with 14+ yrs of experience primarily in C#,ASP.NET Web forms, MCV, Winforms, WPF, SQL, WCF. I wanted to get into integration and B2B and wanted to know what to learn to remain ...
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Working in the software industry does not seem rewarding anymore

I was always an ambitious, jack-of-all-master-of-none kid with above average skills and interest in technical topics. Working for the software industry was always looked upon from where I grew up and ...
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What are engineering career paths for the software developers or architects? [closed]

What are engineering career paths for the software developers and architects? I am quite confused. Software teams have no managers, leads and chief engineer positions - today everything is agile, ...
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Should I change my decision to stay current organisation after dropping resignation [closed]

I am in a quandary right now. I have a work experience of 3 years. The work experience in the current company, for namesake let this company be "A" is 1 year. Due to poor appraisal and difficult ...
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How to handle abrupt change to development criteria?

I am a full stack developer having around 6 years of experience with web technologies mostly in LAMP and MEAN stack. I recently switched to a product based company. During the interview process and ...
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A Lisp programmer trying to get in the software industry- how to move forward? [closed]

I went to university but I didn't finish my degree. Eventually, I discovered programming. I started with the classic textbook "Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs". So, I am comfortable ...
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Does Software engineering experience matter when looking for data engineering job [closed]

I'm currently working as a software engineer. I am in the fourth year of my studies, so I have one more year left. I would like to work in the area of data engineering, not sure what exactly whether ...
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Customer is offering me to switch to his company

I'm working at an IT service provider. The job is fine, and I would consider my payment as quite good. In the past months I have been mainly working for a single customer. By my colleagues and ...
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How to start pursuing a “developer” path? [closed]

I am currently looking at possibilities to doing developer type jobs but I realize I dont really have a real "portfolio" per se, so I was thinking of what projects I can do to demonstrate my skills. ...
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Career Change: Moving out of Software Development

After twelve years working as a software engineer at two different companies (in the UK), I am starting to feel that I no longer want to continue in this line of work. The main reason being the amount ...
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Career Crossroads - Fat Salary or Invaluable Experience? [closed]

I'm at an interesting crossroads in my IT career so far and am seeking some genuine advice from people who bring a fresh perspective or who may have dealt with a similar situation in their own life. ...
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Preparing Pitch statement for management company

I am final year PhD student and going to my first job fair. I want to ask couple of things 1) I have been assigned a consultant company by the organizers of the job fair. My background is related to ...
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How to properly switch from engineering to IT [closed]

I am a 25 years old engineer (my major is in optical science), I've been working for two years in a big company but it really doesn't suit me so I would like to switch to being a programmer/IT ...
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Kickstarting halted career at 42 [closed]

I am jobless. 10 months ago, I was a Technical Project Manager for a brief stint. Prior to that I was into Java web application development working with various frameworks like Struts,Spring,Hibernate,...

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