You have some background in the tech fields, and that's going to help some, but if you go the traditional route, there's always going to be the "why should we go with this guy when there's someone else who is younger/has more experience/has worked in the private sector". Getting a recommendation sidesteps a lot of that.
Start talking to people who are working in the area you want to get into. Use your contacts you already have to develop the sort of contacts you want. See if they know of any opportunities
Yes, you've probably heard advice like this before -- but the thing about it is, it does work.
The first rule of Tautology Club is the first rule of Tautology Club.
Thor, Iron Man, Ant Man, Wasp, the Hulk, Captain America, Hawkeye, Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, the Swordsman, Giant-Man I, Giant-Man II, Hercules, Black Panther, Vision, the Black Knight, Black Widow, Mantis, the Beast, Moondragon, Hellcat, the Two-Gun Kid, Wonder Man, Yellowjacket, Ms. Marvel, Falcon, Tigra, She-Hulk, Captain Marvel II, Dr. Druid, Namor, Starfox, Mockingbird, the Thing, War Machine, Moon Knight, Firebird, Demoliton Man, the Forgotten One, Mr. Fantastic, Invisible Woman, US Agent, Quasar, the Human Torch, Sersi, Stingray, Spider-man, Sandman, Rage, Machine Man, the Living Lightning, Spider-woman, Crystal, Thunderstrike, Darkhawk, Justice, Firestar, Triathlon, Silverclaw, Jack of Hearts, Ant-Man II, Captain Britain, Luke Cage, Sentry, Echo, Ares, Amadeus Cho, Stature, Valkyrie, Sharon Carter, Nova, Iron Fist, Power Woman, Protector, Dr. Strange, and Red Hulk
would be nigh to impossible to all get in the same movie
If you go to www.notarialarchives.org, you'll see it's connected to the Clerk of Courts -- but part of the deal with the documents is that they have to be publicly available. Which is why they're all in books, and all available to the public
I'll bet they do have a lot of data entry to do, and I don't envy them that process, but real estate people (and their lawyers) have not lost the capability to research provenance by any means. It's just a matter of restoring the info that made the process a little easier.
I'm not sure I see the supposed conflict in the last statement.
Phrasonyms like "disincentivize" have de-optomated the English languagization.
"An open mind has but one disadvantage: it collects dirt." -- a saying at RPI