Just wanted to vent a little during this unemployment time to find anyone who has advice, leads, or in the same position.
I've been working as a software engineer for about 3 years in a few different startups now. I quit my last job in July of 2022 because I honestly wasn't doing much - my CEO was disregarding a lot of my questions and didn't really have clear expectations on what I needed to do. I was pretty depressed.
A lot of my connections from work are not really helping for finding a new role either - a lot of people still work at the companies I worked at before and they aren't hiring.
I see a lot of AI companies, and have interviewed at a few, but I always get denied for lack of experience, or a lack of ability to program during the interviews. It's been hard.
I don't find a lot of motivation to get better at programming, because I'm not sure if this is what I actually want to do long term.
However, I also have no idea what to do instead because all my work experience has been software engineering so far.
It's been rough for sure - I almost took a job at Office Depot but thought about how much I hated standing on my feet all day. Almost did dog walking but didn't think that would be a good long term solution either.
Anyway - I feel better just typing this out - but definitely been a struggle looking for jobs. LinkedIn sucks. And I don't know where else to keep looking. Any thoughts?
Thanks a bunch Elpha community. <3