Before I move on, I'd like to encourage you to ponder the answer to the question: why do you want a tech career? This matter, I'd say, is fundamental. Depending on the answer you give yourself, it will depend on whether it's worth doing what I write about next. To put it another way, are you 100% sure you want to work in this industry? What do you know about it?
Is your motivation purely financial? The tech industry pays well, and some people even think the salaries are too high compared to other sectors. While compensation is significant, it's not enough for growth in this field. Finding your first tech job is just the beginning; the real question is whether you can advance in your career.
So, is there something beyond the money that makes you want to become part of this world? Assuming that if you're reading on, the answer was: "yes".
Great. However, let's move to what I would call a reality check. Does your idea of what you will be doing reflect what the job looks like in the position you want to hold?
You answered "yes" again. How do you know? If you know someone who does what you would like to do, it's a good idea to talk to them.
This statement highlights the significance of considering the perspective of an individual who is not just employed in the technology industry but also finds contentment in their work. It is worth acknowledging that a person who has experienced burnout in this profession may present negative aspects that are not entirely accurate. However, such feedback can also be valuable as it can shed light on the harsher realities of the job.
Yes, we have many places where we can ask any question, including work-related (the first thing that comes to my mind is, for example, Quora). Still, I'm not 100% convinced whether the opinion of random people from the internet, whose experience and motives are hard to assess, is better than what someone we know would say. I prefer the latter...
It's important to clarify one more issue at the very beginning - do you enjoy consistently learning, not just from time to time? In every profession, we need to educate ourselves continually, and this is particularly true in the tech industry, where the amount of new things to master is incredibly high, and our knowledge becomes outdated very quickly. We'll discuss this further later on.
Let's move on to ideas on what you can do while looking for jobs in tech.
Define Your Niche
The tech industry is vast. From programming to data analysis, from UX/UI design to IT support, cybersecurity, and product management, the list goes on.
Start by learning primary programming languages and the various roles in the field, understanding their requirements, and assessing where your interest lies.
If you've done the "homework" I asked for at the beginning and answered my questions, this task should be relatively easy.
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