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user-inactivated  ·  225 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: April 26, 2023

Mind if I ask whether you want to stay in transit GIS, and what level of seniority are you at now (e.g. specialist, project manager, etc.)

veen  ·  224 days ago  ·  link  ·  

In rapid succession I've gone from n00b junior specialist, to medior specialist, to near-senior specialist, decided I was fed up with GIS work and moved laterally to a medior consultant position partway through last year. I have attained an esoteric track record of projects in all corners of sustainable transportation policy. On the plus side, that means I have a cursory knowledge of a lot of other places to work; on the minus side, none of them jump out at me right now as the place to go to.

user-inactivated  ·  223 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Way to make that lateral move. Only a couple from my GIS cohort wants to stay in GIS. It seems the natural progressions are (1) become data specialists/DB admins/Architects or (2) transition to manager in field of interest that GIS afforded exposure to.

With this in mind, is it fair to state your interest is management/consultation of sustainable transit? Is there an emphasis on type of transit or what aspect of sustainability?

Asking since I have a relatable experience in the field you transitioned out of (great job, btw), and I want to understand if there is overlap between in your role now and interests of EU companies I’ve done work with for renewables. Not because I have an in per se, but hoping to provide an adjacent field to consider.

Also, jfc, kb’s first two paragraphs sums up some key realizations I had during my time between jobs recently that I am still sorting through. After your response, I’ll see if I can collate relevant advice from my time job hunting to add to that.