Like many, COVID-19 in 2020 forced a career change and evaluation sooner than I had planned. I went back to school and graduated with my B.A. in 2019. I could explore different career options for the first time in 18 years. I challenged myself with new opportunities and leaned toward transitioning into the tech world. With time, UX design was the best blend for my learned and inherent skill set. I love the challenge of getting to the root of the problem and then working to provide a real solution.
I started with a design boot camp that I am currently in the last phase of. Right now, the supply of ux designers outweighs the demand. I have to be patient and continue growing my skills in that area. In the meantime, I want to find a job in the tech field to get my foot in the door. I have been applying to customer specialist, product support, and other jobs in the customer service areas of tech. I have been fortunate to receive the rejection letters, so there is no guessing. However, I have not made it to any assessment or interview stages. The notes do not give detailed feedback or leave space to ask for it. They acknowledge my experience but need to work with a lower volume to provide insight.
I feel stuck at this stage, not knowing what additional experience or education I still need to include or what is on my resume that is holding me back. Any insights or suggestions from the community on how to make the tech leap over 40 is greatly appreciated.
Thank you for taking the time to get to know me and help in my journey.