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Old 05.05.2017, 09:55
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Re: how to choose a job

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i guess they're saying that you suck at your job.

try this:

That's the most depressing thing I've seen this year.

You'd need to pull those circles out so none of them touch each other for it to fit me.
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Old 05.05.2017, 11:15
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That's the most depressing thing I've seen this year.

You'd need to pull those circles out so none of them touch each other for it to fit me.
At least it should be easy to separate work from private life then...?
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Old 05.05.2017, 11:22
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perhaps the examples I've seen were not the most talkative ones, you know companies and roles do differ.
Well, I know that different companies use the same terms in different ways, but business development is usually what it says on the tin: You go to customers and talk them into making more business with you. Then you go to potential customers and do the same. Then you go to some events, sometimes you have to stand at your companies booth... overall it involves a lot of talking and far less IT skills than anything else in IT.


(I happen to do this job at the moment after doing all sorts of other IT jobs...)
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Re: how to choose a job

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overall it involves a lot of talking and far less IT skills than anything else in IT.
it looks like you interpreted 'being quite' as being introvert, and thus uncapable of BDM'ing. however there is no definition for quiet, so I'll let it to OP.

another branch would be big data, neural networks, AI - can't be boring I bet.
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I work in the software development business and sometimes when I work on something I do quality check/tests/rewrite/improve/... and so on before it goes to production. Once it's done, it goes to production where now 10000x more monkey with try to take eveything appart. Bugs happens and when the client reports one, everyone in the company blames me since I forgot some stupid semi-colon or whatever it was that went undetected.

This make me think that becomming a software developer was a mistake and makes me wonder how to get out of this without affecting my life that much. I had many life-changing situation while also being mobbed at work but I not sure those programming woes I also had was the reason for my depression.

I simply realized that I was never wrong. This makes part of the job. I learned how to deal with such situations. I've quit and changed company after two years in one and went to another as a junior again (to re-start somehow). Other companies/headhunters keep contacting me but I wouldn't change the career now. I've learnt how to deal with such stress situations and since then I've become much better and got some salary raises without asking for one. Never let anybody tell you what you can't do.
Then your problem is not necessarily you, but the business analyst and / or software development best practice within your company
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Old 05.05.2017, 14:11
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Yes, true - tried them all apart from PM so far.
People say I'm too quiet to be a PM.
And I suck at QA :P
Can only speak from a Big Bank perspective - there are far too many PMs and far too little developers (and BAs) at the moment - frankly, the situation is ridiculous.

There is a reason for this...
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Hi everybody!

After 3 people (an ex boss, a doctor, and a friend) told me that maybe I was in the wrong profession: How do you go about finding a new profession, and changing?
Neither of the three wanted to expand on that, guess my boss was scared of a lawsuit, the doctor had no time, and the friend just said "dunno.. just a feeling"
Tried a professional also, but they only had end-of-school questions, and their reaction was basically "meh... you're past 30, better stick to your job, you're too old"


Any input would be much appreciated!
OP, if you didn't get discouraged by now... and still care to read this thread - do you have a hobby or some other secondary qualification that you can use? E.g. tennis instructor, language teaching certificate, woodcarver, amateur painter, photographer, etc If you want to do something totally different I would start from what I already enjoy doing and see what are my options. You don't need to go back to university for everything, I guess training is available in other forms.
Very important though - are you the main bread winner in your household? If so, not much luxury to choose I would say. In this case I would start to look for a job related to the current one, maybe getting into management if writing code is too boring. Or use the qualifications you already have, e.g. I know a guy who is teaching Maths after some years spent in software development. You know better what you can do, don't you?

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???

Because it is the job that involves the most communication with people you don't know? It's an introverts nightmare...
We don't know if OP is an introvert as a matter of fact, but some seemingly introverted guys as my OH have done the move and it's not that bad.

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