Questions tagged [career-switch]

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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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What skills and specializations would make me a good candidate for Robotics field? [closed]

One year ago I graduated as a civil engineer and I don't like this field. I decided to start studying from the beginning again in other university in one of these two fields mechatronics engineering ...
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Feeling bored with software development. Should I change career paths? [closed]

just looking for some advice really as I don't know where to turn. I am currently working for a fairly large tech company, working as an application software engineer. I've been here for a couple of ...
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37 years old with a psychology bachelors and work history in restaurant management [closed]

I have been wanting to change careers from being in the restaurant/hospitality industry for a few years now, but I did not want to choose a new career path without being absolutely sure that I was ...
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Is it advisable for software developers to focus on frameworks like React or Vue? [closed]

As a front end developer just 2 years into my career, I am starting to be confused by the job industry nowadays where the job recruiters are looking for people who had experience with React or Angular ...
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I have wasted 3 starting years of my career. Is there any way to start over? [closed]

When I graduated I got a slightly above average job working on Java Servlet technology. But then I acted on some poor advice from people who were close to me. Although it was a mistake, I listened to ...
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Transition from STEM field into social/management positions

I am approaching the end of my studies and soon will have master’s degree in Electrical Engineering with an emphasis on Computer Engineering (Germany). I am currently thinking about my degree in EE ...
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Should I list a completely different profession in my technical resume? [duplicate]

I was a cook for 5 years but I switched jobs and now I'm a web developer. Should I put this information in my resume along with my experience in tech companies while searching for a job as a web ...
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Adapting a programmer CV to general work?

I worked as an Android Developer for a few years (it was the only work I ever did, from the age of 19 to 23), as such my CV is composed of 3 Android roles and nothing else. Doing this work has ...
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Continue career change after failed trial period

I'm a Software Developer. Recently I realized that teaching/mentoring/supporting is much more of a passion for me. I applied to being a teacher/mentor for software development boot camps (intense 0.5-...
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Rejoining an ex-employer

I am planning to make a switch in my industry i.e. IT industry. If I opt to join the same company from where I had resigned earlier instead of joining a new one, will it make me look desperate or ...
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Removing jobs from my previous career from my resume?

I'm a mid-career professional. About 7 years ago, I changed careers. The two lines of work are both related to technology but have little in common otherwise. Line of work "A": I was laid off ...
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How will joining a company where all works are done in C impact my career as a fresher? [closed]

I currently have an offer from a networking based product company where the work is mostly done in C. Considering C to be almost an obsolete technology now, how will that impact my career? Will I be ...
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not going on a get to know meeting (recruiter)

Recently a recruiter contacted me via linkedin. Telling me "their team had many novelties, and were looking for a software developer in say C#" and was suggesting a meeting of "getting to know each ...
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How can I find work in a new sub-field that I have invented for my profession? [closed]

I know that I am not supposed to be industry or profession specific, so just take the following as an example of this sort of situation. An Example: I call my new sub-field 'Information Programming'. ...
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I've fallen behind on skills growth; how do I recover before I find myself unemployable? [closed]

Summary: I took my current job ten years ago and learned on the job. I lack a formal background and haven't been able to grow new, modern skills -- my job is more focused on getting the current task ...
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Technical writing career from Engineering undergrad [closed]

I'm a third year electronic engineering undergraduate in a fairly good (by international standards) degree program at one of the top universities in my country, South Africa. I originally wanted to ...
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Artificial intelligence career after mathematical physics master's program [closed]

I am soon finishing my master's program in theoretical physics. Half of the courses I took were in pure mathematics (from algebraic topology to category theory), and my thesis is between physics and ...
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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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