At this point I didn't think that having done my internship in automotive industry and at that department will mark me as "Test Engineer in Automotive (only)" or as "Acoustic Engineer", so I was there, looking for a job, applying to job offers I liked instead of those I was a good candidate for. I was very very lucky and got two job offers, one as Business Developer in a testing company and another one in Appli or Electronic Components Validation at Renault (but hired by an outsourcing company, Altran). Well, I chose wrong and the job at Altran was a mess, they asked me to validate thousands of things and there was nothing of engineering in it. :/
Then, after two months there I left and then looked for another job. At this point I am pretty much the automotive guy, no matter what. So, of course I found nothing but a job in automotive as Test Engineer at Renault. I worked there for 1 year and after Covid-19 my company (also outsourcing) went to bankruptcy. I got fired and now I am looking for a job and very very confused. Btw, I have time to find a job as in France we get paid while looking for a job.
So, my actual situation:
a) I regret I didn't choose that Business Developer job offer I had. I am afraid I will make the same mistake next.
b) I want to find for something business related because I want to know more about it so I can create my company easier later. You know, I wish I knew more about taxes, business strategies, marketing, etc.
c) But also I don't want to do something purely commercial and loose all my technical knowledge I worked hard to have. But I think that if I work for something very technical like a job in nuclear industry I won't be able to develop my career overseas in a future, I will be married to a nuclear reactor and its village, for example. I don't want to cut my knowledge and my possibilities to move in the future.
1. Do you think that Business Development is a good job position if in the future I would like to create my own company? Or isn't that helpful for that?
2. Do you think that choosing something very specific will cut my possibilities in the future and I will have to stay in the same place for the rest of my life?
3. Is it like that in your countries? You work in something and then you have problems to change of field.
4. Did someone of you have this kind of career crisis and didn't know what to do? How was it? Did you find the right way to go or at least a good one?
5. Any other useful comment about my situation would be useful. I know some of you have a lot of experience or even if you don't I will be interested in your opinion.
Thanks in advance guys and let me know if you didn't understand something, tried to be enough clear without making it too long :)
Edit : Thank you for your answers! They are really helpful. I wanted to say that, perhaps I didn't explain it very well. I have a background in Industrial Management too and with my degree in engineering I am part of the candidates for this kind of business development jobs which sometimes are very technique. Also, some of them are looking for junior engineers (2-3 years of experience, sometimes even beginners), I already analyzed my possibilities and that's why I also got a job offer for this type of job two years ago. I am not pretending or wanting to be a project manager or something like that requiring 10 years of experience or even more. :)