My story is sort of unusual and I’m afraid that it might be putting recruters off.
I am 28 and got a bachelor’s degree in computer networks 7 years ago, after what I decided to have a shot at the music industry. I built a decently popular music project out there and I wrote music for games every now and then, but the social pressure and financial stress of being a freelance in the music industry recently started to put me off.
So I made a big decision to switch to development and keep the music career as more of a hobby and side-project thing. But I feel like my online presence is so big that recruiters don’t even try with me when they google my name and see a lot of activity with my musician profile.
I recently got an interview for a React Native position, which would have been great for me, but most of the questions actually revolved around if I was available and “how my next album is going” (he actually asked this, and it’s obviouly a trap). I am currently 100% focused on web development and don’t even have any music work, but it is really hard to prove.
Any people having similar experiences switching career and getting that first, transition job? Any tips?