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Is transition into consultancy a one way street?

You're not becoming a consultant, you're moving from one manager position to another manager position. This doesn't affect your career options much at all.
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Do I have to sign a new offer letter after working almost three months?

They can fire you at the drop of a hat. If they want you to fill in this position, it looks like they don't need you in the position you have now. I think you can look at it this way: You are already ...
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Do I have to sign a new offer letter after working almost three months?

Don't take advice from any of the other answers. Talk to a lawyer. The other answers aren't even wrong; especially in pointing out that your company can fire you any time, and that you're basically ...
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Do I have to sign a new offer letter after working almost three months?

In California, the relationship of employer and employee is generally “at will.” This means that, without an employment contract, the employer or the employee can terminate the employment relationship ...
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Is transition into consultancy a one way street?

In addition to Kilisi's entirely correct answer -- management is management, especially within the same industry -- even moving to true consultancy is not a one-way street. I've seen consultants hired ...
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Is transition into consultancy a one way street?

No, it is not a one-way street. I have a bunch of consultants in my circles and there are several who have moved from consulting into non-consulting positions. Often at former client companies. As ...
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How to start over due to disability preventing me working in my past role

Decided this was an answer... Whoever you wind up working for is going to know that you need adaptive technology. You don't have to specify why, but there's nothing wrong with saying that you have ...
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advice for a help desk guy trying to break into software development

What are my technical weaknesses? The position is a C# entry level job. So, you have at least 2 weaknesses: You don't have any classroom (educational) training with C# based on your post. You don't ...
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Do I have to sign a new offer letter after working almost three months?

Is it legal for your boss to try to force you to sign a different offer letter with a pay cut and after working almost three months. It's legal for your employer to ask you to sign the new letter. ...
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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

You need to convince the hiring manager that you won't be someone who is going to leave after a year; the only way you can do that is to explain why those career breaks and switches happened. That ...
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How to start over due to disability preventing me working in my past role

keshlam gave a great answer, and I wanted to type something here as the I think the perspective of the OP is a bit off. Old_Lamplighter: You can still be a very productive and valuable member of the ...
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How to start over due to disability preventing me working in my past role

One option would be teaching, there's always a shortage of industry experienced teachers and your decades of experience would be directly relevant. Typing is great but I've done a lot of computer work ...
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How can I stay relevant in the Network Engineering space if I took a 2 year gap?

Network engineering hasn't changed substantially in a couple of decades. The skills I learnt and used 20 years ago are still in use today although the hardware and software have changed a lot. So don'...
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How do I ask to switch teams?

Read up on the policy for internal transfers or ask your HR rep (if you have one). Most companies have a policy that specifically allows it and spells out the rules (approvals, notifications, lead ...
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What is the impact of taking a job in a less prestigious field?

When working in industry (as opposed to my impression of academia) you are extremely unlikely to be judged when applying for future jobs by the "prestige" of the specific industry you work ...
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advice for a help desk guy trying to break into software development

Keep trying. Finding a job in any industry is a challenge because: There are more applicants than jobs It is hard for recruiters to identify the best candidates Recruiters really want to avoid ...
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Switching careers/roles with overlapping backgrounds - how to determine reasonable seniority level

The people that can make that determination are the hiring managers you will be dealing with. The issue will be can they justify to their company hiring you at level X. If you aren't ready for that ...
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Leaving a job to do postdoc

I would say if you enjoy chemistry and want to do a postdoc then just try and do one, irrespective if you want to return to industry or not, as you probably won't get another chance later on once you'...
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My journey learning programming. Looking for guidance ~ where do I go from here?

You haven't learned programming in four months. You've made a start. The question is what are you planning to do from here. If you're looking for a job you'll be competing with people who went to ...
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Switching careers/roles with overlapping backgrounds - how to determine reasonable seniority level

Is it then OK or productive to apply to positions in the new role with a seniority level closer to my level of seniority in my current role? It's certainly okay to give it a try and see what happens. ...
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What high paying low competition jobs/fields can a recent grad in electrical engineering go into?

No such role exists. If such a role did exist (a high-paying job that was easy to get, and no competition) then everyone in your field would start applying to it .... meaning that either: this role ...
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What should I tell my company the reason for leaving? When I am just accepting a direct offer from company's client

First, you should carefully read any documents (contracts) that you signed with your current company before joining the client. You can join the client if both of the followings are true: You don't ...
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advice for a help desk guy trying to break into software development

You have done a lot of things, but there's nothing in your background that tells us that you can hit the ground running on a C# project. Competency on this platform needs: Basic language and syntax ...
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advice for a help desk guy trying to break into software development

I cannot speak for that specific company or that specific position. Nor do I know whether gaining entry in the job market on hobby knowledge is common where you live. What the recruiter meant with &...
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How can I stay relevant in the Network Engineering space if I took a 2 year gap?

Whether you go into Network Engineering at 23 or 25 your going to have a long career ahead of you either way, so I don't think it makes that much difference. I am a Software Engineer (not a Network ...
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Getting back into Software Engineering after an almost 2 year hiatus

I would add the rugby experience to my resume/CV as if it were a position within another company. That way you don't show any gap in your work history, and you can add a line or two showcasing your ...
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My journey learning programming. Looking for guidance ~ where do I go from here?

I don’t have anyone in my life that has any knowledge or ambitions towards technology or programming The times when you learned you job from working with your dad in his business are long gone. ...
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Can I start an IT career after the age of 30?

Yes, you can. When the economy is in great shape, most IT companies will be very eager to hire new workers and train them due to high business demand. However, you should get some intern experience or ...
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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?

I hope you find something good soon! The words you are using: intimidating, demotivated, drained easily... suggest some personal tendencies which are less common and so perhaps not understood by ...
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