Hi, this is my first post on Dev.to and I'm joining with a topic that some of us may have faced at some point in our careers as Developers...
How do you keep yourself learning new technologies when your current work doesn't implement/use them?
I try to learn in my free time, but sometimes the free time isn't enough to be up-to-date on those new technologies, (if you've picked the wrong one your Resume won't make it count, last time I chose Ionic). Now, I'm thinking on switch jobs to one that uses new and fresh Frameworks however, it's hard to get interviews because I don't have "work experience" on those Frameworks. Although, I have been following the best practices, patterns, etc, I think recruiters doesn't give me the opportunity for an interview because my Resume doesn't include implicitly "work experience" on those.
I really love and enjoy programming and learning new technologies but sometimes it's good to go out and breath fresh air as well.
Just wondering if you had been in this situation? What do you guys do to prevent this from happening? What are your thoughts on staying for that long on those kind of jobs that doesn't always use the latest technologies?