What to do when you feel like you can't leave?

Nov 9, 2019 23 Comments

So I'm currently at a spot where I enjoy my work, my project allows me to work from home and I've been working from home for one year already and will be for the next year! Which I think is great.. the project is a lot but it has its moments. My TC isn't so high and I'm hoping to get this upcoming promotion or at least a raise to even out the playing field.

My problem is I feel like I can't leave because the project I've been on for almost two years ( by the end of it) is bringing me into a skillset I don't really see helping me at all if I wanted to get a job somewhere else. I've been taking interviews lately cause I want to up my TC but I haven't had any luck with them.

What do you guys think I can do to actually make myself worthwhile to another company if I can't get the TC I want from work currently?

Edit: My current thing is cloud & security ( I do red team stuff) I'm not a Dev.

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  • Eigen 🔥blind
    I feel for you as I read your org name.. I hated those people
    Nov 9, 2019 4
    • Avanade cEjY41
      OP
      Of the App team? I don't know him personally but I've heard some things.
      Nov 9, 2019
    • Eigen 🔥blind
      Full of crap people. Some are overly overconfident on that lack of skillset.

      That one was the lowest place I have ever worked
      Nov 9, 2019
  • Apple Azrael3
    TC?
    Nov 9, 2019 10
    • Avanade W01f
      Azrael3, yea no Visa issues here.. and we'll see I think I'll try to get some more certs while I can to put my knowledge on paper. And then try to make a move.
      Nov 9, 2019
    • IBM Trunk
      I remember interviewing at Avanade 10 years ago, they were all pleasant. They had given me a verbal offer but later had to close the job req because the budget got cut. But overall pleasant experience with them.
      Nov 9, 2019
  • Amazon wth?
    You can always leave unless restricted by Gov because of some high clearance stuff!
    Nov 9, 2019 3
    • Amazon wth?
      Find the job first... it’s unlikely that you won’t
      get a job (unless you have felony conviction).
      Nov 9, 2019
    • Avanade W01f
      Like I said I've basically failed out on every interview I did minus a few which wasn't going to be a good move for me to do even with the higher TC
      Nov 9, 2019
  • L3 Technologies / Eng chHh13
    Leetcode
    Nov 9, 2019 2
    • Avanade cEjY41
      OP
      I guess I should have made it clear what my focus is. I do cloud and information security for both infrastructure & cloud. But I guess digging deeper into coding isn't bad advice.
      Nov 9, 2019
    • L3 Technologies / Eng chHh13
      Not sure how the interview process is for sec/cloud but if it’s anything like dev then just study for interviews and find a better company.
      Nov 9, 2019

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