5 Steps to Start a Career in Tech
Tunde Osborne

Tunde Osborne


5 Steps to Start a Career in Tech

Technical skills are in high demand in the workforce; regardless of whether you are looking forward to being a software engineer, designer or database administrator, there are tons of opportunities waiting for you. And when you finally get a full-time job or even when you decide to be a freelancer, there are always side projects waiting for you as a subtle source of income.


This blog is dedicated to you:

  • If you are tired of your job restrictions;
  • If you care about learning;
  • If you want to be part of the large tech community;
  • If you want to see the future and experience it even before it comes;
  • If you are passionate about creating new stuff;


It is time you change your inner attitudes! And begin to think in the direction of possibilities. Be non-judgemental in your own beliefs, imaginations and feelings. It is important to note that you need courage and resilience to be successful in the industry. As such, you really need positive vibes.

Taking the next step, which is starting a career in Tech, is a broad map. Therefore, it is important to decide the Tech skills you would want to focus on.

There is a pool of career opportunities to choose from, be it programming, graphic designing, web designing, system analysing, etc; however, to begin the process, you will need to do a little background check on where you can fit in. Here are a few steps to take when starting a Career in Tech:


1. Do a little research

It is extremely important to have a good idea of the industry you are about to go into. While the whole thing might sound interesting to you, on the practical side, it is not. Learning can be time-consuming, sometimes you could feel that you are not improving. At that point, if you are not ready for the sacrifices, you might give up so quick. In other words, explore the industry by going through the career opportunities and skill sets you need. Get a sense of what attracts people to the field and their worst experiences.

The most challenging part in the industry is that, in most cases, you will be given deadlines that can possibly deny you your bed rest; perhaps there’s a need to fix a bug or ship a new feature to an app, you need to be ready to put in the time. Also, you need to be ready for various critiques, not everybody knows how to give feedback, and it will be part of your learning curve to know what works and how to put them into action. The link below will help you better understand some of the skills.

2. Be Passionate & Ready to Learn.

Most of the time, you learn on the job. It is known that Tech Industries value skills and experience over a degree; however if you want to pursue a corporate position, you may want to have at least a four-year degree. That being said, it would still be of great advantage if you worked on developing your skills to show your level of competency and solve problems.


3. Enrol in a Training Program.

Companies are interested in people who have gone through Tech Courses or attended a Boot Camp. Still, it would be best to avoid jumping into a potentially expensive or time-intensive training program without being sure it is the right one for you. Do some research before you enrol.


4. Learn HTML.

Programmers, web designers, technical writers and many other “ tech people” are required to know at least HTML (Hypertext Markup Language). Actually, everyone needs to know how the web pages work (since we interact with them every day). The first step in skills development and moving beyond browsing, you would need to learn HTML (the browser text markup).


5. Build something.

Finally, build projects. They do not speak too much vocabulary in the tech industry. Instead, they get the job done. Throughout your learning process, always tie your learning to a project. For instance, if you decide to be a web designer, start by building yourself a portfolio site. By the time you finish learning how to create a portfolio website, you will have completed building yourself a portfolio website. Which, in the end, will serve as evidence to the world and prospective employers of your programming efficiency.

You can do a lot if you are committed to learning a new skill. Remember, trust yourself. Your intuition and abilities are the starting points of handling developments.

Hope this post was helpful! You can leave a comment. Also, let us know if there’s a topic you want us to write on. Thank you!

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