re: The Elusive Senior Software Developer VIEW POST

re: You can't ... the best case for you it the developer needs to be either losing their gig or not happy with their current situation. If they are cur...

This is me in a nutshell. I was very happy as a senior Solaris developer [curmudgeon: "full stack, eh? Does that start at the firmware and go up to the browser, or did you forget something?"], until suddenly I wasn't and have been actively looking for work for 4 months now.

While I had some talks with other companies prior to getting retrenched, I didn't make any moves because I was committed to what I was doing, was the "go to" person for several teams in disparate areas, and had significant responsibilities and influence.

Now, though, while I'm upskilling on a heap of technologies that I never needed to know beforehand, I'm paying careful attention to how ads are written and noticing what @DerekD mentioned about frameworks vs languages.

Another thing about resumes / linkedin - my experience is that while it's easy to add a new position, writing a blurb which advertises you sufficiently (let alone well!) is difficult - or is that just because I'm hesitant to blow my own trumpet?

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