The Tech world is a fascinating and fast-paced industry, where jobs are anything but short. Yet, it is one of the most challenging environments to get a job, keep it and keep learning to stay-up-to-date with the latest trends. After two years of learning myself to code, I started to realize a few things about this dazzling tech environment. Here are my three insights:
INSIGHT 1: All good things come in threes.
INSIGHT 2: Prepare for a marathon, not a sprint.
At first it might seem easy, the first steps in coding are easy to take. Yet, don´t forget that learning to code isn´t an easy path to take. It takes constant effort and motivation to learn to code and keep up with the newest trends that move with the speed of light. So, instead of thinking it will be easy-peasy, prepare yourself for a long marathon of consistent learning, coding courses and challenges. That is the only way to get ahead. Becoming a self-sufficient, autonomous software enginyeer will take years instead of a few weeks or months, like Bootcamps make us belief. Learning to code is a marathon, not a sprint!
INSIGHT 3: Tech is everywhere
Our lives have become increasingly digital. And the Covid-pandemy only accelerated this process. This means Tech is a booming field. There is many jobs available and a huge shortage of digital talent. Learning to code therefore seems like an easy way to get a well paid job in the unsure working environment we currently live in. That said, getting a job in Tech is not as easy as HR recruiters and Coding Bootcamps want you to believe it is.
It can be rather hard to get into Tech, and even when your in, it can be quite challenging to find your place inside the community. That said, Tech is everywhere and it is not going anywhere soon. If you do not like to code, there are many other fields in Tech that need to be covered, data science, UX/UI design, Cloud computing and Internet Security are just a few of the many amazing fields out there.