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Questions tagged [career-switch]

Questions relating to changing one's career path

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Switching career from Technical Writing to Web Development [on hold]

I have been working as a tech writer for a couple of years. Along with writing about software and hardware products, I manage the design and development of the documentation site. I am comfortable ...
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I got hired for backend but landed with frontend. Do I need to quit? [closed]

I was a fresher got a job in a software company. At the time of hiring they told me that they will assign projects of PHP and backend process. Initially there was a 3-month training which included ...
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How to make skills assessment fair? [closed]

I have been experiencing a hard time tracking my work records. This leads to difficulties in assessing my skills over the time by myself, by current employer, or prospective employers. Over the time,...
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Loved my work place now I kinda Hate it - Is it time to leave? Would it hurt my carrer if I stay? [closed]

To start I work in a multinational company which owns a bunch of other small companies in such a way they only serve one purpose, like IT. I started as a Trainee on the corporate finance department, ...
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Joined a new company but not yet received the offer letter yet

I have already joined the new company and have been working for the past 10 days but I haven't received any offer letter or salary breakage slip yet. Is it better to quit the job or continue. I don't ...
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Low level programming career path without electrical engineering knowledge [closed]

I would like to ask you, is that possible to get a job in low level programming area without electrical engineering knowledge? Some background: I am working as Java developer / architect since 14 ...
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Quickest path to employment given current qualifications, experience and circumstances [closed]

Challenge: find work within 3 months (NYC based, no work authorization needed). Conditions: Need one week-day off a week that I can make up with remote commitment on the weekend. Reason: I'm a Math ...
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Difficulies switching career from Java to Python; how can I land offers for this new role? [closed]

I have few years of experience as a senior java team leader, but now I have finished my master's degree in AI and I would like to work in this field (with python). I have no commercial experience in ...
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How much could an intern who worked at 4 different companies know about a particular job? [closed]

Recently I saw an online jobs profile who is worked as an intern in world TOP companies. This guy started for his own company after working for 12 months in four different companies like Facebook, ...
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Ditching my old skillset while changing jobs in the same field

Background My formal training was generic (Systems, Dev, Project Management) - no particular expertise, just "good enough" to start and learn on the job. I started off as an ops guy in a small ...
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2 days overlap in my job - india

Please help me. I have 2 days overlap in my job. 1st company - Date of exit 26th July 2018 2nd company - Date of Joining 25th July 2018. I am unable to transfer my PF. I requested me previous ...
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Clearance and prior termination

Here’s my situation: I briefly left software work for another career in academia and am looking to return to software work. The company I have an offer from requires me to get a public trust clearance ...
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Should I leave my high-stress, high-paying engineering job for a teaching position? [closed]

Some background first: I'm an engineering graduate but I don't enjoy it (Family, culture, economy made me chose it). Previously, I've worked as an engineer at another company for a year. I liked the ...
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How can I help a software developer gain skills *outside* of software development?

Our company is a small SaaS shop with a small team of in-house software developers. We take professional growth very seriously. I talk to each of the developers that I manage about personal learning ...
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1.7 years experience but I have 1 arrear [closed]

I have been working in datastage for 1.7 years and I have planned to switch to other company due to my salary being an issue. However, I have 1 arrear (backlog) currently, meaning that I have failed ...
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Change of career, Teacher to Data Scientist. What aspects should I consider? [closed]

I am currently thinking of making a change in my career. After graduating with a first class masters degree in Maths, from a Russel Group University, I went in to teaching and completed a teaching ...
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What position should I include as my professional position in my resume?

I am professionally a Software Engineer. I used to work as an associate software engineer for a company two years. And Since three months I am working as a software engineer for another company. Now I ...
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Can employer require me learn a new technology that I have no interest to learn?

I was hired some time ago to work in a consulting company in the AWS team (Amazon cloud). Now they want to expand to other cloud providers namely Azure (Microsoft Cloud) and want me to learn and get ...
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How to transition from industrial engineering to data science? [closed]

I am currently a senior student studying industrial engineering at a university that has both incredible industrial engineering and computer science departments. Over the last 4 years, I have taken ...
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Is lack of degree in quantitative science a problem when applying for jobs in advanced analytics?

I have an advanced degree in a field, which is only to some - limited - extent quantitative. I've learnt a bit of programming on my own and have had an opportunity to use it professionally already, ...
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Mechanical Engineer looking go back to Mechanical Engineering

This is my first post here and so I apologize if this is mistakenly posted here. Background: I graduated in May of 2016 with a bachelors in Mechanical Engineering. I accepted an offer for a ...
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What, exactly, is required to become a construction manager? [closed]

Does one need experience as a laborer, such as a carpenter, to become a construction manager in addition to a bachelor's degree in construction management, or is the bachelor's degree, along with some ...
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Career development - next step as a developer [closed]

Hope this is the place to ask this (from the description seem so); if is not can you pls. point me in the right direction? The question is rather personal but I guess other people may benefit from an ...
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Career path for junior developer with a maths degree [closed]

I'm a junior developer working a Microsoft (.NET) role and have been since graduating from my mathematics degree (currently, a little over 6 months). I took this position to gain some experience ...
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Business intelligence or software development [closed]

I am working as software developer with one year experience. My tech stacks are: JS, ES6, Angular, React, Node, Linux. I am very much passionate about Opensource, Mac, linux, web development, ...
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How to make a career shift to less stress with a Developer background? [closed]

How can I make a career shift from being a software developer to something less stressful without completely disregarding my background and skills? Some details: I've been working as a software ...
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What differences do people notice about career changers Vs 'native' CS/softw engr pros in terms of abilities related to work? [closed]

I would like to start a career in CS/software engineering; my background is in math and finance.
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Fired for third time from a software development job. What to do?

Today I was fired from a software company.. for the 3rd time in 1.5 years. Needless to say I feel like I reached bottom and it's impossible to get out without changing career. Should I change a career?...
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Unskilled work requiring skilled people [closed]

Let's say someone has knowledge (and diplomas) in academic disciplines (philosophy, fundamental mathematics, fundamental computer science or anything that may not be directly useful outside a research ...
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Transition from almost 6 years of QA to Software Development [closed]

My journey into the IT industry is no different than many. I have learnt my part of Quality assurance and testing, but somehow my interests align more with constructing software than testing them. I ...
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Switching technology at peak of your career - Things to consider while making a choice [closed]

I am an expert in an obsolete technology which is still being used at few places. I would like to learn something new and change my career path. How to make sure all my years of experience in ...
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New employer is delaying the Job offer which needs work visa

I was interviewed four months back and offered a work contract two months ago. This job requires me to migrate to a European country. Initial date of joining was 1st of September. When I am serving my ...
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How to overcome a career switch slip [closed]

As a SDE I am looking to motivate the company to make an investment in the areas I am good at. Is there any strategy I can follow to accomplish that? Inspired in this article I believe I could start ...
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How to switch roles when your expertise is in a certain field [closed]

I am a developer with expertise in Qt GUIs. I was assigned to it when I was a fresher in a different company. But overtime I've started to hate working on the technology. The reason simply being ...
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Is it career-killing to change field at 30? [closed]

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 ...
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How to change current job? [closed]

I have a full time job - not bad. But I am getting bored and I am almost getting convinced everyday that it is time to quit. I am a very passionate programmer. At the job that I am working on, it is ...
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Career Advice to move away from QA [closed]

I need a career advice very badly. About Myself: I have software test automation (QA) experience for more than 10 years. I am also in a good job with decent salary. However I have been trying to ...
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Software engineer role in a manufacturing firm vs in a software consulting/outsourcing firm? [closed]

I currently work in a large consulting firm, doing software development for big clients. I'm recently offered a job as an automation engineer (software) in a large hardware manufacturing firm in ...
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How do I explain to my manager that I am searching/found a new job at another company? [duplicate]

I have been working as an R&D Engineer at Company A for a year now and have decided to start looking for new employment opportunities due to financial reasons. Company A has given me a ton of ...
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Is moving from the role “software engineer” to “Android Developer” considered as a career path/ job degradation? [closed]

I am currently working as a junior software engineer, engaging in multiple fields including Java, Android and web programming. Recently I got a job offer for an "Android Developer" with a better ...
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How to approach an employer knowing you'll likely burn a bridge [duplicate]

So, my work history is winding. I have worked at 1 job for 3 years as an entry level position. Last year I graduated college and moved into the field I got a degree in. I kept my job at the company in ...
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Can i change my Job field [closed]

I am currently working as Software Developer(1.4 years of exp) in Data Science field for a MNC company in India and my current role is Data Scientist for a client project. I don't like this project ...
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Supervisor without relevant technical knowledge does not communicate project objectives clearly

I've just changed career from academia (PhD in Mathematics + postdoc in machine learning) to industry. I got fired from two jobs because of communication issues with my supervisors. My previous job ...
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How should I tell the networking company I was a paid intern at that I'm suddenly interviewing for a programming job?

It seems like I'm all set for being accepted into a full time position following an internship at a major IT firm in my hometown (specialized in networking). Although I always expressed my interest in ...
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How should one present a challenging life/career period in their job application materials?

The last few years of my life have been challenging. I've had a parent with substance abuse issues, and my attempt at a game designer career didn't pan out as I hoped. I've since pivoted to focus on ...
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I handed in my notice after received a verbal job offer [duplicate]

I realise that I have done something stupid. After three rounds of interviews, I was offered a job over the phone. I was thrilled and excited as this is my dream job and I made a LOT of efforts in ...
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How to apply for a job when you already have one [duplicate]

My friend who had spent four months working as a BA, hated it and started applying for a new job on seek. A week later he was called into HR office and asked if he was still interested in his current ...
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Switching from employment to pseudo self employment - what is an equal salary in Austria/Germany [closed]

I have the opportunity to switch from my current position as senior web developer (Austria) to being pseudo self employed (I'll work for one client only) with all the pros and cons, like no more ...
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Ask HR for advice on when to switch roles [closed]

I currently work full time in a field (structured finance) in which I'm not interested in staying. However, my long-term goal is to get into quantitative investment management. Recently a recruiter ...
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How to avoid second-hand cigarette smoke in new job? [duplicate]

I just started a new paralegal job, which I'm really excited about. This represents a career change for me. But I have a big problem. I work closely with one person, let's call her J. When I went ...