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Research and development
Companies thrive on research — and that includes tech companies. What R&D departments don't need are people who have no idea what they are talking about. You know how things work as opposed to how they should work. You are fully aware of real-world needs compared with company-created needs.
A voice like yours could be of incredible value to a company devising the next big thing in IT. Of course R&D tends to exist only in bigger companies, so your CV would have to stand out from the mounds already piling up on HR desks. Overcome that hurdle and you might have a perfect match.
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