How do I explain my decision to switch into an operations based role (server) from being in the software engineering industry? I needed flexibility to work 3 days while being available for a loved one with cancer. Nervous about transitioning back into the industry and if I’ll get any questions about skill gaps

like
Posting as :
works at
You are currently posting as works at

Sounds like you're well-rounded and can see more sides of the business.
You have more experience to understand product decisions that inform the software requirements.
That can be attractive to a prospective employer.
Find the positive and focus on that.
Reasoning can be anything. I wanted to see another side of the business but now I'm doubling down on software. Something like that. I'd advise against talking about personal events.

like

On the contrary (to SSE1’s advice), sharing your personal reason is exactly what you should do. Hiring teams can sense when you’re hiding something. They won’t press you to answer but you not being upfront will only raise red flags that you present a risk. So they will move on.

There’s more to the actual hiring process than what most people know. This is why I went into career coaching. I’ve helped good competent people go from being dismissed and ignored in the job market to consistently landing offers…even after they landed their ideal roles.

You are making a noble decision to care for a loved one going through a difficult health condition. You are not alone in this endeavor.

like

Related Posts

like

SQL, Java/JAVA script, and HTML/CSS Anyone hiring freshers on these technologies

like

All personal variables aside: Move to SF to work at Facebook or stay in NYC and take a pay cut to go client side? Purely from a work and sanity standpoint, forget the personal variables.

like

What’s the salary range for the role of a 5G Layer 1 Validation Technologist position at Dell (Technologies) in Ontario? I have 10 years experience if that matters. Thanks!

like

Hello everyone! I don't know if this is the place to ask, but I'm looking for a referral at The Trevor Project. If anyone would be willing to help, I'd greatly appreciate it!

like

I have an in-person interview for an entry-level digital marketing role at an agency soon. It’s the final interview, and I’ll be meeting with the marketing manager + a couple others in the team. How can I prepare? and what sort of questions should I bring with me?

Appreciate any help!

like

After interviewing with ACD and CD a month ago (felt it went really well but who knows) I haven’t heard anything... They said there was no immediate timeline, and I was definitely reaching in terms of experience but definitely felt like I could step up to the challenge and do a great job- is it hopeless yet? ALSO, just had a recruiter for a ~dream job~ reach out to me for a position but haven’t heard anything further on that yet, is it bad? This comes after a year of totally brutal rejections.

like

Anyone have advice for switching into healthcare consulting from a different industry?

like
like

Does ibm have management consulting openings..ex ibmer want to get back.. would be great if anyone can refer.

like

Does anyone have a referral for Rancho Biosciences?

like

I’m actively hiring for life sciences digital consulting leaders in the Bay Area. Engagement / solution leads, account leads, and sales leaders. DM me if interested or want to learn more.

likesmart

How is the comp, WLB and culture at GT mumbai in the Valuation Practice?

like

What is a competitive market salary for a Product Support Specialist in the biotech industry in the Greater Boston area? For a candidate with 4.5 years of IT end user support experience, 1 yr + 9 mths of team lead skills (w/out title change) , bilingual in Spanish, and undergraduate degree in Management Information Systems. seeking tips on salary negotiation - was not promoted to a senior role and was told I’d only get go from $60-63K to acct inflation/good performer. Perf review soon pls help

like

Feeling tired and also eating more from being sedentary at my laptop all day. I realize that I have so much more energy AND eat less when I am out and about on the weekend/vacation. Any tips to not fight this set back 5/7ths of the week?

like

Interested in eventually exiting into wellness tech.... what are the best consulting firms to start at?

like

With over 15 years experience in healthcare I accepted a role as a manager at $125k. But it’s a whole lot of work and I’m wondering if I low balled myself. Can any radiology managers tell me if I should be getting more? No on call or weekends.

like

Any good books or articles worth reading on product marketing and analytics? I come from more of a technical and general product management background, so I personally feel like I lack on the marketing side. Like Search engine optimization, etc. Thank you.

like

I recently got paid from Meta and have been exploring other positions bc I’m not sure i want to continue this EA career path, i love operations & projects what role would you guys say that is even called?

like

Hello looking for a referral to Wolfspeed (formerly Cree) for my husband who is not on this app. Thank you!

like

More Posts

Audiobook recommendations? Currently listening to The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck and I'm enjoying it, but I'd also be open to listening to novels aside from self help books.

likefunny

Translation? I loved the recent Beats work, but anything else of note happening there?

like

Anyone have a good source for salary/bonus ranges for analysts and PMs at a long only asset shop? Fund size ~$1B with firm total assets of ~$9B

like

Besides the big four, are there any other good firms that specialize in federal accounting/auditing/federal financial management? I want to leave my current firm and having difficulty finding others.

like

A lot of cultures consider it bad luck to shop for baby before the baby is born. I belong to one same culture. How to prep for the baby in this case? Send partner running to shop when the baby is here or break the rules?

like
like

Hi ladies, I’m mid twenties now and hate that I have no knowledge about finances; credit, taxes, savings, student debt, etc. should I get an advisor? Is it worth the $? Any recs? (NYC based)

likehelpful

Anyone play squash and know of any good courts?

like

I have PTC and tibco both offer which should I join?
Tech - Java

like

Looking to help anyone evaluate their offer letters. Feel free to DM our company works with many businesses and candidates to negotiate salaries

likehelpful

Anyone into NFTs here? I just created my first NFT and need some feedback to see if im doing it right 💕

like

what hasn’t popped that folks are watching?

like

Does anyone have tips for a newcomer in asset management/multi assets?

Hello, I am a healthcare professional looking to get into practice management. I have a background in physician compliance and a masters in healthcare administration. Any tips on how to get into practice management?

like

Looking to book one night at a Marriott property in chicago to celebrate anniversary with my wife - mostly deciding between the Gwen and the Ritz. Which would you choose? (Assume price doesn’t matter)

like

Does being an engineer change how you approach problems in your personal life? My partner has pointed out how impressive it is that I can stay rational and solution-oriented during heated moments haha

like

Hi,
Tech : Mainframe Dev
YoE: 7

Current CTC : 10.

What CTC should I ask for in RBS, NatWest ?
Any pointers would be very helpful.
Thank you in advance

Considering an exit to a startup that just completed a solid series B. They’re willing to provide competitive comp package and surprised how large the base is for a startup. Has me concerned about being on the high end and being the first person that comes to mind when it’s time to pinch a few pennies or clean up the books ahead of future rounds/IPO. Valid concern or am I overthinking it?

like

Additional Posts in Interview Tips

What is the salary of a community advocate facilitator? Not sure if this is an accurate title? But what is the salary for this position?

like

Hi all, does anyone can give me a feedback of the company? Is it a good one in terms of work life balance? And how long is the time for hiring since the first job interview? Is there also a negative feedback if the interview went wrong? Thanks

like

Anyone able to share the Associate Salary and Bonus structure at Quarles & Brady?

Hi. Please like my post, so I may write DM🪷
Thanks 😊

Post Photo
likeuplifting

Hey are there any current or former Uber Eats Account Representatives or Executives out there? I am preparing for my final interview which consists of a case study & presentation. Im hoping to get some tips and additional insight. If you see this please respond. I would truly appreciate it.

like
helpful

So I’m interviewing with a company. And the HM (hiring manager) said they’d give me a response in 2 weeks. It’s been 2 weeks so I emailed the HM to ask for an update. Their reply was “we are still in the process of interviewing candidates”.

Could this mean they’ve moved forward with a different candidate and are keeping me on in case it doesn’t work out? Or are they really still assessing candidates..?

like

What is the work environment like at CIOX? I’m interviewing for their health info specialist.

like

Hello! I am just getting started in my career and it seems I keep getting turned down for lack of experience. Is there any tips that will help me to stand out even though I don’t have much experience? I am willing to learn and be trained.

like
like

I had a final interview with a top fashion company. They asked for my references on Monday and spoke to them on Tuesday. What are the chance they will make a job offer??

What are some of the best interview questions you have been asked? Why?

like

Would telling a recruiter that you received another offer (not really the case) to expedite the recruitment process work? Has anyone tried this and if so was it effective / did they check?

like

I interviewed for a role with the actual hiring manager more than two weeks ago. After that, the hiring manager gave great feedback, set up a group interview 2 days later. That went great as well and I received great feedback in response to my thank you emails. Since then it’s been crickets. I know part of this time included the 4th, so perhaps no big deal. But I sent a follow up to hiring manager yesterday and no response. Bad sign? Should I follow up with HR rep instead or just wait it out?

like

Anyone made the switch from HR to management consulting? Please share. Did you have to get an MBA or was your experience enough to transition?

like

I've been working at a government agency for 6 months, helping to stand up a new team. The job involves interacting with real estate developers. One of the developers reached out to recruit me for a similar position that will pay more than $50k my current salary. I feel guilty, especially since I'd interact with my current team on the other side. It's a hard to turn down that salary, though I feel guilty since my team is thin, and it's only been 6 months!

Any tips on navigating this situation?

like

Anyone here working for @Acorns ? Curious how you enjoy it!

like

I recently interviewed at Facebook (Meta) for enterprise engineer E4. Feedback from recruiter was very positive. Everyone on panel recommended me. Received an offer for 223 TC. My current salary is significantly higher (amzn L5/sde2). I am walking out but curious:
1. Is that a standard meta offer? I thought meta pays better than amzn and googl.
2. I have been asked by my recruiter to provide my current salary as data point to go back and negotiate. Isn't that illegal? Facebook (Meta)

like

I am just so frustrated. I have been the finalist for four positions and did not get the job each time. What’s so frustrating is that the interviews all go amazing, so well that I’ve been told how excited they are for me to come on, and I’m a great fit for the role. I just don’t understand why this is happening, but it is so frustrating! Any thoughts?

like