Career pivots and tropes (split thread) (Public Board)

by Cornpop Sutton ⌂, A bad bad dude who makes good shine., Monday, May 01, 2023, 23:21 (33 days ago)
edited by Cornpop Sutton, Thursday, May 04, 2023, 12:55

I should have seen the handwriting on the wall in ... 1991. I should have pursued a new degree then.

You were in your 30s then? That seems to be a good time for a career change. Beyond that and it's more of an uphill battle.

Yes to the last question, your guess is correct. That's the last window of time in my life I could see that changing careers was feasible and possible with good results.

What prevented me from doing something like that in those days was geek self-image. I was committed to proving I could have made a go of things. The IT and SW dev field heated up for a few years after that and I did barely alright.

In the broader view I should have recognized at that time (1990-95ish) that the hot hiring I experienced fresh out of school wasn't coming back.

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