Master Don Juan
- Nov 27, 2017
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That’s true, my degree is in Computer Science, not music. I did take lessons the whole time and took several music classes, but I am not a pure music major. I thought that a STEM Degree was smarter to get than a music degree.I think your crazy idea builds the worst of two resumes. With your hobby of music, you expect to out-compete people who focused on music for the past 10 years, where it was not just a hobby for them. They will have played with other symphonies and be moving up to a big city position. They'll have a college degree in music. Where do you expect to rank against qualifications like that?
Consider your other plan - to keep your day job, build up qualifications, and increase your salary. That seems more likely to succeed - and you already plan on getting a higher salary. I view this approach as building up your savings faster, with more certainty.
If you switch jobs every year, that will hurt your resume. Employers will think (1) you are going to leave your next job in 12 months and (2) you might have problems with co-workers that drive you to find another job. I would strongly discourage this.
When you look at junior software engineering jobs, do those require 2 years experience? That's my general impression, I could be wrong. I suggest you try and meet that minimum before looking for another job.
I actually did audition for an orchestra in the past as well, and got chosen as a substitute. I turned it down because it would mean quitting my job(you still have to be at the rehearsals during the day.)
However, I will say, preparing for that audition was a complete and utter nightmare
I couldn’t believe the volume(and difficulty) of music they wanted you to learn.
I had said this earlier in the thread, but yeah, likely makes more sense to just stick with the tech with remote and flexible hours. And just progress my music on the side for fun.