Avoid these mistakes if you want to break into tech

career strategy Dec 15, 2021

Did you know that 54% of all jobs in tech companies are non-technical, according to research by Glassdoor. This means there is plenty of opportunity for non-techies who want to transition into the world’s most lucrative and exciting sector.

Avoid these mistakes if you want to transition into a career in tech:

  • Don’t sign up to a 6 month coding course, you probably won’t need this level of detail. Instead take a shorter course on how software products get made, get the basic tech vocab and understand who does what on a tech team.
  • Don’t spend all your time on academic learning. Combine learning with taking action. For example, take a course on tech for non-technical founders and put your knowledge to use as a tech start-up advisor.
  • Don’t limit your job search to LinkedIn. Most jobs aren’t advertised, which means you need to build your network to find opportunities. This is especially true when you’re breaking into a new sector.
  • Don’t use your old resume for tech job applications. Rebrand your existing experience to align with your dream job in tech.

If you want 2022 to be the year when you take your career to the next level, apply for Sophia’s Break Into Tech Program.

Sophia will teach you what you really need to know about tech to succeed as a non-technical professional, help you come up with a tailored career action plan and support you throughout your journey.



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