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Here is how you make everyone happy, make the referral and state exactly what you said here: "He studied computer science in school, has internship experience in software, and did research." "I did not study computer science and have no software experience (I studied English). I can't vouch for his technical skills objectively". Did he apply already or ...


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"I know that I thrive in situations where I have a managing/coordinating/organizing role" If you stick around for a while and also bare with boring tasks as well and gather enough overview/experience, working your way up (junior-> senior -> lead), you could later look into consulting/management. Given that you are around 30 there will be still a road ...


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Any time a person is planning the next step in their career, the advise is generally the same (even if you're switching industries or jobs): Determine your ultimate goal. You want a career in cybersecurity. Check off this step. Determine your next step to reach that goal. You've correctly identified that you likely won't be hired into a high level position ...


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Now, I don't know what to say to future employers / how to portray myself in the best possible light. Simply write about what you did - and think of positive adjectives. Were you left to work alone on fixing problems? Then you "prioritised and fulfilled tasks independently". Did you talk to customers directly? Then you probably "coordinated with customers ...


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Short answer: Yes. Raise it with your manager, they can then determine how to proceed and with whom. Firstly, if you were to get fired for reporting something that someone else already knows about that has been around for two years, then you probably have bigger issues to worry about in that organisation. Now that's out of the way, I would suggest you ...


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I don't think you are "too old" to find a "stable position" in the IT industry - it sounds like you already found one: you landed the job, passed probation, and your colleagues like you. In the meantime, you've recognized your gaps, and have been working hard to improve. That sounds like you have found and are succeeding at a stable position to me. No one ...


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So, your first answer is that you straight-up aren't as good as a developer who's had three years of standard experience (startup or otherwise). "Junior-level" often means as much as five years. You haven't had more senior developers hanging over your shoulder explaining what you're doing wrong, you haven't been exposed to other people's code, you haven't ...


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Not sure I'm the best there is to answer this as I'm a ripely aged 31 right now. However, on with it. First up, getting bored when getting stuck is not not-normal (-- === +). I get bored. I also get stuck. Sometimes they're related. Mainly I find boredom with/when coding has a few reasons (for me): the project is boring (no matter the challenge in the ...


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So you were fresh out of the university and you were unable to build a viable app on your own? That is pretty standard. Things like project management, ui design, ui implementation, database design, architecture, etc... are all viable skills. Most people are really good at one or two, okay at three or four of them and then horrific at others. Coming ...


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First of all your career is never ruined, but it might take an extra step to reach the position you want to. If that is an IT company, make sure you know exactly what you want to do in an 'IT Company' and start doing projects in that direction. What I have seen with other people in similar positions is switching to consultancy, contract work or temporary ...


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Before fixing the problem this should be discussed with a manager or the (key-)users of these numbers, depending on the business. Fixing the problem without informing the people that use those numbers might have a negative impact on the business. Either it will be seen as a bug even though it technically was a bug until now. But the users just see "...


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You asked, What should I do now for switching First, you need to decide: What do you want to switch to? What is your dream job? What kind of work do you want to do, and for what kind of company? Many people who complain, my career is ruined! I don't have the skills to get a job! are really just either not looking for the right next job, or they're not ...


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First off, being bored and in a rut, especially for a longer time can cause some serious mental health issues. You're addressing this by asking this question so it's a good start. But be aware of how you're feeling outside of work. If you're taking the stress and boredom home. You might want to talk to a professional, just to help you decompress and keep ...


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You're just getting started in your lifetime career. You will get through this rough patch, so don't give up. Is "something wrong with you?" No! You're obviously highly capable of creating code. You mention that you like working with people. It's excellent you have figured this out about yourself. How can you develop this talent? Here are some ideas: ...


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