It’s a brand new year and the smell of possibility is still in the air. If you’ve been thinking about a career in tech this is the absolute best time to start working towards that switch. And we’ve got all the help that you’re going to need to start. You don’t have to do anything drastic like quit your job, but if you follow these tips, you’ll be closer to a career in tech than you are right now.
Talk To People Who Have The Job You Want
One of the most helpful things that you can do when you’re trying to get into a new career field is to talk to people in that field. All you have to do is ask questions and learn how those people got into those fields. People are usually very open to talking about their career journeys and might even give you insights that you didn’t ask for.
Identify All The Skill Gaps
The next step after learning what career field you want to go into is to figure out the skills that you’re missing to get job you want. It goes without saying but once you know what skills you’re missing, you’re going to have to learn them. These days you can learn most things online but if you can’t then the next tip is for you.
Explore Other Educational Options
If you’re having trouble learning the skills that you need online, the next thing you need to do is explore other educational options. Search for second-degree or Master’s programs in the field that you’re going into to gain the skills and qualifications that you need. There are also various institutions that teach creative and digital skills over short periods of time.
Find Online Qualifications In The Field You’re Interested In
If you’re comfortable learning on your own but still want some proof of the skills that you’ve just acquired, you can get that by finding online professional certification courses. Courses like this are usually available on platforms like Udemy and Coursera, but certificate courses are hardly ever free. You are likely to spend about a little above GHC 200 on courses with professional certification.
Explore On Your Own
One of the biggest advantages of the internet is that it’s so easy to try new things out to see what sticks. If you’re interested in Graphic Design, download Photoshop and see what you can create. If you’re interested in becoming a musician, record a song. Whatever field you want to go into, the best way to determine if you’re actually going to enjoy it is by trying it out and seeing how it goes.