I’m interviewing with apple, msft, amazon and a few others. I’m doing leetcode at work and on my own time to get into a FAANG. The girl situation is getting better but not as important as getting a new job.
@wizardry if you want to do it the right way, create your own S CORP or LLC, and do independent contracting or 1099 through an agency. This is a pain in the ass for companies, but the set up can provide amazing tax benefits. A lot of things can now be considered business expenses, like your car payments and mileage.
Was contracting for a few years. It definitely has a lot of advantages but like anything else has drawbacks as well. If you don’t mind the responsibility of finding and maintaining client relationships then it can be really rewarding.