Hi everyone, it’s great to be part of this amazing community, I am honestly shocked on how friendly this community is. I have been working in IT for the past 18 years for the same small company and it’s been great for me. I am now 37 and although I have learnt a lot of skills and techniques there I feel I am becoming more and more unemployable everyday. The job pays well, I have good hours, but I know if the company ceases to trade the skills I have won’t get my anywhere near the same wage. I don’t have a degree as I started working when I was 19, it was a young company and we have worked so hard on different technologies to grow to a larger scale.
I started my career using adobe flash, moved on to video editing, a little web (setting up servers , domain etc), working with developers overseas on projects we won and then design for social media. Whatever I have learnt has always been great for the company and kept us afloat however I feel I am a little jack of trades and master of none. I know that I have a job here for life but I feel should anything happen to the owner I would need to start at a junior level somewhere else and with children to support, I really need to gain skills which interest me and something I feel I could excel at. I love trying to make software work perfectly and I feel I have good analytical skill, communication skills and a willingness to learn.
I feel it’s time to step out into the world, meet new people and see how far I can go.