| ||Ask HN: Lack of progression in career. Companies that help you fight that?|
3 points by ccdev 6 months ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 5 comments |
|If you get comfortable working with in a small company with small scope, you could be working yourself into a hole. That's what happened to me. Now I need to dig my way out and into a bigger company with better financial stability and bigger scope.|
Main reason I want to do this? Being involuntarily jobless for a year time sucks. And I'm no fresh grad. I'm someone who's been doing this since 2007. If the average programmer with several years experience doesn't have trouble getting job offers, than I am most likely below average. Despite working on personal projects, I don't feel competitive anymore.
Now there's a problem with that. The companies most likely to solve my problem won't hire me. The ones that are more willing to hire me are the kind of companies that will keep me in that rut of being below-average. I'm mostly blind as to where are the "happy middle" companies that combine the better of those two things. And I don't know the "right" people to refer me to better jobs so instead I cold-apply everywhere.
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