Partnerships Executive Bobby Blaney shares his tips on transferring to a tech career from knowing what you want to do, where to find support and advice and not forgetting to consider the financial elements of career change.
This can be the hardest part, but think about; what engages you, what keeps you focused, what you genuinely enjoy doing! This will be a vital part of identifying what career in Tech you will enjoy doing and will succeed in.
Of course, having an understanding of tech will help, whether that be present or something you are willing to learn. But not all careers in tech involve being submerged in code so don’t rule it out if that’s what you think… There is so much more to do!
Once you have a vague idea of careers that could be of interest, hearing someone talk about that subject should be a good indicator to if it is something that actually interests you! Although events are currently off the cards, there are plenty of talks and webinars online of people talking their craft, join one and see if it’s for you!
If there’s one thing I’ve learnt about the tech community, it’s that people love to collaborate, give advice and share their experiences. Don’t be afraid to ask the community for the warts and all or how to get started, you might even find a willing mentor!
Everyone has different drivers, but whether you are money motivated or not, it’s important to understand what financial prospects a career has and whether that fits in with your lifestyle which in my opinion, will have an impact on your happiness with your career. Although I wouldn’t advise only choosing a path for financial gains, it is still important to understand.