After 4 years SWE & 2 years TPM... At a loss for how to proceed
I studied CS (graduated 6 years ago), worked as a SWE at two London unicorns. For the past 2 years I transitioned to a TPM to help grow the company.
I burned out and took some time off, but now I'm at a loss for how to proceed with my career.
In total I have about 4 years SWE experience but I feel very rusty on technical interview stuff. On the other hand, I don't feel confident enough to interview on PM tracks for a different company.
I did a bunch of interview practice and have ended up with 1 phone screen fail, 3 hackerrank fails, 2 CV fails, and countless non-responses / dead conversations on LinkedIn with friends of friends.
My plan right now is to continue practicing but it's hard to keep my head up when I'm haemorrhaging savings at the same time.
What would you do in my situation? Double down into product? Return to SWE?