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Hi there - I'm a professional completely OUTSIDE of the SW development field, but I'm considering a career change in that direction. I'm interested in learning about development, product management, UX design, and any other niche jobs in the field that I don't know about but might be suited for based on previous training/experience. Where would I ask such a question? Thanks.

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Programmers? – user7116 May 26 '11 at 18:38
btw, congrats for doing it right. +1 – Won't May 26 '11 at 18:42
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This might be suitable on, but don't be too disappointed if it gets closed - career advice questions are on the brink of being off-topic even there.

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See this meta Programmers question - Are Career Advice questions useful to anyone except the poster? and the graphic on this answer Resume Advice – ChrisF May 26 '11 at 22:02

You should try as a reference to search around; though you can't ask a direct question, you could always find some answers :).

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