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Comment: Re:It is never "too late" (Score 1) 451

by possiblybored (#46423833) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How Do I Change Tech Careers At 30?
Thanks for your comment. For the right career I'm more than willing to dive in. I don't mind spending nights and weekends getting caught up or learning new things. I'm pretty low on the pay scale now anyway, so I'm not too concerned about pay at this time. I'm willing to work my way up, in fact that's kind of what I'd like to do. But I'll never win a ballroom dancing championship. :-)

Comment: Re:Why would it be "too late"? (Score 2) 451

by possiblybored (#46423795) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How Do I Change Tech Careers At 30?
Thank you for your detailed and insightful comment. I really appreciate the time you took to type out such a lengthy answer. I'm definitely not attached to learning about e-mail; I was just using that as an example of one of the things that interests me. I can let that go pretty easily. As far as not being able to train as much as I would expect--I currently deal with that exact situation now. The majority of my job consists of developing and delivering training to teachers on various technology items. Scheduling is always a problem, especially across teams, departments, or grade levels. It just makes it all the more fun when I actually make it happen. I learned about "food bribery" long ago, and typically try to make it fun by providing stuff like that at my trainings. $20 on coffee and donuts is a huge morale booster and starts my sessions off in a great way. I do pride myself on my communication skills and enjoy teaching folks how to use the software and websites we use. I tend to absorb these things pretty easily, and can intuitively find my way through most of our stuff, with or without training beforehand. One of the reasons I'm asking around now is that I don't plan on seriously looking for something until I finish my master's degree later this year. This gives me a little bit of time to perhaps learn some skills and chart a rough course of what I'd like to do. Learning something that quickly becomes outdated is a situation I'd like to avoid--so I appreciate you sharing the "buzzwords" heads-up with me. Thanks again.

Comment: Re:Definitely not too old (Score 1) 451

by possiblybored (#46423555) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How Do I Change Tech Careers At 30?
I have not applied for private sector jobs yet. Right now I'm trying to plan the best way forward (this was part of the process for me, so thank you for sharing). I'm also wrapping up my master's degree this year and would like to complete that before I start looking to make a change. That said, I will have time over the summer to invest in bettering myself and look forward to taking on some of this community's recommendations.

Comment: Re:Those who can do, those who can't teach. (Score 1) 451

by possiblybored (#46423531) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How Do I Change Tech Careers At 30?
Thanks for writing. I only see each group of 12-year-olds for 23 days, which is why we don't do coding. Although I am the school's technology coordinator, the class I teach is not computer science. I did do a two-day ultra-basic HTML thing with them last quarter. We do have a separate careers class that addresses many of the job-finding questions (and naturally, college stuff).

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