3 Tips For A Graduate Wanting To Get Into The Tech Space.

After graduation, what’s next? The Tech Industry?

If you’re unsure which tech space to join—the coding or the non-coding space—then you might find this helpful.

One common myth about the “Tech World” is that programming careers are more important than No-Code careers. This myth has penetrated every nook and cranny of the Job market. If you don’t know, let me be the first person to tell you that no one is more important than the other. You can build a thriving career without being a programmer, even in Tech. The most important thing is to know where your strength lies and which one you can excel at.

The tech space encompasses business sectors that may or may not need coding programs to function. It includes various companies and organizations that utilize technology in different forms.

Identify Your Interests:

The tech space is a vast field comprising various domains like software development, data science, cybersecurity, UX/UI design, product management, and project management. To determine which piques your interest, figure out the one that stands out most and focus on building skills in that area. Doing this starts with doing a personality test skills mapping and then doing research, crossing your T’s, and dotting your I’s, I.e., paying attention to every detail of your research. Our signature program, the Workplace Foundational Skills (WFS) at the SFW academy, covers the above.

Gain Practical Experience:

Experience is a fantastic way to build your path in the tech industry. Hands-on experience is particularly invaluable. There are various ways to do this- Work on personal projects, contribute to open-source initiatives, seek internships to apply what you’ve learned in real-world scenarios, apply for volunteering programs, and enrol in workshops that will train you. By using your knowledge in real-world situations, you are solidifying your understanding and developing a deeper level of expertise that can make you a huge asset. Practical experience allows you to refine your skills, troubleshoot challenges, and adapt to different scenarios, ultimately making you more competent and effective. Again, the global career path model at the Skilled For Work Academy offers internship opportunities.

Continuous Learning/Community:

Technology is constantly evolving, so staying updated with the latest trends and advancements is crucial. Developing the necessary skills isn’t a dormant thing; you always have to hone them because they can get outdated. Take online courses, read industry blogs, and participate in forums to keep learning. Never stop learning.

I hope you find these tips helpful.

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As Written By I-Train Africa In 2024

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