Wednesday, 23 October 2019

Preparing for interviews versus skating to where the puck is going to be

"I skate to where the puck is going to be, not to where it has been." - Wayne Gretsky

I'm in the process of seeking out a new challenge in my career (no need to whisper - I've left my previous job on good terms and taken a nice long holiday - so I'm not sneaking around to speak to recruiters during work time).

While updating my CV I have been quite aware that once again I find myself without professional experience of the latest popular technology in my sector - Kubernetes ... and maybe Kafka.

It's very tempting to go away and complete a full-on course to fill in the gaps, but I've been in the industry for long enough to appreciate that there's still a reasonable chance that my next role might not include those technologies anyway.

So, for now I'll just have to find the right balance of revising what I already know, and reading about and watching videos about enough to be able to carry my end of a conversation.

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