As a Digital Strategy Consultant that had a major in computer science, I am considering exiting into a software engineer role. My main concern is that I have been doing power-points and excel and not coding. What can I do to position myself best for this? Thinking of creating a portfolio of home projects.. though I have not been doing anything since joining (4 years) and really don’t have much after work.

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Revisit CS fundamentals, build your portfolio, and prep for common software engineering interview questions. Also, learn to reframe your consulting experience into something relevant for your new desired role; otherwise, you’ll be seen as having wasted your precious four years. Also ask yourself: why software engineering, and why now? Is your time as a consultant not transferable to a different field? They’ll likely ask these questions, so you might as well have the answers ready

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Maybe focus more on architecture roles? Or even Technical Program Management.

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