How do I move to a new technology stack after 4 years of .NET?
April 1, 2014 7:00 PM Subscribe
I have been working as a .NET developer for the last 4 years. I would like to change technology stacks. How do I find job openings that are language-agnostic?
posted by alligatorman to Work & Money (7 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I graduated with a BS in math almost 4 years ago and have since been working as a .NET developer. While I think C#, ASP.NET MVC and SQL Server are all fantastic, I would like to do something other than Windows and web development.
I always see interviewers on Hacker News, StackExchange, etc repeating variations of "We don't care about a candidate's experience in a certain language. We care that they know how to program." However, in reality, it seems like most job postings are indeed looking for very specific experience. So how do I find these interviewers? Other than Google, Facebook, and hedge funds, are there certain types of companies to look for? What's the best way to approach a job hunt? How would I even get my resume passed HR?
I feel comfortable in Python, have done a small project in Objective-C, and would have no problem picking up any modern language and its conventions. So what do I need to do to?
For the purposes of this question, let's assume I'm in a big city with a very good market for developers.