INFOGRAPHIC: Get into the Tech Industry!

 

Want to transition to the tech industry? Given the success of many tech companies, it’s hard to resist the appeal of this booming sector. If you want to be part of the system, but don’t know how to, here are a few pointers to help you out.

 

Research
When you’re serious about making the transition, you have to be curious. You’ll be surprised to know that IT is such a broad field. For instance, you can start somewhere simple, like researching about what makes a website. It’s not as simple as picking a template and posting content online. From the simples links, ima to the ranking of your website after a Google search, everything is related to IT. 


Self study
Did you know that there are sites that offer free materials where you can learn to code? For instance, Codecademy, Udacity, and Learnstreet offer free courses where you can learn HTML, CSS, Python, and Javascript. Codehs and Code School, on the other hand, charge at least $25 per month.

 
Become an intern
Knowing you can’t earn the big bucks yet, you’d have to start small and smart. You’ll need the hands-on experience. It’s not necessarily working from the bottom to the top. It’s more of familiarizing yourself with all the components of the industry you’re working in. In fact, most IT managers have experience working as an intern. Make the most of this experience and ask everything you need to from your superiors. 


Try start-ups
If you’re finding it hard getting hired (or even applying as an intern), you can try applying in start-ups or small companies. You’ll wear a lot of hats during this time and you’ll really be able to apply all your skills. They’re also most likely to be less picky when it comes to hiring people with less experience. As long as they see how passionate you are, your chances of getting hired are pretty high!


Get formal training
To secure your application, the next best thing to do is attend seminars, workshops and trainings. For example, Informatics holds free web developing seminars, and the only prerequisite is that you attend all the classes and you should be able to bring your own laptop. There will be more openings for these types of trainings where you don’t even need to spend a single cent to learn. Once you add these to your CV, you’re surely putting yourself on the “priority list”.

 

Finally, let your passion burst through! It’s not too late to catch up! There are plenty of opportunities out there, and all you have to do is reach out and take them. To explore more IT-related jobs, the best place to start is ictjob.ph, the Philippines Premier Job Portal. Good luck!

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