Questions tagged [career-switch]

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Help Finding Resources for a Career Mentor (WP/Web Development) [closed]

I am a junior-level WordPress/web developer in Northeast Massachusetts who is in some desperate need of some career guidance and mentorship. Where can I find a resource to help me find a ...
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What if I really am incompetent? [closed]

I think I am incompetent. I've been fired from the last 4 jobs I've held, although in same cases, they said that it was a layoff or they cancelled the contract, so I could collect unemployment. ...
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Advice to get my foot in the door as a software developer

Im a recent computer sciences graduate. I picked up an IT job as soon as I got out of university because I needed a job. However its now been around 6 months and Im starting to feel like I need to ...
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Switching career from firmware engineer to hardware engineer. Is it possible?

I am graduated as an Electronic Engineer (mostly digital) by less than a year, I am passionate about electronics since forever, make it working, so nowadays also firmware shall be known, and by ...
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How to ask my boss to switch from a fixed-term to a remote working position?

I am working in this company for almost a year, and I am a web developer. First they hired me because they needed someone working with embedded software (a totally different branch in ICT) but then I ...
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how to prepare a negotiation with my boss as I want a lateral movement

I started in my current job 6 years ago. First as software developer then I changed to part time system administrator and time later I became FTE system administrator. In total, as of lately, I spent ...
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How to say “I quit” without the negative connotation? [closed]

I’ve never truly left a company before by my own initiation. My previous job ended when the company was downsized, while the job before that had an expected end date as part of an internship program. ...
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If I refuse an offer does that place me at a disadvantage if I apply to that company again? [duplicate]

I am slightly concerned about applying to multiple companies at one time, not only because of the time consuming process, having to take leave for interviews etc., but also for the impact it may have ...
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Mention desire for career change to boss?

I'm considering a total shift in my career from IT to non-profit management. I've informed my boss that I'm want to go graduate school and to do this I'd like to go from full-time to part-time in the ...
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How Can I Talk Myself Into A Career Change? [closed]

I've run into crossroads in my career life. After working hard, pulling myself up by my bootstraps and finding something that worked career-wise for me in software development, I still get pulled ...
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How to evaluate career options when you feel that your are stuck (in the role of software engineer in a corporation) [closed]

EDIT: How can I evaluate my options in a realistic way? What are the factors that I should consider? I feel that I am in a mid life crisis, as many others.. I work for a corporation as software ...
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Is role experience more important than industry experience? [closed]

I understand that there have been many questions on this site asking what to do if someone is not enjoying their job, and I'd like to stress that is a different scenario. Since leaving university I ...
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Career Advice: Should I leave my current team or wait for promotion? [closed]

I have been working for this company for about 11 months now. Everything is going well, however feel undervalued with regards to my salary. About 4 months ago I was passed up for a position with a ...
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How would references from controversial activist organizations impact job/graduate applications?

I would like advice for submitting references from nonprofits to scientific institutions. No need for individualized advice. My background is here but I'm curious about the general question. I work ...
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Will your past job experience limit your future career opportunities? [closed]

Let's say you've decided to move into a non-legal career after years of working as an assistant in a law firm. How will the hypothetical employer evaluate your application on the ground that you lack ...
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How overcome lack of experience in native tools [closed]

I'm in the beginning process of looking for something new in my career. I am a ios/android engineer with about 3 years experience in mobile development and I think I've really rocked out my first few ...
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How to change career path [closed]

I am currently a software developer with 2 years of experience but am looking to change careers to QA or Functional Analysis. However, all of the job openings I find require some kind of certification ...
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How to ask for experience without switching jobs? [closed]

I'm a Computer Science major, working as a programmer. I'm also finishing an MBA, and would like to gain some experience in that direction: management/human resources/business development. I've ...
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I'm a Graphic Designer, but I am applying for a new job, keep resume the same?

I have been a Graphic Designer for the past 14 years, and self employed for the past 5 years, I am applying for new jobs in different areas, nothing to do with Graphic Design, some of the jobs I am ...
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Career change but utilize current education and experience [closed]

Apologies if I sound absurd, I will try my best to be concise. I have completed my Bachelor of Engg.(Computers) and I have an experience of 9 years as a developer(Java, RDBMS, MongoDB, bit of Linux ...
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Switching from Applied Math to Computer Science . Your advice? [closed]

My questions are for people who are familiar with the job market in both Canada and the US. However, other people are welcome to answer as well . My questions are the following: For those of you who ...
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Using graphics in a resume for a UI/UX design position [duplicate]

I am a front end developer and want to apply for the post of UI/UX designer post. I would like to include graphics in my CV. As I have seen use of graphics only in the CV of graphic designers. As it ...
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How to find out if a company follows best practices in development? [duplicate]

I've been on Stack Overflow and Code Review for some time and I admire people who help there and provide amazing code reviews. I myself have also quite a bit of experience. Unfortunately to meet and ...
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Strategies for older people to get interviews for junior positions

The general question Do older people (> 40 years) who have successfully retrained as developers stand any chance to be interviewed for junior level positions, and if so, how do they maximize their ...
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Confused regarding android project [closed]

I am a software developer with 1.2 years of experience in front end development (Microsoft technology stack). My motto is to do code but as I had done a course in web designing & development so my ...
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Is there any problem with my saying about the leaving reason for current company in an interview (career change)?

I am planning on changing my career to internet industry (server-side development work). Actually my career changing reason is lots of challenges , chances and good career development in internet ...
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Switching careers from Web Development to Front End Developer [closed]

In 2011 I got my first (and last) Web Developer job, which I kept for around 3 years. During this time I was going through some personal stuff, that made me very depressed and the fact that web ...
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What is the most efficient way for someone with a B.A. to get into the tech industry? [closed]

I have a Bachelor's of Arts in Creative writing and would like to have the sort of opportunities available to people with BSc in Computer Science. Database development, software development, network ...
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Deciding on a career path in IT [closed]

I'm in a situation I find pretty typical for a lot of my friends right after they graduate and work for a year or two. I'm a junior developer and for the most part I like my job a lot. However, I have ...
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How to land your first Front-End Developer Role? [closed]

I'm looking to nail my first Junior Front-End Developer role in Sydney. When speaking with recruiters the most common questions I get asked? Do you have any industry experience? What industry are ...
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How to career transition to new software development stack without taking massive step backwards [duplicate]

I'm in a bit of a jam career-wise. I'm afraid if I don't take some aggressive actions, I'll be one of those thirty-year veterans who can't get a job in their early fifties. And I'm sure there are ...
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Career Path for Developers [closed]

I'm a developer for more than a year now. I'm pretty happy with what I'm doing at the moment, especially when I get to accomplish challenging tasks. But as a general observation, I can see that ...
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Declining a full-time offer and asking for a part-time position?

I have received an full time offer from a prestigious hospital for registered nurse position. I recently changed my long term career goals and decided to pursue medical school/doctor position. However,...
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Negotiation on counter offer [closed]

I have got an good offer from an organization so I resigned, but now my current employer is giving me a counter offer with similar raise but after 2 months and an onsite opportunity which is not there ...
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Is the right move to stay and search or leave and search (considering my level of experience) at this failing workplace? [closed]

My current developer role is the first corporate developer role I have ever landed (I was previously in another career, but left that career due to safety concerns then taught myself programming and ...
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How to approach candidate's career change during interview

As an interviewer, what is the appropriate way to address a candidate's change of career. For example, a software engineer with a CV containing relevant experience and in the "other" section, points ...
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How to address “what will you be doing in 5-10 years” when you are near “retirement age?”

I am 67 and will start looking for a job soon. I was in an executive coordinator and now I have a Masters in Social Work; at age 62. I am afraid of not finding a good job because of my age. I am ...
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Being a company's only web person, how should I expect to be treated? [closed]

Thanks for taking the time to potentially help me here. Even if you're not a web designer/developer I think you might be able to offer some advice. I used to work at an ad agency as a webmaster, but ...
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How to identify career

I've been a software engineer with an advanced degree and more than 10 yrs of experience across some fairly big names in the industry. However, I dont always feel good about what I am doing. I feel I ...
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How to move from technical to executive role? [closed]

Consider generic programmer Bob. He starts out with a CS degree from a good university, works as a programmer for a few years, moves up to team lead, and decides he wants to get more involved in the ...
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Degree in one area, applying for a job in another

When looking at job postings for Software Developers, I often notice one peculiar requirement in some of the postings: a degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering or related field. Am ...
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Is it ok to not put job history in my resume? [duplicate]

After I graduated from a university, I had one job for 18 months and quit it 2 months ago. Since I left on bad terms with the management of the company, if a prospective employer somehow contacted my ...
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How much weight is given to self-taught programming skills? [closed]

I was an "IT drone" for about 14 years (tech support, then systems admin). I taught myself how to program, at first just to automate some of my work, then later producing some in-house applications ...
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My boss is not allowing student employees anymore [closed]

I'm a full time worker, in retail. It's really more like thrift...anyways, we're always short on people in my area-- which is, being a cashier. It's pretty stressful dealing with customers but at ...
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How do I tell my boss I don't want to keep working extra?

A year ago, I applied for a position that would have been a promotion for me within my company. I didn't get the job, but I was asked if I would be willing to fill in from time to time when some of ...
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Career switch to programming [closed]

I am working on Digital Marketing platform for 2.5 years, aged 25 and willing to jump into software development(specifically Android and has some hands on experience in Android development.) My ...
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Would a short term job in different industry permanently harm my web dev career?

Let me start with a little bit of background to make you understand the problem better: I am currently working as a freelance web designer. It is going okay right now but I would prefer working full ...
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Game programming career [closed]

I worked last year into 3d games and participated into two titles sports simulation, did some stuff like sounds, skid marks,..etc. I'm into the way of getting fired soon, tasks getting hard and I ...
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Should I emphasize my non-traditional career path in a cover letter?

I have an unconventional career path from management to engineering, which is considered backwards to traditional, when a person first gets hired for sort of junior engineering position and then grows ...
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How far do I show interest in a different position within my company?

I have been working at my company as a developer/engineer for about a year now, and over that time I have developed skills in mobile development while working on a project for this position. Recently,...