Where to start career development at the moment? What actions would I take at the moment and where to invest? You asked I deliver. Sum-up of my thoughts when I would start, when re-starting my career.
The path people took to get where they are now. Did it happen overnight? Nope! It started with a Twitter thread; it ended with a detailed description of my path from HTML guy to founder. Here is the story!
Will you attend the conference in VR? I would. I will. Pandemic will accelerate move in this direction. Conferences and meetings might never be the same as many other areas of our life.
Writing. Seems simple yet is one of the essential tool, available for everyone to learn and use. I attribute writing as one of the core skills I applied through my career. Even if I was doing pure technical work, writing great designs and documentation was something that let me stand out.
I haven't worked a single day for free in my entire career. No unpaid internship. No commercial free projects. Even if you are a junior person or graduate, I think you shouldn't accept it too. Businesses should pay for the work you do and the value you bring. Why?