Suggested Career Moves?

New Kaypro
Jul 18, 2018 4 Comments

Hey all! Need some objective advice. I'm currently a senior (C#) software engineer with a ton of JS experience. I ran my own consulting company for a decade that I closed down last year.

What is a good role to leverage my self-employment experience, along with my coding background? I have no interest in running my own company again, but I'm more than happy to lead a team. I'm currently located in Austin, FWIW.

I'd say my strengths are: Understanding customer requirements, interfacing with people that cover a broad technical spectrum, thinking outside the box to solve problems, and a comfort around a variety of technologies/languages.

My weaknesses are: I'm so what behind the curve skill-wise when it comes to programming - most of my work centered around doing the same thing over and over, I'd also say my age, but that's not a weakness as much as it is a disadvantage.

Any thoughts? Is there any more context I can provide that may help?

Thanks!

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  • Splunk mAKi70
    You have no weakness, you have skills that most people currently do not have and youve mastered the art of doing something. Just don't say you have a weakness
    Jul 18, 2018 1
    • New Kaypro
      OP
      That's sound advice, I appreciate it.
      Jul 18, 2018
  • Microsoft / Product @zzz
    What kind of customers? Companies like msft and Amazon (AWS) value enterprise experience a lot. But if it's just web development for small business then it's not much honestly.
    Jul 18, 2018 1
    • New Kaypro
      OP
      It's been a combination of both, but predominantly smaller companies.
      Jul 18, 2018