Saturday, September 1, 2012

A New Job and A New Focus

I would like to start by apologizing for not posting on this blog for such a long time, I have just started a new job in a new city and I’ve been hellishly busy as a result.

The New Job

This all happened because I was getting complacent at my old job, having been there for 13 years, and was not growing as a developer. At the same time, I was suddenly inundated with recruiters desperate for a senior software developer. At first I was just going to interviews to find out what was available and how it compared, but I soon realized that I had fallen behind on the technology that people are using for software development. 

As a self taught developer, I have been wanting a mentor to help me grow my skills to become a better developer for a long time. I was also a jack of all trades in my old job; handling SEO, documentation, support, and project management over and above software development. So when I found a great development orientated company that didn’t care about my lack of qualification, and people that I really clicked with, I decided to jump at the opportunity.

The new job was in another city, but I have family there so, at the risk of sounding like a Will Smith song, I packed my bags and moved in with my Aunt and Uncle in Durban, and that's the story of how my life got turned upside down, and I became a senior developer at my new job.

The New Focus

What this all means for you dear reader, is that I will be changing the focus of this blog to deal primarily with C# and ASP.NET development. I will still leave my old SEO post up, but I really can be bother with trying to keep up will all of Google’s changes and new Metrics.

I would also like to take this opportunity to encourage you to take a look at your career and ask yourself if you have gotten stuck in a rut because you are just too comfortable. Are you still learning and growing, or have you allowed yourself to get into a dull routine?


  1. Hi Carl,

    You did really a great job. Love to be here and hook up with your blog post. Keep it on..

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  2. Sounds good, but everyone is not luckier like you. Being a senior developer you will be enjoying your job more than the previous one.

    1. Thanks Thor, I'm still loving my new job. I wish you good luck and growth in your own career.