I’d like to get your advice with regards to career changes.
I’ve worked as an electronics engineer at a semiconductor company for 3 years and I have this voice inside of me, my creative side that I felt like its dying. You know, working in a manufacturing industry is incredibly technical, straightforward and analytical and I feel like I’m burned up without making use of my creative arsenal. I guess I am both technical and creative, used to work as a graphic designer in college as a side job and I wanted to make use of those skills.
I’ve been wanting to get into Interaction Design/Engineering or as a Visualization Developer because I think these fields harness both the creative and technical part of things and I have a great interest and passion for it. Also, I’ve been trying to build up a portfolio in the past 3 months but I’m still very doubtful about it that I don’t still have coded projects to showcase. I feel like I’m running out of time.
I’ve quit my job a week ago and it kinda feels scary I may not get a job that I feel I wanted to be into. I feel like I might end up again in companies I’m struggling to work with.
When could you say that your portfolio is already enough for an employer to consider you for the job? Do you think I can complete a portfolio within 2-3 weeks?
Can you provide me some guidance? Would really appreciate if you could shed some light.