I now feel I am at a critical crossroad and I need to reconsider my approach for the next 10 years (I am currently 50 years old). Should I consider permanent positions with an SAP consulting partner to take me into other areas -- e.g., product development or maybe even SAP themselves -- or continue with contracting but try to expand the business to ensure that I have some backup security in a few years' time in case the contract market...
dries up? I would very much appreciate your view.
I would think of your decision less in terms of financial security and more in terms of chasing your professional passion. I think you'll do fine financially either way as long as you continue to work hard in SAP and follow a well-thought strategy that you adjust with the market.
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