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What is the impact of taking a job in a less prestigious field? [closed]

I am working for aerospace place right now but it's inconsistent work, I got offered a position in a less prestigious area(agriculture) with somewhat similar work but in a different domain/application....
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advice for a help desk guy trying to break into software development

I work at my company's IT helpdesk, was just rejected from an internal position (entry level C# dev) because I do not have, according to them "hard skills" But, I have already worked pretty ...
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How to start over due to disability preventing me working in my past role

I was a computer programmer for several decades. After a stroke and additional health problems, I am no longer able to continue. Specifically, I have aphasia, diminished use of one hand, and my ...
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What high paying low competition jobs/fields can a recent grad in electrical engineering go into? [closed]

After two years of applying I haven't gotten any job offers despite having a high GPA. What are some industries that guarantee high paying jobs that are easy to transition to with my background? I don'...
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What are the best answers to the interview question "why are you choosing to return to this role/work?" when re-entering after taking a break? [closed]

Update - I've edited the question to serve the broader community. New here and please excuse me for the initial rookie errors. I'm re-entering corporate full-time workforce after ~4 years of taking a ...
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Career gaps and not worked for more than 1 to 1.5 years in any company. Plus I need to switch career

I really need help on this. My resume has some around 2 career breaks, also, I have around 6years work experience in 4 companies. I have seen a couple of HRs and managers, question my stability. How ...
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Is transition into consultancy a one way street?

I am considering a transition from a manager position in a big multinational life science company to a senior manager level position in a consultancy firm, again a big multinational company that is ...
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How can I stay relevant in the Network Engineering space if I took a 2 year gap?

I’m 23 and have just finished a network engineering apprenticeship where I have 3 years professional experience along side a Bsc degree. This was completed in the UK. I also have CCNA Routing and ...
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Getting back into Software Engineering after an almost 2 year hiatus

I’m a 33 year old software engineer from Chile, and I’m also a professional rugby player (since 2020) and I’ve represented my country for the past 8 years and just recently competed in the Rugby World ...
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My journey learning programming. Looking for guidance ~ where do I go from here? [closed]

I started to learn to programming sometime in May about 4 months ago, I had tried to learn before, but this time was with real college courses. I feel like this is the perfect career for me, but I ...
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How do I ask to switch teams?

For context, I am an engineer in the US for a small (<100 people) sized company and am in my mid-career, so it is theoretically possible for me to pivot roles. I am on a team of <20 people in a ...
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Can I start an IT career after the age of 30?

My age is 30+, currently I'm doing a non IT job but I want to switch to software testing field. I'm learning manual testing along with api testing. Is it really possible to start as a fresher now? ...
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Switching careers/roles with overlapping backgrounds - how to determine reasonable seniority level

I have a simple question I haven't been able to find much advice on. Imagine I want to switch careers or roles within my sector as an experienced professional. There's a big overlap between the ...
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Leaving a job to do postdoc

I have recently graduated with my PhD in chemistry and have joined as an application scientist in a material analysis instrumentation company in India. The main role in this job is assisting the sales ...
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Is it good to indicate I'm looking for a job in a LinkedIn post?

I'm working as Instructional Designer in country A, I changed my location at LinkedIn to country B since I want to relocate and work there. Also not to forget that I aim for a career change. Is it ...
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Handle a career switch to Software Engineering, most likely starting as Junior, while keeping the same salary

After 8 years in the same company in a role growing from helpdesk to software support to project management, I recently found out I really like programming and decided I would spend the rest of my ...
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How to describe professional software development experience if I can't share my code as per company policy

I'm seeking some career advice on getting into software engineering. My academic background is in EE and I'm currently in QA testing. I'm working with my employer's client, which is a major tech ...
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How do you resign from a trainee scheme in a way which minimizes the impact on your career?

Essentially, I am planning on resigning from my graduate scheme as I want to focus more on my masters which can be done on a part-time basis. Ultimately, I want to pursue a career in a different field....
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Junior Software Developer Looking for Career Advice due to Worry of Job Security with AI

I am a recent computer science graduate turned junior full stack engineer working his first year in Software Development. I am liking my job currently and do not plan to leave but I have been hearing ...
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Could you share your opinion / experience with career coaches? [closed]

My background I am a (former) molecular life scientist (non-US Ph.D). I have early understood that I have no chance of competing for professorial position, but, owing to strained circumstances, was ...
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The dilemma of a high-paid junior [closed]

I have 2 years of experience and 1.5 years of research experience. I currently have a dilemma that the job I'm in now is paying me above industry standard (but within the company, my skills are still ...
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How do I explain my unfinished Master's in a field I don't want to be in?

I got a BS in applied math & cs in 2020, then got laid off from my IT job due to a pandemic budget cut. After 6 months of not being able to find a job, I decided to try something new and applied ...
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Becoming Software Engineer from non-Tech background [closed]

Currently a Tech Recruiter with a Bachelors in Human Resources. I have signed up for a Node.js full stack bootcamp via Udemy. Has anyone experienced a bootcamp as a limiting factor later in their ...
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Jumping ship in this economy? [closed]

There may not be a clear cut answer here, but this situation has been weighing down on me for some time and I would love to hear unbiased opinions other than my friends and family. Brief Overview I am ...
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How to answer HR question, "Why did I leave my latest company after 7 years"?

I worked as a software engineer in a big internet company for 7 years in total. For the first 6 years, I had been working at the department of desktop applications. I really loved working there. ...
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Non-web dev jobs, especially for someone well past college age

I'm basically the target market for a lot of bootcamps: I'll be 40 this year, I don't have a CS (or any) degree, and I'd like to switch over to coding. I enjoy what programming I have done (I've got ...
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How to transition from front-end to back-end as a developer? [closed]

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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I am 6 months into a junior software position but still can't code well; should I quit?

I am a fresh 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. 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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